The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday January 8, 2020

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1.   There’s nothing like affordable housing to spoil the neighborhood…. angry Housatonic residents assailed the town’s Community Preservation Committee over a proposal to commit funds for an affordable housing development on a wooded lot south of the village. It got raucous:
https://theberkshireedge.com/angry-housatonic-residents-assail-cpc-for-funding-of-affordable-housing-property/
2.  In Williamstown at the Milne Public Library the Osher Lifelong Living Institute (OLLI) has created an exhibit celebrating residents who are 65 and older and living vibrant creative lives … like the Jacob’s Pillow choreographer and dancer Sandra Burton:
https://theberkshireedge.com/creative-aging-exhibit-highlights-growing-older-in-the-berkshires/
3. Among our weekly features is a podcast/article entitled “It’s Not That Simple” that takes a look at important issues facing South Berkshire County. It’s the creation of architect Pedro Pachano and Great Barrington Selectman Ed Abrahams. This week, their show features local farms and farmers … “Food doesn’t grow in grocery stores.”
https://theberkshireedge.com/its-not-that-simple-food-doesnt-grow-in-grocery-stores/
4. And speaking of Housatonic, village residents there are not only up in arms about affordable housing, they’re also peeved about odors that may waft their way from a proposed cannabis production operation:https://theberkshireedge.com/residents-object-again-to-pot-farm-as-new-report-cites-potentially-significant-odor-impacts/
5.  And just to put it all in perspective, we published our annual year in review that chronicles the significant stories of 2019: cannabis, school mergers, blood money, and bridges:
https://theberkshireedge.com/of-mergers-bridges-cannabis-and-blood-money-gb-and-south-county-year-in-review/
6. And lastly, on a hopeful note, our correspondent Dook Snyder has written a review of 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s book, “No One is too small to make a difference.” With young people like her the human race might just survive another decade — perhaps a century:https://theberkshireedge.com/book-review-no-one-is-too-small-to-make-a-difference-highlights-immediacy-of-climate-crisis/

The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday January 8, 2020
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