The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday March 25, 2020

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.

So this morning most of our leading stories about the consequences of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic:

1 The town of Great Barrington has declared a state of emergency, as the Berkshires the state and the country confront the coronavirus epidemic:

2. And it was just the health issues that had the Great Barrington town fathers (and mother) concerned. It was the fragile condition of local businesses, many of which were closed — and losing money —

3. In order to keep our readers informed of the latest epidemic developments, we have been running “Coronavirus Live Local Update”

4.  All of the local efforts to stall the spread of the disease are part of a wider statewide effort. Gov. Charlie Baker ordered a statewide lockdown:

5.  And in the midst of the crisis a coalition has emerged, an informal group of “do-gooders” engaging in a creative community initiatives to, among other things, provide masks for health care workers;

6. But we’re not all health emergency alerts. We have a profile of 90-year-old Wray Gunn, founder of the Clinton Church Restoration in Great Barrington, a leader of the local NAACP chapter:


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