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Thought for the day 

“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” ― JORGE LUIS BORGES, (Aug. 24, 1899-June 14, 1986)

The Greeting

Colorful leaves cover the trees along the banks of North Pond at Savoy State Forest in Florida on Monday.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Happy Tuesday and happy October. This is the month where Berkshire winters often begin. Nothing like a nice October snow to set the tone for the next six months of life on Hoth.

In other news

RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRACK: State Sen. Adam Hinds drops sponsorship of a horse racing bill after a groundswell of local sentiment against the return of races to the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES: A man is recovering at Berkshire Medical Center after being shot numerous times in a SUV on Parker Street in Pittsfield.

CHURCH'S METTLE TESTED: Lenox's oldest church is celebrating 250 years but is struggling to maintain membership and attendance.

ZEN'S AND THE ART OF LIQUOR SANCTIONS: A Pittsfield bar won't have its liquor license pulled, if it manages to stay free of trouble for a year, a city panel has ruled.

CAMPUS ATTACK REPORTED: Authorities are continuing their probe into an alleged assault that occurred at the campus of Bard College at Simon's Rock on Friday. 

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Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The News

Adams man charged with murder in Pittsfield shooting that killed NY woman

PITTSFIELD — An Adams man accused of fatally shooting a New York woman in the city in August remains held without bail after being arraigned Monday on a murder charge.Tyler Sumner, 25, of … more

Man hit multiple times in Pittsfield shooting

PITTSFIELD — A man was seriously injured late Monday when he was shot multiple times on Parker Street, Pittsfield Police said.David Moody Jr., 28, was found in the driver's seat of a parked car … more

Amid opposition to Great Barrington track, Hinds drops co-sponsorship of horse racing bill

GREAT BARRINGTON — Amid widespread opposition to a move to revive horse racing in the community, a state lawmaker has removed his name from legislation that would allow the sport to return to … more

2-vehicle collision in Lanesborough injures 3 people

LANESBOROUGH — Three women were injured following a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Route 8 near Village Truck Sales.The crash happened shortly before noontime, according to Lanesborough … more

Police: No evidence of hate crime in alleged attack at Simon's Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON — As questions swirl around an alleged attack on a female student Friday on the campus of Bard College at Simon's Rock, the town's police chief is tamping down the notion that … more

Pittsfield Licensing Board puts Zen's Pub on notice over fight linked to overserving

PITTSFIELD — A Tyler Street bar will avoid a liquor license suspension if it stays out of trouble for the next 12 months.The Pittsfield Licensing Board has issued Zen's Pub a four-day … more

The Weather


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Berkshire Business Insider

Beating the odds: Can local entrepreneurship programs prepare new business owners to overcome the 50% fail rate?

One 250-pound pile of Legos plus two sons who don't play with them as much as they used to equals one quandary for Erin Laundry: What do you do with a room bursting with building blocks?Start a … more

Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: Are you a document pack rat?

You likely realize that vulnerability to fraud increases with personal practices and behaviors in the digital world and in the less-technical "real" life. One of these is keeping unnecessary … more

Small move, big change: Elm Street Barbershop moves next door

Elm Street Barbershop moved next door to its former spot this summer, but the short distance belies what a difference it made.After owning the barbershop, now at 3211/2 Elm St., for four years, Chris … more

Berkshire Staycation: On the lake in Becket

This cottage has a glass sunroom overlooking the forest and Robin Lake in Becket. The dwelling sits on a half-acre and has two bedrooms. It can accommodate four guests.The space is quiet, secluded … more

Executive Spotlight: Jonathan Butler, CEO of 1Berkshire

PITTSFIELD — Jonathan Butler is a millennial, the age group that the Berkshires are seeking to attract. The Cheshire native grew up in the Berkshires, graduated from high school in 2000, then … more

The Poll

The Landscape

Meet one of the 'sexiest vegans over 50'

MONTEREY — "So, what makes a vegan sexy?"This reporter asked the question that had been on her mind since she opened the press release declaring a local resident was a finalist for PETA's … more

Seasons change, but The Mill on the Floss doesn't

NEW ASHFORD — Fall's yellows are beginning to surround The Mill on the Floss, the fine dining establishment tucked into a hillside along Route 7. That means foliage fanatics will soon be … more

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The Plan

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Berkshire Calendar: Check out what's happening today, tomorrow and this weekend!


4 events not to miss this week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

Fill the streets of North Adams for fall funJoin North Adams and celebrate the annual Fall Foliage Festival at the Fall Craft Fair, and Dancing in the Street & Brew `n Chew from noon to 5 p.m. … more

The Snap

A man fishes along the banks of North Pond at Savoy State Forest in Florida on Monday as the leaves begin to show their autumn colors.

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