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1. The Great Barrington Selectboard fielded suggestions from the public on how best to allocate the $2 million in Recovery Act funds — a windfall. Repair of the Housatonic Water Works, affordable housing, sewer line extension were the items the public proposed:
2. Great Barrington Selectboard is also considering a measure to bar “out-of-town speculators” from operating short-term rentals:
3. Monument Mountain Regional High School students have organized a campaign to raise funds for research on a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy — a disease that one of the school’s graduates, Charlie Seckler, a junior at NYU, is suffering from. Their campaign attracted the attention of Warrior Trading which will contribute double the amount students raise:
4. Great Barrington has had a shortage of parking spots in its downtown commercial district, caused in part by store employees taking up street-side slots. Now the town is going to designate 8-hour parking spots for merchant employees:
5. The first-ever public performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet” — written when Bernstein was 18 years old — will be performed this coming Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Tanglewood’s Linde Center. It will be a benefit concert for the Stockbridge Library:
6. Finally, our weatherman Nick Diller tells us that October 2021 was the warmest October in 57 years: