The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday February 3, 2021

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1.  As might be expected, we’ve been focusing on the COVID19 pandemic.Not surprisingly, COVID cases are spiking at nursing homes, just as vaccination sites are coming on line.  (In fact, Marcie and I are getting our shots this afternoon)
https://theberkshireedge.com/covid-cases-spike-at-great-barrington-nursing-homes-as-vaccination-sites-expand/
2. Citing a surge in COVID19 cases, Berkshire Hills Regional School District has delayed opening in person instruction:
https://theberkshireedge.com/citing-covid-data-berkshire-hills-backs-off-return-to-full-in-person-learning/

3. The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has set up a COVID19 vaccination system to schedule vaccinations:
https://theberkshireedge.com/berkshire-vaccine-collaborative-launches-website-on-local-vaccine-distribution-announces-sites/

 4.  We are coming up to town meeting time, in the midst of a pandemic. In preparation, the Great Barrington selectboard is going Zoom, to conduct its budget deliberations:
https://theberkshireedge.com/gb-encourages-virtual-participation-in-fy-2022-budget-planning-process/

5.  The Great Barrington Selectboard is considering the purchase of the Great Barrington Fairgrounds… the latest chapter in a troubled history of what once was the site of agricultural fairs, a New England tradition:
https://theberkshireedge.com/selectboard-mulls-buying-idle-gb-fairgrounds-as-possible-park/

6. Despite vehement opposition Lee selectmen are posed to sign off on a toxic PCB landfill to contain the PCB contamination dredged from the Housatonic River:
https://theberkshireedge.com/in-the-face-of-vehement-criticism-lee-selectmen-stand-their-ground-on-ges-pcb-dump/



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