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Longtime Burlington, Vt. Mayor Miro Weinberger will not seek re-election

Local Church Dispute Hits on National Issue

By Kelly Wilkinson

Lenox, MA – A dispute over a proposed parish hall in Lenox Massachusetts is mirroring a national debate. At the crux of the matter - both locally and nationally - is a relatively new federal law that allows religious institutions to bypass local law. While supporters say it prevents religious discrimination, opponents say it's a direct affront to local government. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.