Sunday, May 26, 2024

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Janey Beardsley

Berkshire Edge intern Janey Beardsley is an up-and-coming journalist in the Berkshires. She got her start interning at Berkshire Record in 2017, and now covers stories surrounding Berkshire businesses for The Edge. A resident of Sandisfield, Janey attends Westfield State University where she has taken on the role as general news editor for the second year at its student newspaper, the Westfield Voice. Janey is a junior who plans on double majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism, and English with a concentration in writing.

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Monument student lamppost banners to celebrate creativity, community, and culture

Beginning this June, banners on Main Street and Railroad Street will feature the art of local students in what the cultural district defines as a “placemaking initiative.”

Celebrating 5 years in business, Great Barrington barber gives back to RSYP

To celebrate the success of Jake's Barber Shop, owner Jake Hunker will donate $5 for every haircut he completes from March 30 to April 3.

PERSPECTIVES: Responding to national shortage, distilleries shift gears to produce hand sanitizer

Within two days of the loosening of the restrictions on hand sanitizer production, Berkshire Mountain Distillers had already designed a label, bottled the product and delivered it to various local emergency service squads.

PERSPECTIVES: Mill River General Store returns to business under previous owner

The store’s reopening caused a bit of confusion among members of the community, for customers weren’t immediately aware Herrick had taken back control.

PERSPECTIVES: Stories of decline in the South County’s service sector during pandemic

COVID-19 has not only disrupted the average service worker, but the seasonal one as well.

STEAM to take over Housie Market Café location

A new opening date has not yet been determined, but the Ezingas are excited about the new location regardless.

Woman-owned cannabis ’boutique’ on Main Street set for spring opening

Calyx intends to work with nonprofits that help to represent its brand of women supporting women.

Mill River General Store to shut its doors Friday

Mill River residents are already devastated by the loss of their local meeting spot.

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