The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday January 29, 2020

he 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.  Supporters of a home rule petition that would allow the town of Great Barrington to vote whether or not to allow horse racing at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds have taken their campaign to Boston, and the Legislature:

2.  Mark Volpe, the CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a guiding influence in the development of Tanglewood’s new performance spaces will retire next year:

3. Meanwhile, back in Great Barrington, the Selectboard has determined that enough is enough: only 7 pot stores:

4.  On the lighter side, one of our writers, Sheela Clary, sent us a delightful poem about the challenge of getting her daughter dressed for school (in the style of the metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell):

5. We should mention that Great Barrington hosted a heartfelt tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, and in our report we included a video of Dr. King’s ‘We have a dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial:

6. In Great Barrington Kendra Smallwood and Emma Blair have introduced a new concept for freelancers: a community workspace that incorporates collaboration:


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