The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday June 29, 2022


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. Great Barrington Selectboard is denying accusations that some members may have violated the open meeting law in the deliberations over short-term rentals:

https://theberkshireedge.com/selectboard-members-deny-violating-open-meeting-law-violations/

2.  Meanwhile, there’s the controversial proposal to construct a roundabout at a busy Great Barrington intersection: Essayist Bill Shein considers the implications:

https://theberkshireedge.com/reason-gone-mad-the-history-of-great-barringtons-first-roundabout/

3. Back to the bigger issues: Great Barrington residents took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court ruling about abortion:

https://theberkshireedge.com/south-county-residents-protest-against-scotus-roe-v-wade-decision/

4.  And speaking of bigger issues, essayist Mickey Friedman takes on the attempt by former President Trump to subvert the outcome of the election:

https://theberkshireedge.com/the-other-side-theres-redemption-and-theres-the-back-door/

5.  Writer Hannah Van Sickle has created a fascinating profile of author and book coach Courtney Maum and her new memoir “The Year of the Horses”:

https://theberkshireedge.com/book-coach-courtney-maum-at-the-mount-june-30-to-celebrate-her-first-memoir-the-year-of-the-horses/

6. Finally, if you’re in a mood for the pithy mysteries of Agatha Christie, the Theatre Barn in New Lebanon, N.Y. — just west of Great Barrington — is staging “Fiddlers Three” — reviewer Peter Bergman highly recommends it:
https://theberkshireedge.com/theater-review-agatha-christies-fiddlers-three-at-the-theater-barn-in-new-lebanon-n-y/



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