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The Greeting

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Don't say we didn't warn you! Winter is coming tonight! Plan ahead, so you don't end up stuck on the roadside. If you do stand a chance of getting stuck, pack a bag with lifesaving items, such as a sleeping bag and a little bit of food and water, and the digital Eagle.  

Meanwhile, plenty of doings in Berkshire County. Here are our top stories:

NEW TEAM: DA-elect Andrea Harrington pulls in a retired Supreme Judicial Court justice and a veteran prosecutor to help lead her transition team and new office.

CAN YOU PUT YOUR WEED IN IT?: A marijuana business wants to use a Pittsfield small storage container for cannabis concentrate production.

YOUR SAY: The public will get a chance to speak about the cleanup of the Housatonic River, poisoned long ago — and yet not remediated — by General Electric. 

LAUGH AWAY YOUR TROUBLES: There'll be some gut-busting going on Saturday night in Pittsfield. Head over to ZipStohr’s “Comedy at the Plaza 36” at the  Berkshire Plaza Hotel at 8 to have a laugh or two.

Remember, you can read every story and every detail with a print or digital subscription to The Berkshire Eagle (print subscriptions even include free digital access!) — subscribe today.


Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

PS If you happened to miss  the inaugural copy of our foodie newsletter TheEat, you can check it out here.

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Public can weigh in on disputed Housatonic River cleanup plan

After vowing to hear public views on the Housatonic River cleanup, federal environmental officials have a date, but not a place.A spokeswoman with the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday … more

Andrea Harrington, next Berkshire DA, names first assistant, transition chairman

PITTSFIELD — District Attorney-elect Andrea Harrington has selected longtime Hampden County prosecutor Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. And retired Supreme Judicial Court … more

Pittsfield marijuana cultivator looks to grow into manufacturing business

PITTSFIELD — An emerging marijuana cultivator is looking to add a manufacturing arm to its Berkshire business.Brian Vincent, chief executive officer of Commonwealth Cultivation and Viscaria … more

At job fair in Pittsfield, veterans get quality time with prospective employers

PITTSFIELD — Paul Dunlevy served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, and he has since held several jobs — including a six-year stint driving vehicles while working on the Alaska … more

Candidate drops out of running for Cheshire administrator; Select Board considers reopening search

CHESHIRE — A local candidate is out of the running for town administrator as a sharply divided Select Board considers reopening the search to fill the part-time position. A decision on what to … more

Pittsfield man found not guilty on 2016 rape attempt charge

PITTSFIELD — A city man who was accused of trying to rape a woman in her kitchen two years ago has been found not guilty. Joseph Stone, 40, was acquitted in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday … more

Who paid Berkshire Museum's legal bills? Clues point in one direction

PITTSFIELD — As the Berkshire Museum battled in court to sell art, some wondered how the financially beset institution could afford its top-tier Boston law firm, where hourly fees of the best … more

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The View


Our Opinion: Keeping movies rolling at the Beacon Cinema

The Beacon Cinema is one of the key components of Pittsfield's North Street business district. For the past 10 years, it has attracted patrons to its first-run films — moviegoers who often … more

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: That time I hosted a dinner party for guests of yore

WILLIAMSTOWN — My imagination took flight the day I listened to a British Radio Drama called "My Dream Dinner Party." It was far from a traditional dinner party; the hostess invited famous … more

Letter: No DA doesn't need to be taught

To the editor:The Eagle writes in its Nov. 12 lead article, "Transition time for DA's office," that "[The incoming DA's] transition phase, which has yet to formally begin, will include teaching … more

The Landscape

The laughs keep coming at ZipStohr's 'Comedy at the Plaza'

PITTSFIELD — Mere hours before he died on Oct. 16, 2017, David "Zip" Zerbato displayed an outward form of joy he had helped facilitate for thousands of others over the last decade-plus of his … more

Open Book with Tyree Daye

Poet Tyree Daye is the latest Amy Clampitt Residency program participant. He will return to his North Carolina home in December after a lengthy stay at the late bard's abode near Lenox, where a host … more

Our reviews: 'Where the Crawdads Sing'

The Book: "Where the Crawdads Sing"by Delia OwensPublisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition, First Printing edition (Aug. 14, 2018)Synopsis: For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted … more

Something for everyone on date night

Head to BountiFare for this month's Nashville Rounds event, featuring songwriters Mike O'Neill, John Nalepa, Robin O'Herin, and Dan Tremblay playing original songs in the Nashville Round … more

The Score

Lenox boys soccer celebrates championship season in aftermath of state semifinal loss

CHICOPEE — There is no way to sugarcoat the final scoreline of Wednesday's MIAA Division IV state semifinal.On the scoreboard at Chicopee Comprehensive High School, the lights spelled out … more

Sheffield-native, Williston Northampton senior Sarah Sullivan signs to play basketball at Assumption College

After attending boarding school at Williston Northampton School since she was 15 years old and piloting her own college basketball recruitment, Sarah Sullivan is a fiercely independent … more

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