The Greeting

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 
 
Good morning. 
 
Disturbing news from Pittsfield, as a local barber was slain in an altercation  on Robbins Avenue. Authorities say there was a fight, and William Catalano, 34, died from his injuries, which included stab wounds.
 
Unfortunately, that report adds fuel to recent FBI crime statistics, which show that Pittsfield and North Adams have some of the highest crime rates in the state.
 
RECORD OF GUNFIRE: Court documents reveal some details about police opening fire during a drug raid Friday. The officers who discharged their service weapons remain unnamed.
 
WARREN'S FANS AND FOES:  Around the county, some care and some don't that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has DNA evidence showing she has Native American heritage.
 
NOT JUST GE: A letter writer says General Electric isn't the only culprit in allowing poison to leach into the ground.
 
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Very best —
 
Noah Hoffenberg, online editor

The News

Pittsfield man dies after dispute, stabbing

PITTSFIELD — A city man died Monday evening after being stabbed during a dispute on Robbins Avenue, authorities said.William Catalano, 34, was found suffering multiple injuries — … more


The Weather



The View

OUR OPINION

Our Opinion: Senator Warren takes a DNA test and clears the decks

In an editorial on March 6 of this year, The Eagle called upon Massachusetts' senior U.S. senator, Elizabeth Warren, to rid herself of a political Achilles' heel by submitting a sample to a … more
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter: Don't just blame GE for chemical run-off

To the editor:Regarding your Oct. 9 article "Pittsfield councilors call for answers on chemicals in groundwater," as a former employee of GE at 100 Plastics Ave, I used to walk down Tyler St. … more
COLUMNISTS


The Landscape

Community knows no bounds in Berkshire Art Association biennial

PITTSFIELD — The concept of community isn't traced by town or county lines.Neither is Berkshire Art Association's (BAA) biennial juried show "Showing Up: for Your Neighborhoods, Communities and … more

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The Snap

Rowan Troop, 6, builds with Legos at the North Adams Public Library during a block party at the library to celebrate youth and their families during a special event on Monday. The library is hosting Monday night events on a regular basis through the end of the year.

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