The Greeting

Kids ski down the Chipmunk Trail with their instructors at Jiminy Peak in the early afternoon on Sunday.

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Good morning, Berkshires!  We've got another newsy day in store for you, from North County all the way down to South County.

The little town of Alford might be low in population but it's tops in the county for median income. Take a peek at those high wages here.

Drivers and walkers in Williamstown should find it a bit easier to get around town, as roadway projects are wrapping up and none are on the horizon for 2019.

And North Adams' longtime City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau is stepping away from her post and into retirement.

Please enjoy these other fine stories:

ROAD WARRIORS: More than 100 runners race into the new year in the Berkshire Running Center's annual 5K footrace down Pittsfield city strees. 

GNARLY BERKSHIRES: There's an effort afoot to put the county on the mountain-biking map.

CITIZENS UNIFIED: Sports editor Geoff Smith recalls his favorite sports moment of 2018, and it happens to be the advent of unified sports to county athletic programs; in unified sports, people with disabilities play alongside neurotypical athletes in traditional sports, such as basketball.

NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING ...: Except for a mouse that turned up in staffer Maggie Button's kitchen. She was brave in dealing with it. Well, not really.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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Party-goers show their moves on the dance floor at "Gratitude" a New Year's Eve event at Greylock Works, a former cotton spinning mill, in North Adams on Monday.

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