Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Greetings, people of the rolling hills. I'm once again reporting from the Ashfield bureau, from where I will work half a day. Still bereft over my canceled fishing trip, I need time to heal the hurt this has caused my heart. Block Island is just that good.
In the news:
WAYFAIR FANFARE: A local boy returns to do some good for the city of Pittsfield, as billionaire Niraj Shah shared a podium with state and local leaders to celebrate the opening of his Wayfair call center.
ELM STREET MARKET NO MORE: The Elm Street Market has fallen on hard times, including some corrective visits from the Tri-Town Health Department.
TRANSFER OR RESIGN: Those were the options a Pittsfield school employee was given after she reported her principal was in possession of school property, the plaintiff in a Superior Court case claims.
NEW HOUSING: U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and other officials praised the completion of some affordable housing during an unveiling Thursday in Great Barrington.
WANT MORE BSO?: The new offerings at Tanglewood will allow one of the most creative spaces in the Berkshires to operate all year long.
Without a local press, where will you get your Berkshire news? From media in Albany, N.Y., or Springfield? From friends? Co-workers? Do you trust Eugene at the water cooler to factually explain:
* your new tax rate?
* who's suing big pharma over the opioid crisis?
* how your town treasurer got away with embezzlement?
Maybe Eugene really has his finger on the pulse and is good with details. Then again, maybe not.
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PS Not so sure that I buy the "Thought for Today" printed above. What do you think?