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Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. We have a preview of the Tanglewood summer concerts and events — a schedule which our music writer David Edwards says is extraordinary, in his words, “Unconventional, subversive … exhilarating, hypnotizing, and intensely human”
2. The discussions over next year’s Berkshire Regional School District budget have begun with the district’s staff making a request for a full-time librarian at Muddy Brook Elementary School:
3. In north Berkshire County John Pitroff has organized Second Chance Composting, collecting surplus food scraps and organic matter, to create a community compost site for gardeners:
4. The Berkshire Pride Festival is returning in June in Pittsfield, with a parade and a community celebration at the Common Park:
5. Finally, we have part 2 of our series on the history and current status of the Great Barrington Airport that has come under fire from newly arrived second home residents disturbed by the flight activity: