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:

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

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

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

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”:

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:


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