The Berkshire Edge On-Air Wednesday May 5, 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.

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:

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:
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):

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.


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