The Greeting

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Greetings, Berkshirites. So, how did your car battery fare over the past couple days? Mine gave up the ghost. Thankfully, Pittsfield Tire and Auto is right next door to the office, and I didn't end up stranded in one of our county's many wireless dead zones.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal was in the Berkshires on Tuesday, visiting The Eagle, as well as some other county sites, including a classroom in North Adams. The big news: He's going after President Trump's tax returns, which are still MIA.

Becket's freshwater spring is tapped out, so to speak, now that voters decided to shut down the fan favorite watering hole.

Pittsfield city councilors have OK'd a police advisory board, which aims to bridge a gap between the Pittsfield Police Department and the public.

Hinsdale is getting a little thin up top in its leadership, which might leave the town without a full Select Board until May elections.

Please enjoy these other Eagle headlines ...

SELF-DEFENSE CLAIMED: A woman who allegedly stabbed a man in the chest multiple times on Monday says she was trying to protect herself

ONE POT TO RULE THEM ALL: No, we're not being giddy about marijuana. We're talking about one-pot cooking over here, and it makes for some mean vittles. 

MCLA TO HONOR NEAL: Our U.S. representative will land an honorary doctorate from our county's northernmost public institution of higher learning.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

Correction: Tuesday's Beat should've stated that Hoosac Valley High School was contending with a burst water main.

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