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1. A brainstorming session is set for this coming Saturday for a public discussion about what the derelict Housatonic Elementary School building could become:
2. The town of Great Barrington has been reimbursed for the $167,000 stolen by a former assistant treasurer Deborah Ball:
Here’s the original story of her indictment;https://theberkshireedge.com/former-great-barrington-tax-collector-pleads-not-guilty-to-embezzlement-in-fraudulent-ponzi-scheme/
3. Meanwhile, Great Barrington students engaged in the traditional Halloween sidewalk and store display window decoration:https://theberkshireedge.com/student-artists-descend-on-downtown-great-barrington-brightening-up-the-landscape/
While the Trustees of Reservations have announced that the holiday light display Naumkeag (150,000 lights) will be illuminated on November 26:
4. The town of Great Barrington is about to break ground on a badly needed affordable housing project:
5. For our Business Monday feature we had a great profile of two women who started a farm — a small scale sustainable agriculture operation they’ve named Full Well Farm —https://theberkshireedge.com/business-monday-what-it-takes-to-start-and-grow-a-farm/
6. Our voracious reader and feature writer Mickey Friedman has reviewed Robert Costa’s and Bob Woodward’s book, “Peril,” about the last desperate moments of the Trump administration:
7. Finally, we had an opinion piece from state Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli, explaining his support and leadership on a measure that would allow first responders to carry and administer NARCAN, an antidote to an overdose: