The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday March 2, 2021

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. So how can we concoct a news lineup without dealing with the COVID19 pandemic…
In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker relaxes COVID restrictions, and cites ‘vaccine equity’ for marginalized communities… some of his critics aren’t buying it.

2.  In the meantime, Great Barrington received a grant for a recreational hiking path, allowing bikers and hikers to avoid using the U.S. 7 corridor:

3.  We’re already thinking about spring … with a feature about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how CSA’s support local farmers:

4. An here’s a cheery note.. Our business writer Julia Dixon conducted a survey of Berkshire businesses, and found them optimistic about the prospects of the local economy, inspite of the pandemic:
5.  And the COVID slowdown has given composer David Edwards (and Edge music writer) an opportunity to put together his own music, offering royalty-free recordings to ballet dancers to use in their video performances. Edwards calls it his gift to the dance community:

6.  And finally, since the COVID regimen has meant we are staying home and spending more time cooking, our food columnist Bob Luhmann offers a recipe for Yankee shrimp and grits — a little taste of New Orleans… just the dish to melt away winter chill:


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