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1. Berkshire Hills Regional School District and Volunteers in Medicine are teaming up to hire a immigrant parent liaison — acknowledging that Berkshire institutions need to embrace its growing immigrant population:https://theberkshireedge.com/berkshire-hills-partners-with-vim-to-hire-immigrant-parent-liaison/
2. For our Business Monday feature writer Julia Dixon looked at whether people were buying art during the pandemic:https://theberkshireedge.com/business-monday-did-people-buy-art-during-covid/
3. Among the items at its annual town meeting Lee — and it was a marathon session — voted against allowing a PCB dump in the town, insisting instead that the contaminated sludge from Woods Pond be transported by rail out of town:
4. The Berkshires welcomed new immigrant citizens this week. In a ceremony at Naumkeag, 20 individuals for foreign countries were congratulated on becoming American citizens:
5. Meanwhile, in Sheffield a group of devoted volunteers are managing to keep the programming at Dewey Hall thriving:
6. And in spite of the pandemic, cultural events are continuing in the Berkshires:
To mention a few:Barrington Stage has a production of “Chester Bailey”:https://theberkshireedge.com/barrington-stages-chester-bailey-a-superb-drama/
At Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington Public Theatre has produced Mark St. Germain’s “Dad”:https://theberkshireedge.com/mark-st-germain-gets-real-with-dad-at-great-barrington-public-theater/
There is to be a Yo-Yo Ma benefit performance on behalf of the youth program Greenagers July 7:https://theberkshireedge.com/bits-simons-rock-faculty-students-study-published-new-litnet-presents-episode-8-by-7-poetry-read/
7.. An finally, the beloved Housie Market in Housatonic is open again… much to the delight of village residents — it’s the new home of Extra Special Teas: