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1. The iconic Cove Bowling Alley in Great Barrington is (finally) up for sale — and likely foreclosure unless a buyer can be found:
2. Berkshire Grown has assembled a network of nonprofits and farmers to create a network to bolster the local food network as we endure the uncertainties of the pandemic:https://theberkshireedge.com/building-a-better-web-berkshire-grown-and-local-partners-aim-to-strengthen-the-southern-berkshires-food-web/
3. Climate change preparation comes to the Berkshires. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program has engaged, among other groups, the youth group Greenagers to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, to assess the risk of Housatonic River flooding. This is termed “climate resilience”:https://theberkshireedge.com/a-regional-approach-to-climate-resilience/
4. To follow up on a story we’ve reported previously, the town of Great Barrington has named a new assistant town treasurer, Jackie Dawson, as the town attempts to reorganized the treasurer’s office after the resignation of Town Treasurer Deborah Ball who had been accused of embezzlement and has pleaded not guilty:https://theberkshireedge.com/great-barrington-names-assistant-town-treasurer/
5. On a happier note, Great Barrington will be holding a special (virtual) meeting to review plans for upgrading the Lake Mansfield recreation area:
6. And here’s an even happier note: $350,000 in cannabis revenues for Great Barrington, to be distributed to local agencies:https://theberkshireedge.com/cannabis-impact-panel-awards-350000-in-pot-revenue-to-eight-local-agencies/
7. Finally, from our magazine, we have a roundup of seasonal light displays to celebrate the holidays: