Friday, June 21, 2024

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Tri-Town Board of Health proposes fee hikes

The agency unanimously approved supporting a permanent home in Stockbridge's Town Hall.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Daniel’s Art Party at Simon’s Rock: Love letter to Rikke Borge, star of ‘Smasharoo’ and ‘Bedtime Stories’

It only took a few minutes of bubbly and hilarious conversation, and a listen to Rikke Borge's great singing voice, to know we’d found our irreverent “Mama” in “Orange Star Smasharoo.”

Daniel’s Art Party at Simon’s Rock: Community radio and ‘Berkshire Bedtime Stories’

The next Daniel's Art Party/WBCR collaboration will be “Berkshire Bedtime Stories,” a series of recordings of children’s books read by Berkshire locals. The show will be broadcast at bedtime, as you might imagine.

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.

WBCR, the local low-power FM station, prepares to be back on the air

Berkshire Community Radio Alliance (BCRA) WBCR-lp 97.7 FM is gearing up to return from roughly a three-year hibernation with a new approach and the prospect of a new studio on Main Street.

Bits & Bytes: Churches address addiction epidemic; community radio documentary; Berkshire Natural History Conference; Arbor Day in New Marlborough; calls for art

The screening of "Outermost Radio" will be co-sponsored by Great Barrington’s community radio station WBCR, which is currently undergoing reconstruction and renewal and seeking studio space from which to resume live broadcasts.

Bits & Bytes: First Saturday Documentaries; new chief medical officer for CHP; ‘Trends in Philanthropy’ talk; the Quartet at Spencertown Academy; Royal Hemlock Trail...

Chief Medical Officer for Community Health Programs, Dr. Everett Lamm is a board certified pediatrician who practiced in New Hampshire for 14 years before to relocating to the Berkshires. He served the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services as a legislative advocate, educator and speaker.

Bits & Bytes: New SoCo ice cream flavor; Justin Hillman at the Whit; WBCR fundraiser; Eagle Fund phoneathon; musical Shabbat in GB

SoCo will unveil the ice cream in partnership with the Triplex Cinema on Thursday, November 19, at the same time that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2” is released nationwide.

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