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Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. We have now published five parts of a seven-part series by Bill Shein that explores in great depth the housing market in the Berkshires, especially in Great Barrington. It’s called THE DEVELOPER, and organizes the information around the story of one local developer named Ian Rasch. Here’s a link to today’s installment:
2.Nick Simonds is bringing much needed services and education to Berkshire County with his Harm-Reduction Mobile Unit.
3. For movie buffs, we have an insightful overview of the New York Film Festibal by reviewer Barbara Quart
4.In the heat of the current election season, we have a letter to the editor discussing why it’s not good to steal the opposition’s lawn signs.
5. In this week’s Business Monday line-up, we have an interesting profile of a Great Barrington institution, Barrington Brewery
6. And also in the Business Monday section, we have an announcement that the much loved Mission Restaurant in Pittsfield is closing. Mission was well known for its Monday Night Jazz sessions. It leave a gib hole in the cultural landscape.