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1. Lee voters ask selectmen to have town leave the PCB agreement the EPA negotiated with General Electric over the contamination of the Housaatonic River:
2. Of course we can’t go a week without reporting on the COVID epidemic… and here’s the latest from the Tri-town Health Department:https://theberkshireedge.com/tri-town-health-departments-covid-19-update-for-may-17/
3. Regional school planners examining the merger of the two sprawling South Berkshire districts are proceeding with a public hearing to present progress on a merger plan, and to gather public input;https://theberkshireedge.com/regional-school-planners-move-ahead-with-merger-plan-schedule-public-input-session-next-month/
4. And while we’re on the topic of education, Dr. Peter Gray is to give a talk about children’s natural way of learning, as he puts it:https://theberkshireedge.com/dr-peter-gray-to-give-talk-childrens-natural-way-of-learning-this-thursday-in-dalton/
5. Finally, Sheela Clary has written an update on the work being done by the 22-year-old Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington — a remarkable drop-in center for youth ages 14-25:https://theberkshireedge.com/railroad-street-youth-project-has-come-a-long-way-and-has-far-to-go/