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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.
This week we talk about:
1. For the first time in many years, the Great Barrington Selectboard is not at odds with the Berkshire Hills Regional School District over the town’s portion of the 2019 school budget… big surprise:
2. Media news… The big bad Berkshire Eagle has purchased the local weekly shopper, the Shopper’s Guide:https://theberkshireedge.com/south-county-shoppers-guide-sold-to-the-berkshire-eagle/
3. Meanwhile, Great Barrington selectmen are peeved at what they termed the “glacial pace” of negotiations to redevelop the former Housatonic Elementary School building, out of use since 2004.
4. Our columnist and longtime Berkshire observer writes that America was born in an era of climate change — it was very cold:https://theberkshireedge.com/connections-27/
5. Hot or cold, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is buzzing with activity… one of the latest projects is “Daniel’s Art Party” (referring to the Daniel Art Center), organized by Ken Roht, a California-based choreographer and theatre director:https://theberkshireedge.com/daniels-art-party-at-simons-rock-celebration-of-a-tree/
6. And we have a lovely remembrance of pianist, composer and conductor Andre Previn, who appeared numerous times at Tanglewood: