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.
Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. The process for merging the South Berkshire County school districts is moving ahead. The merger planning board has hired a transportation conclutant to fisgure out the logistics of getting kids to the enlarged district schools:
2. Finally, on a cheerful note, downtown Great Barrington on Friday night, and Saturday afternoon and evening, will feature “busking” to enliven the visiting experience:
And by the way, if you want to find out what’s happening in the Berkshires, at the region’s theaters and concert halls, as well as on its stages, check out the Berkshire Edge calendar where you can also purchase tickets.
3. We have a vigorous agricultural community in the Berkshires, and two local farmers, Elizabeth Keen and Alexander Thorp, are raffling off tickets for a far-to-table dinner on July 30… with proceeds going to the Harry Conklin Fund for Farmsteads.. Conklin was a beloved attorney in Great Barrington:
4. The contest for the post of Berkshire County High Sheriff is usually one of little notice… but not this time. There’s bitter dispute between candidate Alf Barbalunga and Sheriff Tom Bowler:
5. And finally, we have a story about Greenagers, what we have designated as the “premier youth environmental organization in the region.” They build gardens for people, repair woodland trails, engage in sustainable farming. and partner with local institutions on all sorts of projects: