Spotlight: A pair of embattled officers in Pittsfield

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Embattled city police Officer Dale Eason quietly was reinstated to the force Sunday and immediately was placed on administrative leave, pending further action from the city, according to Chief Michael Wynn.
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A city police officer whose service weapon apparently was used in a shooting in his home is under criminal investigation, and will step down by the end of the month.

The Greeting

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 
Good morning, Berkshires. Did you wake up with a little snow on your Subaru? In the Hilltowns, the lightest of dustings matched the morning cold.
Meanwhile, down in the lowlands, the city of Pittsfield has to wrestle with losing two officers, one to resignation and the other to administrative leave.
Elsewhere in the county ...
PLEAS FOR PEACE: The Stockbridge Select Board chairman created a stir recently when he attempted to dissolve the Zoning Review Committee.  Feathers flew.

DAM GOOD MONEY: $400,000 is on its way to remove Pittsfield's Mill Street Dam.
ATTENDING TO OTHER BUSINESS: A North Adams Housing Authority member quits as his attendance is called into question.
DON'T BE A HALLOWEENIE: Sure, you can hide at home on Allhallows Eve, or you can get out and have some fun.
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Noah Hoffenberg, online editor

The News

Pittsfield officer whose gun was apparently used in shooting to step down

PITTSFIELD — A city police officer whose service weapon apparently was used in a shooting in his home is under criminal investigation, and will step down by the end of the month, according to … more

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The View


Our Opinion: State attacks addiction while others play politics

As if it weren't already apparent that partisan political gamesmanship and the health care issue make a poor mix, consider Massachusetts' current standing in the battle against opioid addiction. … more

Megan McArdle: Trump's nonsense on caravan shouldn't obscure real issue

WASHINGTON— Just in time for the midterms, a caravan of migrants, thousands strong, is wending its way north from Central America toward the U.S. border. President Donald Trump is on the … more

The Landscape

Halloween celebrations come in all shapes and sizes

Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, which means that Berkshire County residents can plausibly party in costume for two straight weekends, if they choose. Costume procrastinators be warned: A roundup of calendar listings reveals that the first weekend is the busier of the two, so grab your get-up early. more

The Score

Roundball smiles: Mount Greylock hosts first Unified basketball game against Wahconah

WILLIAMSTOWN — Early in the second half of a tied basketball game Wednesday night, Mount Greylock's Faith Karl scooped up a rebound, turned and fired a pass to Hayden Robb for a shot.Karl, … more

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Local tree services partner with the Berkshire Botanical Garden Society for a day of volunteer work pruning, removing, and planting new trees at Brookside Manor housing in Great Barrington.

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