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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.https://theberkshireedge.com/baker-eases-covid-restrictions-touts-vaccine-equity-program-for-marginalized-communities/
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:https://theberkshireedge.com/bits-bcc-virtual-massage-therapy-info-session-open-house-dorset-theatre-festival-announces-new-program-resident-artist/
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:https://theberkshireedge.com/yankee-shrimp-and-grits/