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.
Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. Here’s a story that will put a chill in the hearts of administrators of the region’s cultural organizations: Are employees of the region’s vaunted cultural organizations getting paid equitably?
2. Meanwhile, the Great Barrington Selectboard is reviewing a second proposal to redevelop the Housatonic School building in the hamlet of Housatonic.
3. Ben Doren, the very popular principal of the W.E.B. DuBois Middle School in Great Barrington, has announced that he is leaving. He introduced the concept of “radical inclusion” into the Middle School classrooms:
4. Well, radio fans, we have some dire news about our low power FM station in Great Barrington, WBCR, that’s run by a corps of volunteers — it may have to shut down for lack of funds:
5. Finally, if you like jazz, you won’t want to miss the Berkshire Jazz Sprawl featuring pianist Brandon Golberg:
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