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. The Berkshire International Film Festival opens this week, and one of the films is “Sproutland,” a film by Great Barrington’s Cynthia Wade, a fictional account about “Sproutman” (Steve Meyerowitz):
2. There will be a memorial procession on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
3. We have a podcast, It’s Not that Simple, put together by Great Barrington Selectboard member Ed Abrahams and his cohort Pedro Pachano — and this week they created a discussion of blue laws in Massachusetts, prompted by a marijuana distributor’s failure to pay holiday wages for which Theory Wellness was forced to pay $300,000 in back wages:
4. Berkshire Community College is resuming its in-person Health Scholars’ Program designed to increase the number of healthcare providers in rural areas.
5. In the Berkshires, there is an urgent need for volunteers for organizations that provide a variety of important services. We profile several:
6. Finally, through the agency of the West Stockbridge Board of Selectmen an accommodation of sorts has been reached in the feud between the Vietnamese restaurant Truc and the performance venue The Foundry:
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