The Berkshire Edge On-Air – Wednesday October 2, 2019

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1.  Missing in action: David Magadini, the so-called homeless Mayor of Main Street in Great Barrington, hasn’t been seen lately dressed, winter and summer, in a ragged winter jacket and pushing a grocery cart stuffed with his belongings. He’s at a nursing home, recovering from having been struck by a car:https://theberkshireedge.com/mayor-of-main-street-david-magadini-missing-in-action/
2. Will horse racing return to the fairgrounds in Great Barrington? State Sen. Adam Hinds has withdrawn his support for a proposal to restore racing at the fairgrounds, after a groundswell of opposition from those opposed to racing:
https://theberkshireedge.com/animal-cruelty-local-control-doomed-hinds-sponsorship-of-horse-racing-bill/

3. Classes at Bard College at Simon’s Rock were cancelled this week after a student had been assaulted on campus:
https://theberkshireedge.com/simons-rock-classes-canceled-after-student-assaulted-on-campus/

4. Great Barrington Selectboard, after hearing an appeal from Multicultural Bridge, reinvented the traditional “Columbus Day” holiday, renaming it “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” https://theberkshireedge.com/great-barrington-responds-to-powerful-plea-recognizes-indigenous-peoples-day/

5.  At its annual celebration Fairview Hospital honored Dr. George Veinoglou, born in Cairo, Egypt, who has become director of the hospital’s surgical department.  https://theberkshireedge.com/fairview-hospital-2019-gala-honors-surgeon-dr-george-veinoglou/

6.  Our columnist Carole Owens recalled the Mary Flynn, who was the conscience of Stockbridge for so many years. 
https://theberkshireedge.com/connections-55/

7. And finally, we should acknowledge the death of Michael Ballon, chef and proprietor of the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, who had pioneered a farm-to-table menu, and was very much a part of the sustainable agriculture movement in South Berkshire County:
https://theberkshireedge.com/michael-ballon-62-great-barrington-chef-and-restaurateur-dies-at-age-62/

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