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1. The town of Great Barrington is assessing what it will take to clean up three brownfields sites:
2. On a happier note, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is creating enrichment summer activities for immigrant children:
3. We may be enduring a pandemic, but there is still theatre to take our minds off the masks we must wear.
We take note of two productions;
At the Great Barrington Public Theatre there is a terrific production of David Mamet’s “The Christopher Boy’s Communion,
While at Barrington Stage, local playwright Jessica Preovenz’s “Boca” comes to life. Peter Bergman gives us a behind the scenes look at this production:
4. Our Business Monday feature this week portrayed how artists are trying to make a living — in these pandemic times:
5. And from our calendar, authors and environmentalists Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern will be talking about climate change at the New Marlborough Meeting House on August 14 — my birthday!
6. Last but not least, in spite of the pandemic, Berkshire Hills Regional School District Superintendent Peter Dillon expects to the district’s schools will be open this fall: