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‘History is real and not a theory’: Pittsfield celebrates Juneteenth

"I think it is deeply important that Berkshire County celebrates Juneteenth," NAACP Berkshires Vice President Sabrina Allard told The Berkshire Edge. "For Pittsfield, celebrating Juneteenth shows a commitment to equality and racial justice.”

Bits & Bytes: Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair; rescheduled Berkshire Jazz Showcase; tree care talk; Kung Fu at the Colonial; Community Conversations recap

The 'Save a Tree' workshop will focus on supporting the health of the red oak adjacent to River Walk on Bridge Street.

Bits & Bytes: Arbor Day at Mason Library; ‘Aladdin Jr.’ at the Colonial; ‘The Art of Costume Design in Opera’; science and engineering fair;...

Directed by Travis Daly with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover, the production features more than 100 Berkshire-area students.

Community radio station sees rebirth, hopes to Kickstart its bank account

The idea is that live programmers will be working in front of the window in much the same fashion as they did in the television show “Northern Exposure” and its fictitious AM station, KBHR.

Bits & Bytes: GB trick or treat hours; Music@theTaft; Sheffield tree planting and property walk; Cafe Palestina film festival; students plant vegetative buffer

Participants in the Sheffield Land Trust's property walk will explore the Drury Trail from Barnum Street to Schenob Brook and hear about the property’s history, plants and animals from members of the Drury family.

Bits & Bytes: GB Heritage Day; ‘Fiorello;’ Aston Magna opening weekend; ‘Ami and Tami’ at Berkshire Museum; ‘the Longest Day;’ storage for Sheffield Farmers’...

Bring one or two damaged but repairable items to the Repair Café in Pittsfield (Mass.) to be fixed for free by neighborhood volunteers.

EDGE CAST VIDEO: The Sandisfield pipeline: This story isn’t over

An EdgeCast exclusive: State Rep. William Smitty Pignatelli and arborist Tom Ingersoll visit Otis State Forest where pipeline giant Kinder Morgan intends to construct a new gas pipeline.

Let the planting begin: Trees return to Main Street

Unlike the monoculture problem of the Bradford pears, no more than 10 of any given species will create a wide diversity. Even some American elms are coming to town, too, and will take majestic gateway positions.

Kinder Morgan pipeline project scorns state constitution, could set precedent  

“This is a case of a forest of clean air machines being literally traded for the transmission of fossil fuels. Not a step in the right direction.” -- Arborist Tom Ingersoll, on the Kinder Morgan proposal to cut a swathe through protected old-growth forests in Sandisfield to build a natural gas pipeline extension to Connecticut
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