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:
https://theberkshireedge.com/what-will-happen-to-housatonic-school-amid-uncertainty-brainstorming-session-set-for-saturday/

2. The town of Great Barrington has been reimbursed for the $167,000 stolen by a former assistant treasurer Deborah Ball:
https://theberkshireedge.com/town-recoups-167000-allegedly-stolen-by-assistant-treasurer-collector/
Here’s the original story of her indictment;https://theberkshireedge.com/former-great-barrington-tax-collector-pleads-not-guilty-to-embezzlement-in-fraudulent-ponzi-scheme/

3. Meanwhile, Great Barrington students engaged in the traditional Halloween sidewalk and store display window decoration:https://theberkshireedge.com/student-artists-descend-on-downtown-great-barrington-brightening-up-the-landscape/
While the Trustees of Reservations have announced that the holiday light display Naumkeag (150,000 lights) will be illuminated on November 26:
https://theberkshireedge.com/bits-nonprofit-salary-survey-jeff-robb-exhibit-at-sohn-fine-art-lenox-winter-parking-ban-berkshire-waldorf-open-house/

4. The town of Great Barrington is about to break ground on a badly needed affordable housing project:
https://theberkshireedge.com/ground-expected-to-be-broken-soon-on-great-barringtons-latest-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 —https://theberkshireedge.com/business-monday-what-it-takes-to-start-and-grow-a-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:
https://theberkshireedge.com/book-review-peril-by-bob-woodward-and-robert-costa/

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:
https://theberkshireedge.com/its-time-to-act-on-h-o-p-e/



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