Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
Dear Berkshires. On Sunday, I turned 48. Whoop-de-doo! Feel free to tell me if you think that's old or young. I sometimes feel young, but a glance in the mirror reveals a salt-and-pepper-haired gent, with bone-white swaths of gray taking up more and more real estate every day. And then there's the bags under the eyes, a trait from my father's side of the family. What matters: I won't go gently into that good night.
Speaking of gentle and ungentle things, here's the news:
CONNECTING WITH MONTREAL: Intrepid Eagle journalists traveled recently to Montreal, where supervised injection sites are saving lives and money (and where company cellphones use international minutes, we now know).
RACE AIN'T OVER YET: Suffolks Downs hasn't abandoned plans for resurrected horse racing at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.
THE EAGLE SHINES BRIGHTLY: The Berkshire Eagle took home some top honors last week at a New England News and Press Association awards ceremony.
RAISING THE GREEN: Canna Provisions made more money than expected since opening, spurring it to revise its 12-month revenue estimates, from $9 million to $15 million.
DEMOLITION DELAY: Lenox will decide whether to codify the ability to place a hold on any proposed demolition of a historically significant buildings in town. Planners assure Eagle readers that this isn't in response to the proposed razing of a building from 1863 by Chabad of the Berkshires.
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