The Greeting

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 
Welcome to your midweek, Berkshirites. There's still time to rake the leaves, but not for long.
In today's roundup of the best reads of the day, we begin in Adams, where a community rallied around some local farmers whose barn was leveled by fire ...
LONG LINE, GREAT CAUSE: The dinner was supposed to run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. After serving 896 dinners, the doors closed after 10 p.m. The beneficiaries?  The Ziemba family, which is still recovering from disaster.

LESS EXPENSIVE PLAN: Craig Gaetani will tell Pittsfield councilors of his alternative wastewater plan.
GREETINGS, MADAME PRESIDENT: Karen Spilka, the president of the Massachusetts Senate, is coming to town.
WHAT'S A BERKSHIRE FLYER?: Sen. Adam Hinds says one of the main things holding back a rail line is marketing.
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Very best —
Noah Hoffenberg, online editor

The News

Adams restaurant, patrons step to plate in wake of barn fire

ADAMS — The Bounti-Fare restaurant was a mecca for pasta and community Monday night, during the spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help the Ziemba family recover from a September barn fire.More … more

The Weather

The View


Our Opinion: Community-police effort on Pittsfield's Westside

Pittsfield's Westside neighborhood is still reeling in the wake of William Catalano's Oct. 15 stabbing death on Robbins Avenue, but if there is any silver lining to be found to that tragedy, it comes … more

The Landscape

'Skulzones,' anyone? Try this haunted treat ...

Looking for a fun and filling treat that will turn heads this Halloween? A platter stacked with skull-shaped calzones is sure to grab anyone's attention, especially if they're stuffed with gooey … more

The Score

Fraser scorches Waubeeka, as Lee golf wins Western Massachusetts Division III championship

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the first time in four years, the Lee golf team brought home all of the hardware from the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament.Led by senior Thomas Fraser, who was … more

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Participants run through drills in a free basketball clinic led by the Williams College men’s basketball team at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield.

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