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Here are a few stories from the Edge this week:
1. The Mass DEP is getting impatient with Housatonic Water Works, the private company that supplies drinking water (such as it is) to the village of Housatonic:
2. Meanwhile, in West Stockbridge, the town’s Planning Board approved a controversial special permit for The Foundry to continue to host special events and concerts in spite of complaints from neighbors — in particular, Truc’s Orient Express Restaurant:
3. This week we have a profile of Eve Schatz, an attorney who founded the Berkshire Center for Justice, providing, among other services, weekly free legal clinics at the Guthrie Center:
4. And on the bright side, Berkshire Bach will be presenting a New Year’s Baroque Concerto Showcase:
5. Greylock Glen project — a development of this area near the base of Mt. Greylock — receives preliminary approval from the Adams Selectboard… this is an unusual, perhaps unprecedented permit for a development on the mountain that has heretofore been fiercely protected from any development;
6. Finally, we should mention that Christine Gevert’s Crescendo’s “Story of Hope” concert in Lakeville and Great Barrington January 7 and 8. It had to be rescheduled for these dates: