Shaw Israel Izikson

Managing Editor, The Berkshire Edge

United States

Shaw Israel Izikson is the Managing Editor for The Berkshire Edge. Izikson is an award-winning journalist, editor, and photographer from Baltimore, Maryland. He has been in the journalism field for over 20 years, starting as a reporter for The Irregular newspaper in Kingfield, Maine. Izikson worked at The Lakeville Journal starting in 2007. He subsequently worked at the company for 11 years as a reporter at all three newspapers owned by The Lakeville Journal. Izikson subsequently served as the editor for The Winsted Journal from 2014 to 2017. He was the winner of the 2015 New England Better Newspaper competition in editorial writing. From 2019 to 2021 he was the editor of The Winsted Phoenix, and most recently The Country Journal in late 2021.


The Berkshire Edge

The Berkshire Edge
Berkshire Communists group leads pro-Palestine/Hamas protest in Great Barrington

A video of the group showed members chanting, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," as they marched down Main Street with their signs. Protesters were holding signs that read, "End all U.S. aid to Israel," "Free Palestine, "Israel and U.S.A. = Terrorists," and "When people are occupied, resistance is justified."

The Berkshire Edge
A celebration of liberty and freedom at Juneteenth event

"What goes through my mind on Juneteenth? Independence. Black independence, finally," said NAACP Berkshires Dennis Powell at NAACP Berkshires' second annual Juneteenth event in Pittsfield on Sunday, June 18. "Juneteenth truly represents freedom."

The Berkshire Edge
A celebration of accomplishments at Monument Mountain Regional High School graduation

"I would like to share a quote from Taylor Swift that recommends 'No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.' Try hard to do wonderful things, make mistakes and try again," Superintendent of Schools Peter Dillon told graduates at Monument Mountain Regional High School's 56th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 4.

Country Journal

Winsted Phoenix

Winsted Journal