The Greeting

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Good morning, news lovers! We've got another action-packed newsletter in store for you, with articles that run the gamut from driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants to the tax-taking of a local rod and gun club.

In breaking news, we've got flooding on Pittsfield streets.

Also in Pittsfield, the former Notre Dame Church has been bought by the Al-Khalil Cultural Center.

In Becket, a much-beloved freshwater spring is going to be shut down after orders from the state and a failed town vote to preserve it.

Two institutions of higher learning — Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — have been lauded for implementing gender equity in pay, admissions and hiring.

New Marlborough has inked a deal with Charter, but broadband service remains two years away.

And, please enjoy these other fine stories ...

PICKY CHICOPEE MAN: This 33-year-old allegedly harassed a female Amtrak passenger, and then resisted and fought with police. Later, he picked the lock on his shackles and bolted from the Pittsfield police in another failed bid for freedom. 

NO NEED TO WRITE A HEADLINE FOR THIS ONE: Weekly cornhole tournaments began in fall 2017 at the Knox Trail Inn after a group of five locals bought and renovated the restaurant earlier that year. 

A SHOT FOR BCC'S NURSING PROGRAM: The Eagle editorial board praises the community college's high marks in a recent state nursing exam.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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