The Berkshire Edge LLC is a locally owned, regional publication. Our goal is to provide – regularly and in depth – content that truly reflects the life, interests and aspirations of this unusually rich and vibrant community.
Guided by respected journalistic standards, the principle of fairness, the quest for truth, a commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and an abiding admiration for the independent spirit of the Berkshires, The Berkshire Edge offers in-depth local news reports and features, perspectives on the arts, wide-ranging commentary, and a comprehensive calendar of events – all written, illustrated, and, in some cases performed, with wit, intelligence, insight and humor.
1. Pot is us in Sandisfield. The Selectboard has approved a large-scale cannabis growing operation, over objections of neighbors:
2. How does a parent (and in this case a writer for The Edge) deal with having a child home during the pandemic. assuring her child continues her education, and getting her own work done, too? Hannah Van Sickle explains how she and her daughter are coping — with CLuB, a hybrid method of remote learning through the Southern Berkshire Regional School District:
3. And continuing our education theme, parents ain the Berkshire Hills Regional School District are up in arms about a proposal to end the practice of tracking, whereby students are grouped according to perceived academic ability:
4. Our writer Sarah Wright calls our attention to Dr. Bandy Lee, a graduate of the Riggs Center in Stockbridge, who has written a cautionary book about Donald Trump, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” arguing that Trump was a dangerous, mentally unfit president:
5. Could passenger rail service between the Berkshires and New York (through Canaan, Conn,, of course) ever be revived? Railroad aficionado Jack Trowill imagines it could –: