Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Dear Berkshire readers. Today, I'm going to hit you with a book recommendation. It's "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. It's a sometimes harrowing tale of modern life in North Korea, where the entire government is built on outrageous lies — or stories, you might say — that no one could possibly believe; nonbelievers, however, get sent to mining camps, so the entire population is very eager to swallow and regurgitate all of the untruths. Riveting stuff, especially in this day and age.
And now, I will take you from the world of fiction to fact, with today's news:
MORE ROOM FOR VETS: The home for aging veterans, Side by Side, is adding 20 more beds its Pittsfield site.
PROFESSOR EXITS: An instructor in the language department at Bard College of Simon's Rock resigned Monday, telling administrators they're not confronting racism on the campus "head on." She said this has led to a dismissive attitude toward a student who reported being attacked Sept. 27 on campus.
MAN KILLED BY TRUCK: A 74-year-old man crossing the Unistress driveway was struck and killed Monday night by a turning tractor-trailer.
NO BAIL: A man accused of beating his wife into a coma is held as dangerous, without the right to bail.
COMPROMISE SOUGHT: Can't short-term rental landlords and the rest of the Lenox community get along? The town planners want public input on a possible compromise.
RAMBLE ON: When the Berkshire air turns crisp, it must be time for the RambleFest footrace and climb up Mount Greylock, the state's tallest peak.
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