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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. Let us start with the Boston Pops, back in style,… that provided a musical uplift in these pandemic times, for the 4th of July:
And while we’re on a musical theme, we should mention that Alice Maggio, the longtime artistic director — and founder — of the Berkshire Children’s Chorus, is stepping down:https://theberkshireedge.com/berkshire-childrens-chorus-announces-next-artistic-director/
And tonight, cellist Yo-Yo Ma with pianist Emmanuel Ax is performing a concert to benefit Greenagers, the environmental youth program:
2. Meanwhile, back to infrastructure reality, a roundabout is being built at the intersection of Routes 7 and 23, in front of the police station… the cops will be busy keeping things moving, that’s for sure:https://theberkshireedge.com/work-on-controversial-roundabout-to-resume-shortly-triplex-parking-lot-to-be-ripped-up-in-the-fall/
3. Housatonic, the village in Great Barrington that feels neglected, is going to get fibre line access to Internet — maybe… but it’s expensive.
4. You might call him the dancing farmer. At Jacob’s Pillow, dancer Adam Weinert is reviving a Jacob’s Pillow tradition …. dancers working in the garden — Jacob’s Garden..
5. In our Business Monday column, Jonathan Butler notes how collaboration has been at the heart of successful, Berkshires entrepreneurial spirit:
6. Finally, at the Mission House in Stockbridge, the Trustees of the Reservation has mounted an exhibit paying tribute to the first residents of Stockbridge, the Mohicans — and isn’t there some irony in the name of the sponsor and the name of the site: