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1. It’s town meeting time… our first report is about Great Barrington, held in the parking lot of the high school:
And speaking of parking, one of the controversial issues was a proposed parking lot at the (dormant) rail station; the second hot topic were restrictions and buffer zones pot farming. Both measures failed.
2. Meanwhile in Sheffield, voters at the town meeting decided to limit the number of outdoor marijuana cultivation sites:https://theberkshireedge.com/sheffield-votes-to-limit-outdoor-marijuana-farms/
3. Update from Tanglewood: The good news is that the number of available tickets to Tanglewood concerts doubles on June 21; the bad news is that James Taylor won’t be performing his annual Berkshire concert this year… Taylor fans will have to wait until 2022:
4. Meanwhile, in West Stockbridge a proposed concert venue and a restaurant are in a stand-off over access during performances… it’s gotten quite vitriolic … but a resolution may have been reached:
5. In a Business Monday feature we have a profile of Destiny Saunders, a Pittsfield entrepreneur who is engaged in several enterprises — and she’s an evangelist with her own ministry, as well:
6. And finally, from our magazine, we have a feature about touring historic artists’ studios in the Berkshire region: