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Monday, May 23, 2022

Hello, Berkshires!

If you were driving from Adams to Pittsfield along Route 8 on Sunday, you noticed all the runners gutting it out on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. They were competing in the Steel Rail Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K races. To find out who raced, who won and what it took to compete in sweltering heat, read Howard Herman’s coverage.

Have you seen the new design proposed for Pontoosuc Lake Park in Pittsfield? So far, the plans are getting decent reviews. A sandy swimming area makes a return in the latest plan. See what the plans look like.

The on-ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 east) in Lee will be closed for two months starting on May 24. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation needs to repair the bridge on the eastbound side.

The Eagle is on the verge of debuting two new email newsletters.

The first is “In the Berkshires This Week,” for those looking for our best recommendations for what to do throughout the summer.

The second is for our local baseball and softball players, along with their parents, friends and families, called “Full Count.”

Both are weekly newsletters. To begin receiving these, visit our newsletter signup page.

I wish you a good start to your week. Below my name are your Berkshires in Brief.

Kevin Moran, executive editor

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