The Berkshire Edge On-Air – September 5
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This week we talk about:
1. Primary Election —
Big upset: Andrea Harrington of West Stockbridge won the primary election for District Attorney over the Pittsfield incumbent Paul Caccaviello. The West Stockbridge outsider took down the Pittsfield Democratic machine…
2. A Facebook post by a teacher at Southern Berkshire Regional School District — Jim Berlstein, a science and technology teacher for 18 years at Mt. Everett High School — has started a furor — and has put the district in a turmoil. He asserts that the working conditions at the school are endangering education. And he’s referring to the new superintendent.
3. Some merchants in Great Barrington are seeing an opportunity in the single-use plastic water bottle ban adopted — and reaffirmed — at a special town meeting in August: