The Greeting

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Good morning, Berkshires! We hope you like the color white, because the entire  region is swathed in a blanket of it.

At 9:45 this morning, the National Weather Service reported that there was a band of heavy snow  extending east from Pittsfield to  Chester, Vt.  Several area schools had two-hour delays; none closed.

Meanwhile, in the headlines ...

BRTA PARATRANSIT ROLLS: A strike still looms but was averted for today, giving riders a reprieve.

2 MORE CHARGED: Second and third suspects in the stabbing death of William Catalano appear in court.

ONE UPSET JUDGE: This Berkshire County judge is none too pleased with the commonwealth, which failed to produce a representing officer for a court case against a man charged with on drunken driving and gun charges; the case was tossed, and the judge writes a scolding in response.

MAN SHOOTS SELF IN FOOT: Windsor man shoots self in foot; police investigate shooting; police find and confiscate 43 pot plants and nine guns. 

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Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com


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The News

Amid ongoing strike threat, BRTA service intact through weekend

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County commuters can rest easy knowing that local bus service — paratransit and fixed routes — will continue to operate on a normal schedule — at least … more

Former Berkshire Flower Co. on Route 7 to be demolished

PITTSFIELD — Tony Mazzeo won't expand his restaurant business into the former Berkshire Flower Co. property on Route 7, the city's Conservation Commission decided Thursday. Now, the former … more

2nd, 3rd suspects charged with murder in stabbing death of Pittsfield barber

PITTSFIELD — Two of the three defendants accused of murdering a city man last month appeared in Berkshire Superior Court this week to answer to those charges.Anthony O. Boone, 22, of … more

Police say they confiscated 43 pot plants, 9 weapons from Windsor man after he shot himself in the foot

NORTH ADAMS — Windsor Police say they discovered 43 marijuana plants in the course of investigating a man who had accidentally shot himself in the ankle.Noah Crispi, 47, was arraigned on a … more

Drunken driving, firearm charges dropped after arresting officer fails to show up to court

NORTH ADAMS — Drunken driving and firearms charges against a Cheshire man were dismissed Thursday after the arresting officer failed to appear in court.The snafu prompted a one-page rebuke by … more

With special permit from Lee ZBA, Eagle Mill project soars over another hurdle

LEE — Eagle Mill developers are moving closer to breaking ground this time next year on their estimated $60 million project.By a 5-0 vote, the Lee Zoning Board of Appeals has unanimously … more

In a fire department 'stretched thin' in Great Barrington, two volunteers answer call to serve

GREAT BARRINGTON — They gave up their summer to learn how to climb a 100-foot ladder while wearing 70 pounds of gear. They problem-solved their way through blackout smoke in a mock house fire … more



The Weather


The View

OUR OPINION

Our Opinion: Solid appointments by new DA Harrington

Throughout the bruising two-phased campaign for Berkshire County district attorney that ended on Nov. 6, the main criticism of candidate Andrea Harrington was that she lacked prosecutorial and … more

Our Opinion: Don't let adults ruin sports for young athletes

If youth sports is designed to produce well rounded young people who understand the meaning of fair play and good sportsmanship, then the behavior of some parents at local youth events is … more
COLUMNISTS

Jane Tillman: Staying in my lane

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — On Wednesday Nov. 7, the National Rifle Association tweeted that "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane" implying that commenting on gun … more
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter: Midterms provide much-needed hope

To the editor:Voter turnout in the recent election was the largest in history for a midterm. I'd like to think it's because people are finally getting tired of the nastiness and false claims of the … more

Letter: Midterms provide much-needed hope

To the editor:Voter turnout in the recent election was the largest in history for a midterm. I'd like to think it's because people are finally getting tired of the nastiness and false claims of the … more



The Landscape

Fall Festival of Shakespeare marks 30th anniversary, and still, the play's the thing

LENOX — Are you brave enough to take a running leap into the arms of your peers?Would you dare to sword fight whilst cursing your enemy in couplets?Could you kiss your classmate with poetic … more

Forget the wintry chill; it's Tanglewood time

LENOX — The spotlight for the 2019 Tanglewood season swings to the Tanglewood Music Center, the festival's world-renowned academy.The parent Boston Symphony Orchestra plans big doings as usual, … more


The Score

With head coach back, Williams College men's hockey team opens season with weekend trip to Maine

WILLIAMSTOWN —To say that the 2017-18 Williams College men's hockey season was a roller coaster ride would certainly been accurate.The Ephs were a team that started 5-0 and ended up 14-11-1, … more

Williams women's hockey team opens with daunting NESCAC challenge

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams College women's hockey team jumps right into the deep end of the pool when they hit the ice to open the season this weekend."We open against a great NESCAC team," … more

The Plan


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The Snap

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Air Force veteran Paul Dunlevy, 70, of Worthington, checks out the MassHire job fair at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.

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