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Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. At a special meeting the Great Barrington Selectboard listed affordable housing and the predicament of the Housatonic Water Works as primary issues for the town:
Indeed, the Selectboard has called for an audit of the troubled Housatonic Water Works — a relic of the days when a public utility were privately owned and maintained:
2. Meanwhile, some good news for this summer’s Berkshire cultural season: The number of COVID cases remains low:
3. Julianne Boyd, founding director of Barrington Stage, is retiring… and she was celebrated at a farewell gala. She has been a creative force for the arts and theatre in the Berkshires:
4. The town of Great Barrington has been presented with a number of promising proposals for the reuse of the Housatonic Elementary School building: