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This week we talk about:
1. The White Hart North in Great Barrington: https://theberkshireedge.com/47-railroad-street-project-near-completion-new-eatery-could-be-white-hart-north/
47 Railroad St. Project at the top of Railroad Street will include The Fox, a restaurant run by Annie Wayte of the White Hart in Salisbury.
2. Of all things to pick on for budget cuts, the Great Barrington Selectboard chooses the libraries…. and thereby hangs a big controversy: https://theberkshireedge.com/amid-budget-cutting-ritual-great-barrington-libraries-become-a-victim/
3. Congressman Richie Neal has a challenger in the Democratic primary: It’s an attorney and a woman … Tahirah Amatul-Wadud from Springfield, who charges that Neal is too entangled with corporate interests, such as the health care industry, communications giants like Verizon and other wealthy donors, to really serve his largely rural and poor district that needs, among other things, high speed internet. https://theberkshireedge.com/springfield-attorney-challenges-u-s-rep-neal-from-the-left-points-to-open-secrets-about-his-donors/
4. Our columnist Carole Owens writes of how 11 men met in Sheffield, Mass., in 1773, three years before the Declaration of Independence was published, and put together what they called The Resolves, a expressing independence from British tyranny… and it’s remarkably similar to the 1776 Declaration…. it happened here first, folks. https://theberkshireedge.com/connections-the-resolves-of-sheffield-hotbed-of-insurrection/
5. The latest addition to the summer Tanglewood lineup is Harry Connick Jr. who’s bringing his New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration to the Shed on June 23… get your tickets now… And we have a video of him performing in New Orleans embedded in our story. https://theberkshireedge.com/harry-connick-jr-joins-2018-tanglewood-season/
6. Finally, on a brisk Sunday morning, 80 runners (and walkers) turned out for the 5k run/walk benefit for the Berkshire South Regional Community Center… it took place at the Great Barrington Airport. A really good cause, to support the Community Center’s youth programs. https://theberkshireedge.com/5k-runners-and-walkers-turn-out-for-berkshire-south/
7. And for those with a taste for intrigue, espionage and literature, we have the ninth chapter of our serial novel “Over the Edge,” each chapter written by a different author. The novel has taken us from Simon’s Rock College, to Fuel Coffeeshop, to Panama, and now back to Great Barrington. And who know where it will go next. https://theberkshireedge.com/a-novel-over-the-edge-chapter-9/