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.
This week we talk about:
1. ICE agents seize immigrant worker on Main Street in Great Barrington, in front of audience at the Fuel Coffee Shop:
2. On Friday, Great Barrington’s first recreational marijuana retail “pot shop” will open:
Some will rejoice, but others urge caution, as in the case of our writer Sheela Clary:
3. Southern Berkshire Regional School District, Mt. Everett Regional High School hosting overseas students in a global education program, even as its students travel to foreign lands:
4. Shout Out to Dine Out…. a local artist has created a campaign to call attention to the scourge of human trafficking:
5. Homeless in the Berkshires: Rita Dichelle explains what it’s like to be homeless, and how Construct Inc. helped put her life together — and gave her a roof over her head: