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1. Activists in Great Barrington are campaigning — and gathering signatures — to oppose the return of horse racing to the Great Barrington Fairgrounds. It’s become a hot issue for the Board of Selectmen, as the opposition to racing is being actively supported by Selectboard member Leigh Davis:
2. Speaking of campaigns, the Berkshire League of Women Voters is on the march to increase voter turnout — just in time:
3. With the administration of Southern Berkshire Regional School District in turmoil, students at Mt. Everett High School have weighed in — with their own newspaper.
4. The neighbors are outraged. The Great Barrington Airport is planning to add more hangars, implying more frequent takeoffs and landings:https://theberkshireedge.com/amid-an-atmosphere-of-mistrust-airport-revives-plan-for-more-hangars/
5. Finally, a memorial service is planned Sunday, November 10, for restaurateur Michael Ballon, a pioneer in promoting the farm to table fare and supporting local sustainable agriculture: