The Greeting

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Good day, Berkshire County. I have been beset with a man cold. I suffer, and those within earshot also suffer. I don't make up the rules; I merely abide by them. 

As such, I'll keep this short, so I can return to my warm blanky (true); a copy of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (not true); and the TV (also true).

There's news abounding in the Berkshires, especially in the county seat of Pittsfield ...

IT IS LEGALIZED: Pittsfield begins selling recreational marijuana to the masses. 

FATAL ACCIDENT: Police might file charges in the Stockbridge crash that claimed the life of a citizen from Ghana.

BREATH TESTS INADMISSIBLE: Roadside breath tests are inadmissible in Massachusetts courts. That's the old news. The new news is that breath tests conducted at police stations or barracks are now rendered inadmissible, after a recent district court decision. 

MOON, EXTRA BLOODY, PLEASE: A Super Blood Moon is almost upon us ... read here to learn more about it.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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Eight-year-old Tilly Mullen Colaizzi dances with her twin sister Lola to “I Just Called To Say I Love You” performed by Williams College student musicians during the I/O Festival’s Family Concert I/Out Loud: All Ears, held at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday afternoon. The four-day long annual festival, which is put on by the Williams College Department of Music, focuses on unconventional spaces and modes of performance. This family event incorporates creating live music and discovering new sounds, found both in everyday objects, and uncovering the strange, wonderful noises of the instruments in the orchestra.

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