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STEPHEN COHEN: A rise in antisemitism

This essay is about our feelings towards one another in our home in the Berkshires.

News Brief: Mass. Senate passes FY ’19 supplemental budget

Furthering the Senate’s continued commitment to support working families and those in need, the budget bill eliminates the so-called “Cap on Kids” and includes $30 million for the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program, among other considerations.

Greenagers launches “Close the Gap” campaign to support expansion, acquisition, of Kellogg Conservation Center; more than $1.1 million raised so far

The care and stewardship of an historic property offers a unique opportunity for area youth to glean lessons of the past as they develop ideas for a sustainable future.

Sustainable Berkshires: North Plain Farm’s new digs

“A diverse and healthy ecosystem and a livestock farm are not mutually exclusive." -- Tess Diamond

Voice of the land welcomes new steward

In his letter to the editor, John Donovan writes: “There is a wonderfully growing appreciation for Organics today. Simply put, organic farming is the creation of new soil through wise, natural, husbandry and farming techniques.”

Agricultural Preservation Restriction criteria led to controversial award of Project Native farmland, state insists

It appears the state may have made its decision to award the purchase option to North Plain Farms owner Sean Stanton because the initial proposal by Helia Native Nursery owner Bridghe McCracken did not conform to its guidelines for maximum commercial agricultural value for use of the land.

State decision sparks controversy on sale of Project Native farmland

“The rug was pulled out from us after [Project Native’s] 15 years of work and investments of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars. [For the Department of Agricultural Resources] to not explain is just wrong — it’s an injustice.” --- Erik Bruun, Project Native Board Chairman

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.