Today, The Berkshire Eagle welcomes into the fold its new readers from the North Adams Transcript.

With the merging of the news departments completed as of today, we officially kick off the new Eagle and strengthen what already is the No. 1 organization in digital and print news for Berkshire County. Readers can expect a full-range countywide report with consistent news coverage of and perspectives from all ends of the county on a daily basis.

By merging the news staffs into one coherent department, the result is a formidable news-gathering force delivering the quality reporting, breaking news and watchdog journalism that readers expect online at berkshireeagle.com and in print. We hope and want you to give us your feedback along the way.

Also, if you have questions, please reach out to Kevin Moran, vice president of news, at kmoran@berkshireeagle.com, or Tom Tripicco, managing editor, at ttripicco@berkshireeagle.com.

Thank you for reading The Berkshire Eagle.