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.
1. After 10 years, redevelopment of mothballed Eagle Mill in Lee is finally getting under way:
2. On the 61st anniversary of the desegregation of schools in New Orleans, epitomized by the Norman Rockwell painting of “Rainbow Ruby” walking to school, local artist Pops Peterson has created a mural in the Jubilee Hill neighborhood of Pittsfield celebrating desegregation:
3. Today at Berkshire Community College is hosting a workshop on the challenges veterans face after returning home from combat:
4. Our science writer Dr. Rich Kessin — who hails from Lakeville but works at Columbia University — has a prediction on how the COVID19 epidemic will end: vaccinations — not “treatments”:
5. Sheela Clary reviews “Tax the Rich” by the so-called Patriotic Millionaires, whose aim is to “unrig” the political economy in thrall to the rich. And by the way, Edge members are eligible to join a webinar with the authors of the book this Thursday — tomorrow — at 6 p.m.
6. Finally, in a sign of the times, a derelict Getty gas station on Main Street in Great Barrington is being reincarnated as a pot shop: