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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.
1. A terrible tragedy at Jacob’s Pillow, the celebrated dance venue in Becket. A fire Monday burned down the Doris Duke Theatre:
2. It is estimated that cultural organizations in the Berkshires have suffered about $55 million in lost revenue due to the COVID19 pandemic:https://theberkshireedge.com/western-mass-cultural-organizations-suffer-55-million-in-covid-19-related-losses-since-march/
3. More economic woes to report.. beer lovers, lament. Berkshire Bank has foreclosed on Shelton Brothers beer importers:
4. From beer to water…. the contaminated water of the Housatonic Water Works, found to be laced with manganese. The continuing saga of a privately owned public utility that’s been unable to maintain its water system for the village of Housatonic (a hamlet in Great Barrington):
5. Boyd Technologies in Lee is playing a major role in providing protection against the COVID19 pandemic. The firm makes protective masks… in fact, is manufacturing 60 million. Just one of several innovative products the firm has introduced, thanks to a state Manufacturing Emergency Response Team grant:
6. And finally, Gould Farm in Monterey, a residential therapeutic center, has dedicated a new residential community center: