Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Hi there, Berkshire friends and neighbors. Welcome to your midweek. Mine is a few hours ahead of yours this week, because I only have to put in four full days. Day 5, as you might recall, is being devoted to the itinerant fish that visit Block Island every fall. I'll deliver a full fillet report upon my return.
Until that time, we have the news:
ARSON SUSPECTED: An Adams house fire is believed to be linked to a high-speed chase that ended near the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough on Tuesday; the suspect is due to be arraigned today.
PASSES MUSTER: The Pittsfield City Council has OK'd $206,000 in financial incentives for the first tenant of the Berkshire Innovation Center.
BRIDGE CLOSURE OPENS FLOODGATES: The complaints are rushing in as two bridges remain down and out in South County.
DIOCESE ADDING INVESTIGATOR: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield is seeking to hire a new investigator to look into reports of clergy sexual abuse of minors for the Diocesan Review Board.
POT HOLES TURN TO POT: Pittsfield's cannabis tax reveue will go, in part, to public works.
SAVE THE DATE: The Berkshire Eagle's Berkshire Ski Season Showcase is Wednesday, November 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton. Come see what ski resorts, retailers and restaurants in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont have to offer for the upcoming winter sports season. The evening's entertainment is a special Berkshire Eagle Conversation called "Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires with Jeremy Davis"; Jeremy is the founder of the New England Lost Ski Areas Project and will discuss the history of skiing in the Berkshires. There's a cash bar provided by Stationery Factory and light fare provided by Shire Breu Hous. Raffles and prizes! The event is free. More information at the EventBrite page.
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