The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday January 11, 2023

1. The Eight Town Regional School District Planning Board has received a state grant to study the merger of Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire school districts:

And there will be a public meeting about he proposed merger January 21 to explain the progress toward the school district merger:

2. Meanwhile, the Tri-Town health board is warning residents about the continuing pandemic threat, especially with a new variant spreading abroad:

3. Berkshire County has a new District Attorney — Timothy Shugrue, who has replaced Andrea Harrington and has started his term in office:

4. Our historian Gary Leveille writes a reminiscence of the snow trains that would bring skiers from the city to the Berkshires:

5. And finally, in her column Woman on the Verge, Sarah Wright discusses the Rachel Maddow’s new “Ultra” podcast — Maddow, by the way, is part of what you might call the “Greater” Berkshires, since she lives in Northampton:


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