Mount Greylock Regional School Presents 'Kiss Me, Kate'

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School will present the musical "Kiss Me, Kate" on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 29, March 1, and March 2, 2024, at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium at 1781 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown. 
Accordding to a press release:
In this hilarious play within a play, sparks fly as a divorced couple find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Bella and Sam Spewack wrote the book, with music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter. The show won the very first Tony Award for best musical in 1949 for beloved classics like "Too Darn Hot," "So in Love," and "Always True to You in My Fashion." 
Jeffrey Welch celebrates his 25th year directing Mount Greylock's annual musical. Music direction is by music teacher Jacqueline Vinette, with accompaniment by Luke Oliveri and choreography by senior Levi Cohen-McFall. 
Show tickets must be purchased in advance (no cash)—$10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for nondistrict students—and are available by visiting Mount Greylock Regional District students get in free. 
Concessions and a raffle (cash only) will be provided by the Friends of the Arts, with proceeds benefiting school arts. 

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Summer Street Residents Make Case to Williamstown Planning Board

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Neighbors of a proposed subdivision off Summer Street last week asked the Planning Board to take a critical look at the project, which the residents say is out of scale to the neighborhood.
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity was at Town Hall last Tuesday to present to the planners a preliminary plan to build five houses on a 1.75 acre lot currently owned by town's Affordable Housing Trust.
The subdivision includes the construction of a road from Summer Street onto the property to provide access to five new building lots of about a quarter-acre apiece.
Several residents addressed the board from the floor of the meeting to share their objections to the proposed subdivision.
"I support the mission of Habitat," Summer Street resident Christopher Bolton told the board. "There's been a lot of concern in the neighborhood. We had a neighborhood meeting [Monday] night, and about half the houses were represented.
"I'm impressed with the generosity of my neighbors wanting to contribute to help with the housing crisis in the town and enthusiastic about a Habitat house on that property or maybe two or even three, if that's the plan. … What I've heard is a lot of concern in the neighborhood about the scale of the development, that in a very small neighborhood of 23 houses, five houses, close together on a plot like this will change the character of the neighborhood dramatically."
Last week's presentation from NBHFH was just the beginning of a process that ultimately would include a definitive subdivision plan for an up or down vote from the board.
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