Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
It's Black Friday. Over at the Berkshire Mall, the big sales day might not be what it once was. While it has been struggling to survive with the loss of its anchor stores, Santa will still be there two weekends this season.
Elsewhere in the county, the season of giving thanks fell upon us yesterday, timed with very low temperatures (minus 8 this morning atop Windsor Mountain). The Berkshires responded with its characteristic Yankee warmth: Some cooked a holiday meal for those in need, while others delivered them to oldsters who don't leave their homes anymore.
Some folks kept warm by running the annual Turkey Trot in Adams; while others got hot under the collar because of a plan to build a rotary where a challenging intersection is now.
And, since it's Black Friday, what better way to celebrate than by reading about your uber-wealthy neighbors. Eagle investigations editor Larry Parnass takes a look at some Department of Revenue figures, which show that 100 of your Berkshire neighbors make $1 million or more a year. Keep that in mind while you're in the checkout line today.
And here's a few top stories:
FRIGHT NIGHT: A city man is facing kidnapping and assault charges after he subjected a woman to a harrowing night of abuse, according to court documents.
MOST MEALS EVER: Pittsfield's Christian Center tops its previous records for most Thanksgiving meals delivered to those in need, with 415 served.
WHO KNEW?: The Berkshires has its very own theater critics' association. Did you know that? Me neither. Hmm. Our own theater critic Jeffrey Borak never mentioned this association to me, although his critiques are featured on the group's website. Nevertheless, the association released its yearly list of award-winning shows. Read about it here.
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Eagle online editor