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Significant summer rain has provided the perfect nursery for an extra-large population of mosquitoes this year. It's a problem the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project typically is well-equipped to meet. But, this year, a City Council vote removed the project's most productive technique: neighborhood pesticide sprays.

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An attempt to overturn the EPA permit allowing a PCB landfill in Lee goes to a hearing today before the Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. The proceeding is being conducted by videoconference, starting at 1:30 p.m. The Eagle will provide live updates during the hearing.

With the completion of the Cole Avenue Apartments, the town is about to receive more than 60 new residents. The Berkshire Housing Development Corporation hosted a grand opening event Thursday at the apartment complex, with about 70 people touring through a model apartment and listening as speakers praised the project and the expansive team behind it.

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The Environmental Appeals Board has notified attorneys that justices are ready to hold oral arguments in the case, which pits two environmental groups against the Environmental Protection Agency, the General Electric Co. and other parties that supported the plan, revealed in February 2020, to allow the burial of sediments with lower levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in an engineered landfill at a former quarry above the Housatonic River.