The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday February 24, 2021

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. In an address at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Mass., the Massachusetts education commissioner, Jeffrey Riley, has called for public school students to return to in-school classes by April…

2. And speaking of education, two Southern Berkshire high school students, Cecelia Caldwell and Isabella Kemp, seniors at Mt. Everett, have created a speaker series on sustainability and the environment, a program of the Sustainability Coalition they had established. First speaker is Mt. Everett graduate Ezra Small, who is campus sustainability manager at UMass:

3.  Cannabis farms are cropping up in the Berkshires like, well, mushrooms… another one is proposed for West Stockbridge, and the neighbors are not happy:

4. Everyone in the Berkshires and vicinity keeps their eye on the BSO, so it’s of keen interest that the orchestra has selected its first female CEO… Gail Samuel, whom the BSO lured away from Los Angeles:

5. We have an interview with Great Barrington’s new police chief Paul Storti, and we look at his plans for the department:
https://theberkshireedge.com/interview-great-barringtons-new-police-chief-paul-storti/

6. In an example of how cultural organizations are planning a summer season during a pandemic, Shakespeare & Company is reconfiguring its Lenox campus in order to retain its programs:



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