Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Oh, Berkshires! Can you smell the Thanksgiving stoves heating up? Stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey (or Tofurkey, if that's your bag). Here, at Eagle HQ, the pre-holiday hunger is in the air. Some of us might've even had their Thanksgiving a little bit early.
Meanwhile, the weather isn't looking pretty for those of you who travel for the holiday. That said, there was some beauty at the two community Thanksgiving meals, where more than bellies were nourished.
Down in Southern Berkshire, Great Barrington won't be racing horses in 2019, but that doesn't mean that the thoroughbreds are off the table. All it'll take is tweaking a few state laws.
Meanwhile, here's some of our other top stories of the day ...
GETTING ARCTIC BLASTED: Looks like there's going to be a record set on Thanksgiving, and no, it's not about how many pounds of turkey you can eat. This, friends, is about bitter cold.
THEY WILL TAKE YOUR CHILDREN: Not in a bad way! Taconic High School is expanding its early learning center to include a preschool, offering support for parents as well as an opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of the child care business.
ROAD SCHOLAR: Our own Tony Dobrowolski takes a look at what Thanksgiving travel will be like this year, from gas prices to expected highway congestion. What does he see in his crystal ball? Delays. If you're hitting the road, better bring some books on tape.
LACH'S HITS ROCK BOTTOM: The bar, with a recent history of violence, is no more, after the city of Pittsfield indefinitely suspends its liquor license and the owner throws in the towel.
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Eagle online editor