The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday October 27, 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.

1. A brainstorming session is set for this coming Saturday for a public discussion about what the derelict Housatonic Elementary School building could become:

2. The town of Great Barrington has been reimbursed for the $167,000 stolen by a former assistant treasurer Deborah Ball:
Here’s the original story of her indictment;

3. Meanwhile, Great Barrington students engaged in the traditional Halloween sidewalk and store display window decoration:
While the Trustees of Reservations have announced that the holiday light display Naumkeag (150,000 lights) will be illuminated on November 26:

4. The town of Great Barrington is about to break ground on a badly needed affordable housing project:

5.  For our Business Monday feature we had a great profile of two women who started a farm — a small scale sustainable agriculture operation they’ve named Full Well Farm —

6.  Our voracious reader and feature writer Mickey Friedman has reviewed Robert Costa’s and Bob Woodward’s book, “Peril,” about the last desperate moments of the Trump administration:

7. Finally, we had an opinion piece from state Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli, explaining his support and leadership on a measure that would allow first responders to carry and administer NARCAN, an antidote to an overdose:


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