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.
1. Great Barrington, the pot capital of the Berkshires, is now worried about the number of marijuana dispensaries in town. The selectboard is pondering whether it’s issued too many licenses — and whether they can restrict them in the future:
2. We have a profile of state Sen. Adam Hinds during which he reflects upon his legislative accomplishments, and initiatives yet to be realized:
3. Tanglewood has opened a spectacular new center for learning and performing: The Linde Center.
4. If you’re wondering where to see fireworks on the Fourth of July, or where to see parades, or special events, look no further. We have the lineup of events to celebrate Independence Day.
5. Illuminating the Hidden Forest. One of our writers, Carolyn Newberger, has created a series of essays exploring the forest around her house in Lenox. It is a marvelous evocation of the wonders and surprises that are all around us:https://theberkshireedge.com/illuminating-the-hidden-forest-chapter-3-ancestor-trees/
6. And on a sobering note, Chet Delaney visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, what he calls an American Auschwitz, that recognizes all those murdered because of their race. It is a reminder of the brutality and racism that is our heritage: