The Greeting

This bud's for you: Recreational marijuana sales begin Friday in Berkshire County.

Tueday, Jan. 8, 2019

Good morning, Berkshires. I hope your commute into work was smooth sailing all the way. 

As I crossed from Franklin County into Berkshire County, I couldn't help but notice how Plainfield's roads were snow-covered, while Savoy's were clean as a whistle. That's a clear endorsement for pretreatment of roadways. (I'm also for making it a law that all snowplows must have reflective strips outlining the edges of their plow blades, but that's an opinion fror another day.)

On the pot front, marijuana-using adults will soon be able to purchase weed products at Theory Wellness in Great Barrington, which will open its doors for recreational sales on Friday. Owners say to expect lines and dress appropriately for the weather.

The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will visit the county as part of its clergy abuse listening tour, in which parishioners will get a chance to speak about the long-running scandal.

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer was all about progress in her state of the city address, which she delivered Monday night to the City Council.

And don't forget to read these other compelling stories:

MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL: The daughter of a local artist who was killed in a car wreck in December set up a small memorial for her mother near the spot on Route 7/20 where she died. 

NOT GUILTY IN PREGNANCY ASSAULT: After reviewing two days of testimony and evidence, Judge Jennifer Tyne asked Edward Chapman to stand on Monday and told him she had found him not guilty of choking and slapping a pregnant woman.

CONSULTING WITH THE STATE: Stockbridge will open up talks with the commonwealth to work on roadway safety improvements.

DUNKIN'S NEW LOOK: A state-of-the-art Dunkin' will open in Pittsfield, which will include a new design, faster drive-thru service, a new tap system and a mobile pickup area for those who order online. 

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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