Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Good morning, Berkshires. Today is Cyber Monday. Do you know where your PayPal account is? I do, and it's burning a hole in my e-pocket.
In this edition of TheBeat, we bring you a report on the Pittsfield Public Schools taking a strong stand against violence, after a recent uptick in student fights on campus.
There's also more commercial marijuana movement in the county, as a moratorium ends in Hinsdale while Lee OKs a plan for its first pot cultivation site.
Blantyre is auctioning off 375 pieces of its history that it says it doesn't need, which also will pay for renovations. Why does that plan sound familiar? Hmm.
Please remember to give to The Eagle's Santa Fund, to make sure those in need can have a great Christmas, too. Last year, the fund raised more than $57K, which helped hundreds of Pittsfield-area children.
But, wait, there's so much more:
THAT DIRTY WATER: Housatonic's water is nasty. Linking it with Great Barrington proper could take years, and residents are upset.
HOT CUISINE: We had Old Country Buffet; now, in its place will be that Tex-Mex mecca, Chili's. Bon appetit!
HOUSIE WHATSY NEXT?: People have expressed interest in taking over the former Housie Market, but nothing has stuck so far.
SPENDING TIME IN PITTSFIELD: Local folks came to downtown Pittsfield on Saturday's to buy gifts for the holidays and to support local businesses.
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Eagle online editor