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.
This week we’ve had a slew of education stories:
1. The Massachusetts School Building Authority once again has rejected an application to upgrade Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington:
2. From our business desk, we have an examination of how affordable housing projects are dealing with higher costs and administrative delays:
3. From our agriculture desk we have a story about how farmers are coping with the pandemic and the changes within their marketplace:https://theberkshireedge.com/one-year-later-how-berkshire-farmers-adapted-to-the-pandemic/
4. Town elections are coming up next week, and we have a number of letters endorsing candidates for the Selectboard and school committee…. here’s one, from a School Committee member:https://theberkshireedge.com/dohoney-endorses-burke-for-gb-selectboard/
5. It’s not often that we have news from the tiny town of Mt. Washington (pop. 538) but there seems to be a brouhaha brewing in that community at the top of Mt. Everett, leading to the resignation of the town clerk and a selectboard member (same person):https://theberkshireedge.com/emotions-boil-over-in-tiny-mount-washington-as-resignation-leaves-two-major-posts-unfilled/
6. Finally, we have a piece from our naturalist’s desk. The hummingbirds are back, flying thousands of miles to return to their Berkshire summer homes, much like many others of the human sort.