The Greeting

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Good morning, folks of the 413. We have successfully moved beyond Hump Day and are in the home stretch.

Lots of news coming from all points in the county. Here are the stories ...

MUDDY MUDSKIPPERS: The district attorney's race might be taking place in a rural county, but that doesn't mean the contest is exempt from big-city tactics.

HOMEGROWN CANDIDATES: Cheshire has a candidate for town manager who is a former selectman; the two other candidates are also from Western Massachusetts.

IDEAS ARE FLYING: Berkshire Flyer fans talk about transportation options for after visitors arrive in Pittsfield.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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In homestretch for Berkshire DA, politics become contentious

Candidates for Berkshire district attorney, and their supporters, have sharpened their attacks in the final days leading up to Tuesday's election. The former district attorney has come out publicly to … more

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Our Opinion: Galvin for secretary of state

Campaigns for secretary of state in Massachusetts often go under the radar, but not this year. During the presidency of Donald Trump, protecting the integrity of the election and census processes has … more

Clellie Lynch: Even the birds are up in wings

EAST CHATHAM, N.Y.     — As the November election looms, not only is the divided nation jittery, so is the avian world, with scores of late lingering birds passing … more

Letter: Question 1 undermines health care teamwork

To the editor:As I start my 40th year working for Berkshire Medical Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), I reminisce about all the staff I have worked with, some long gone, others still … more

The Landscape

Making art in an 'atmosphere of boozy conviviality' takes hold in the Berkshires

ADAMS — In a Bounti-Fare banquet room on a recent Thursday night, a woman was dressed as a mermaid."Let's do this," model Sunny Cheex said before taking her position at the front of the … more

The Score

Western Mass. boys soccer: Lenox earns No. 1 seed in bid to repeat; 6 Berkshire County teams make tournaments, including all 5 Berkshire North teams

Of the six Berkshire County boys soccer teams that are in the three Western Massachusetts tournaments, all five teams in the Berkshire North are represented.It starts with top-seeded Lenox in … more

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St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Pittsfield needs some improvements. Local churches are raising money to help improve the roads and landscape.

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