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1. To lead off, let’s take a look at a package of news: a. A permit to add hangars to the Great Barrington Airport has been put on hold — again.
b. On the other hand, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace was given the green light to nearly double the size of their popular market.
c. Rate adjustments for customers of the Housatonic Water Works may be forthcoming… the water system for the village of Housatonic has been plagued by bouts of cloudy, dirty water.
d. And the ban on single use water bottles has been reinstated — eventually.
2. In spite of all, it’s harvest time, and Berkshire Grown has issued a guide — online — of local farmstands, where to find the produce from local farms:
3. A Worcester-based nonprofit has opened a drug treatment facility in Housatonic — in a former bar, no less — in the belief that Southern Berkshire was underserved when it comes to attending to drug addiction:
4. Even though the Tanglewood Music Center is not offering its full array of live concerts, you can still enjoy streaming performances by BSO musicians, writes our music writer David Edwards. In particular he cites a video of BSO musicians performing string quartets Mozart, Roumain and Schubert that will be available through Friday, Aug. 28:
5. The Berkshire Hills Regional School District has adopted a hybrid model for opening the school year:
6. And finally, out of our online magazine, we have a survey of day trips: