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A Joint Effort–As marijuana legislation rolls forward, pros prep for progress

With the state’s legislative session just beginning, Governor Ned Lamont will likely continue the push to legalize recreational marijuana. As part of that effort, Lamont sat down with the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts… Read More

The Writing on the Wall–Local Artist 5ivefingaz Creates a Movement

“Quiet people have the loudest minds,” said the late Stephen Hawking. It made me think of my friend 5ivefingaz: artist, author, activist, and a bit of an enigma. He has created a movement with one goal: to spread love. “Everyone… Read More

Electric Avenue––The move away from gas-powered cars

Purring in from over the horizon is a silent but powerful brigade of vehicles that will transform the American car culture. For decades, electric cars have been a sideshow, a novelty act, a blip on the automotive sales chart. But… Read More

Who won the Battle of Ridgefield?

The short answer is the British, but that is not commonly known. In an online survey conducted by Ridgefield Magazine in January (completed by 392 people), when asked “Who won the Battle of Ridgefield,” only 56 percent selected “the British.”… Read More

Call Me Chris––Christopher Walken interviewed by Dick Cavett

Christopher Walken is one of the most diversely talented actors—playing more than 100 roles in films such as Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can, Seven Psychopaths, and Pulp Fiction, plus dozens of stage roles,… Read More

The Donkeyman–Author Kevin O’Hara found himself by way of Ireland and a donkey

Why, look. Over there. It’s none other than Kevin O’Hara, the Donkeyman himself, hoisting a pint of Guinness at Patrick’s Pub. Do you know Kevin? Come. Meet him. The unofficial bard of the Berkshires, a self-described “knuckle-headed romantic,” was given… Read More

Year-Round Sound–Well-known musicians in the Berkshire

Contrary to public opinion, you don’t have to wait for summer to experience live musical performances in the Berkshires. Those who stay put in the county come winter through Memorial Day are fortunate to have an abundance of musical talent… Read More

Beautiful Box–Apartment living glams up SoNo

Special digital version of the article. It’s too difficult to resist the Field of Dreams build-it-and-they’ll-come reference when talking about the long, sometimes slow, and these days hyper-energized rise of SoNo—South Norwalk to the uninitiated—as the hippest home base in… Read More

Tanglewood Flourishes–A diverse lineup draws thousands to the new TLI

On a clear night, the sun sets behind a hundred-year-old oak tree. From inside this new concert hall, the audience can look west into the massive branches and out across the Tanglewood campus. The space is an open room of… Read More

Nexus of Innovation

The angular steel structure perched at the southern edge of the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield has been quietly looming for over 12 months. It’s not so quiet anymore, though. Contractors put the finishing touches on the Berkshire Innovation Read More

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