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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. Our lede story is that former state Senator Ben Downing, a Democrat who had announced he would run for governor next year, has called it quits:
2. A worker co-op in Pittsfield, Rose & Cole’s Transport, aims to provide transportation for the city’s poorest neighborhoods in order to provide the city’s poorest residents in the poorest and largely neglected neighborhoods a way of getting to work:https://theberkshireedge.com/rose-coles-transport-co-op-aims-to-drive-change-in-pittsfield/
3. Our writer David Edwards interviews set designer Carl Sprague of Stockbridge about his work on the new Wes Anderson film, “The French Dispatch”:
4. And now for an unusual holiday favorite: Gary Leveille’s satirical “holiday house tour”:
5. So here’s a holiday uplift. Two residents of the village of Housatonic are on a campaign to bring holiday cheer to the village, all in memory of the beloved Deb Koffman, whose gallery and support oof emerging artists is legendary in South Berkshire County:https://theberkshireedge.com/light-it-up-for-deb-koffman-illuminates-housatonic/
6. Young local artists now have anew venue in Lee, the Off-Of-It Gallery, where customers can find intriguing collectibles — all run by a young entrepreneur:https://theberkshireedge.com/business-monday-off-of-it-gallery-for-modern-art-and-collectibles/
7. Finally, part 1 of a two-part series on financial New Year’s resolutions that will really work: