Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving, Berkshirites! Today is the day we've all been waiting for (or dreading, depending on your family)!
We at The Eagle wish you a healthy and prosperous holiday season.
Meanwhile, the news stops for no one! Even now, the news cogs at Eagle HQ are churning and grinding, bringing you heart-warming stories to share at the dinner table and maybe one to talk about after the kids go to bed.
We've re-posted our Arlo Guthrie classic, in which the 18-year-old New Yorker becomes a legend in Berkshire County by dumping a truckload of trash on one of our pristine hills. Go, cat, go!
There's a nice compare-and-contrast in Richmond and Cheshire, in which one town leader gets straight As and the other, well, they don't have a leader. But they do have a Select Board, and they get Fs for being ludicrous (so say some in the community).
And we also have some Berkshire preschoolers and elementary students on the record, explaining exactly how to cook a turkey — they also explain what they're thankful for and why. Some are very frank; one definitely does not like his brother.
But, wait, there's more (and, no, you cannot get this kind of reporting on TV):
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE?: The defense claims he accidentally punched a woman in the face; meanwhile, she is still suffering from the 2017 assault that crushed her eye socket.
NO SO FAST ... WITH THOSE APARTMENTS: Some abutters to a proposed housing development in Great Barrington say "nay" to the 47-unit complex, citing the lack of control over rents and a lack of keeping with the neighborhood. The developers say all concerns are taken care of and accounted for.
FOLK-SLINGING SCOFFLAW: He's young. He's wild. He's free. That's Arlo Guthrie in 1965 (in addition to being some lyrics from the 1980's power trio Triumph).
WHERE HAVE ALL THE TURNIPS GONE?: And let's not forget the rutabegas. Eagle investigations editor Larry Parnass reports from the Hilltowns, explaining why the TurnipFest has withered.
ALL LIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Naumkeag, that lovely, lovely place, is decked out for the holidays. Check it out in person, or here.
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Eagle online editor