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1. It’s been an eventful week… first, Monument Mountain Regional High School has been troubled by rumors of a bomb threatp
And the Middle School was subjected to incidents of anti-semitism
2. In an extraordinary performance, Beth Robbins, joined by other actors including Alison Larkin, took the stage at Shakespeare & Company to read from Beth’s memoir “A Grief Sublime,’ about her life and the death of her partner Steve Sproutman Meyerowitz:
3. It seems to happen every holiday season… a fire engulfs a residence. This time, one man died, his wife is in critical conditionhttps://theberkshireedge.com/one-dead-and-another-in-critical-condition-after-beech-tree-apartment-fire/
4. In Pittsfield, our correspondent Hannah Van Sickle writes, one man is making a difference for the icyt’s youth, Jerome Edgerton Jr.:
5. Now here’s a quandary many communities would like to see themselves confronted with: What to do with extra cash! Great Barrington, if appears, is dealing with how to allocate the significant extra revenues it has received from the local tax on marijuana sales — more than $1 million so far:
6. At Monument Mountain Regional High School it isn’t all about academics, SAT scores, or grades… an innovative program is putting students to work… called Pathways to Trades:https://theberkshireedge.com/everything-was-pointing-in-this-direction-pathways-to-the-trades-is-putting-students-to-work/