Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
Welcome to the start of the week, Berkshire County. It's a short week for me, as I will be charting a course for Block Island, where many behemoth striped bass will be flopping onto the shores, just for yours truly. At least, that's what I dream about almost every night of the week; here's hoping to dreams coming true.
Until such time of my fishy exploits, we have the news:
WIRED ON BROADBAND: A Berkshire legislator's new bill would make it easier for cities and towns to get into the broadband internet business, encouraging competition that could produce faster download speeds. Meanwhile, The Eagle wants to know: How's your internet speed?
PERMIT EXTENDED: A Lenox business that aims to convert a building into an eating-disorder treatment center has its permit extended by the town.
OFFICER OF THE MONTH: A Pittsfield Police officer is recognized for talking a despondent man off some railroad tracks.
WAYFAIR COMING IN HOT: The new Wayfair customer service call center in Pittsfield had a small fire over the weekend.
NEW LIBRARIAN SOUGHT: The Lee Library director is resigning to start his own business in town, and the home of tomes will need a new leader.
I hope this edition of TheBeat has been helpul in directing you to a story that two that you want to read; to help keep TheBeat and The Eagle going, please renew or subscribe today.
Berkshire Eagle online editor
Correction: A new Massachusetts Turnpike exit won't be built in the Berkshires, but could be built in a neighboring Western Massachusetts county. Friday's Beat subject line was incorrect.