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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. Great Barrington Selectboard has given the green light for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations available to the general public. Fueling up, though, won’t be free:
2. BerkShares, the local currency pioneered in Great Barrington 15 years ago, is going digital:
3. The two southern Berkshire school districts have hired a project manager to assemble a process of merging the two districts:
4. At the same time Berkshire Hills Regional School District has received a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to expand the role of students in making school decisions:
5. On the musical front, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering free tickets for the re-opening of Symphony Hall in Boston:https://theberkshireedge.com/free-bso-community-concert-at-symphony-hall-october-3/
6. Finally, we have a column from Carole Owens about the tradition of women’s clubs in the Berkshires: