Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
'Snowbody knows the winter I've seen, snowbody knows my sorrow.' I think the song goes something like that. If you shoveled and snowblowed like I did this morning, then you might be humming that tune, too.
We're off to a serious start for this winter (and it's not even technically winter yet). Overnight, parts of the Berkshires received upward of 14 inches of snow to as little as an inch in low-lying areas.
North County schools started out the day by calling two-hour delays, but after seeing snowfall totals and receiving reports from the Hilltowns, most called it a snow day by early morning.
Meanwhile, there have been a few slip-n-slide motor vehicle collisions and spinouts, but all in all, the authorities aren't yet overwhelmed with emergency calls. Click this link to visit our Accuweather page, which is constantly updated.
And since Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are done, that must mean it's time for Giving Tuesday. Luckily for you, we have The Eagle's Santa Fund, which helps hundreds of Pittsfield-area children to have a happy holiday season.
Meanwhile, read these local stories to maintain dominance at the water cooler:
CHANGES AT THE TOP: Berkshire Bank, "America's most exciting bank," just got really exciting in its executive ranks, as Michael Daly steps down as CEO of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the bank's parent company.
HARD TIME: A Pittsfield man will spend up to five years in prison for brutally beating a woman and breaking her eye socket.
TIME TO TALK TRAUMA: A workshop helps teach educators how to handle trauma in the classroom.
THE BURDEN OF BUSINESSES: Mayor Thomas Bernard's tax plan for North Adams would place a record-setting tax levy on city businesses.
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Eagle online editor