Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Good morning, Berkshire County! We hope you've been practicing your stomach-expansion exercises in preparation for the Big Day: Thanksgiving. Tomorrow, make sure to wear loose-fitting clothing, such as sweatsuits or track clothing, so you can reach your maximum allowable girth.
Today, The Eagle brings you a veritable cornucopia of news, covering everything from near-death experiences to taxes.
We also explore pot shops, those that are here and serving the public, and those that hope to be here soon.
You'll learn how to make your own bagels at home, and, oh yeah, controversial figure Alex Kelly has pulled up stakes from Harriman and West Airport as well as the municipal airport in nearby Bennington. Hasta la vista.
And now, for the headlines:
EAGLE TAKES OFF: The Eagle Mill project in Lee receives another fist-bump of support, this time from town planners, who voted 5-0 in favor of the $60 million mixed-use development project.
SKYDIVING BIZ JUMPS THE SHARK: Alex Kelly — you know him from the international coverage of his rape case and flight from justice — won't be keeping his skydiving business in the area after running afoul of local airport overseers.
'LEGALIZE IT. WAIT. IT IS LEGAL': Massachusetts turns a page on marijuana, which is now available for purchase by adults. The Eagle takes you alongside the line of people waiting to get in to Northampton's NETA, one of two dispensaries in the Bay State that received the OK to sell recreational marijuana. In related news, the former Friendly's in North Adams could become marijuana retailer.
THE FIRST RULE OF CROSSFIT: That's easy ... tell everyone that you do CrossFit. Next rule of CrossFit: Be an excellent community supporter, and make Thanksgiving a great day for Berkshirites in need of a special meal. These health and fitness fans from Great Barrington didn't just deliver turkeys to the People's Pantry at St. James Place; they turned it into a workout.
TRIAL IN BRUTAL BEATING: A city man is in court as his trial begins for allegedly beating a woman with the butt-end of a large knife; she needed surgery to repair the bones in her face. Meanwhile, his defense contends that there's no evidence, including the knife.
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Eagle online editor