The Greeting

Amanda Drane — The Berkshire Eagle
No one was injured in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting on Daniels Avenue on Wednesday evening. Bullet holes were visible in a house at 9 Daniels Ave. as officers searched for shell casings with flashlights in the snow.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Good morning, Berkshires.

Serious news out of Pittsfield from last evening, when shots were fired at a home on Daniels Avenue. Thankfully, no one was injured. 

In Hinsdale, a lighter note, as the town lifts its pot moratorium and clears a path for marijuana-based businesses to start here.

Sad news for the Shakespeare & Company family, after losing one of its co-founders to cancer, complicated by Parkinson's disease. The community remembers Dennis Krausnick; our story includes his final farewell, word for word.

The bereft pug owner from Monterey has ponied up a $1,000 reward for the safe return of her beloved dogs, Abby and Cara.

Meanwhile, in a housing-strapped county, the $6.7 million redevelopment of the former St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler Street in Pittsfield  received a $125,000 boost from the city and state.

And, as usual, there's so much  more:

CYCLIST VERSUS CAR:  A bicyclist is taken to Berkshire Medical Center after colliding with a car last night.

'THE HIPPY TO THE HOP': A five-day, hip-hop-infused residency with middle school students from Mount Everett as well as Herberg and Monument Valley middle schools is underway; it culminates Friday with a performance at the Mahaiwe.

WE'RE GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS: Check out the latest addition to TheBeat: The Business section ... it's going to feature commerce, as only the Berkshires knows how. Today, we bring you news on the Wigwam, the Photec mill and commerical tax rates in North Adams.

KNOW YOUR GRAMMER: Folk singer Tracy Grammer will perform at Drury's new Club 315.

THIS IS SPARTA!:  Our very own Pittsfield Bulldogs will play in Hall of Fame World Youth National Football Championship Tournament in Sparta, N.J.

BIG DITCH FOR ROAD BOSS: Sandisfield sacked its road chief for allegedly fueling up his personal vehicles with town fuel. That allegation and more in this story by Heather Bellow.

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The News

Dennis Krausnick, founding member of Shakespeare & Company, dies at 76

LENOX — Dennis Krausnick, a founding member of Shakespeare & Company and a well-known actor, director, writer and educator at the theater company, died at his Stockbridge home Tuesday, … more

No one injured in suspected drive-by shooting

PITTSFIELD — No one was injured in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting on Daniels Avenue on Wednesday evening.Bullet holes were visible in a house at 9 Daniels Ave. as officers searched for … more

Funding gap narrows for $6.7M housing project at old St. Mary the Morning Star

PITTSFIELD — David Carver hit a few snags in his latest redevelopment project on Tyler Street, but now the community is chipping in."I'll figure it out one way or another," Carver said of the … more

West Street crash sends cyclist to BMC

PITTSFIELD — A cyclist was injured in a crash with a car at the corner of West Street and Center Street Wednesday evening. Officers at the scene said the cyclist was transported to Berkshire … more

Hinsdale lifts cannabis ban, awaits first business arrival

HINSDALE — Residents are rolling out the cannabis welcome mat, if a bit reluctantly.With a year-old moratorium on marijuana businesses about to expire, participants at a special town meeting … more

Owner offers $1,000 for safe return of missing pugs

Though this dog lover's loss is immeasurable, it now carries a dollar sign. Ruth Green of Monterey is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of two pugs that went missing … more

In 'hip-hop theatre' workshop, students do more than go through motions

SHEFFIELD — Laurel Dunsay has always enjoyed writing musical lyrics and poetry, but Tuesday afternoon, she traded her pen for a microphone to put her voice behind her words. "New school, new … more

The Weather

The Business

'We want to be a destination': New Wigwam owners strategize with local leaders

NORTH ADAMS — Lea King opened the gift shop doors and greeted her snow-covered visitors."Welcome to Narnia."The swirling snowfall that seems to perpetually fall on Florida mountain from … more

Photec mill housing project still a go despite cost hikes

WILLIAMSTOWN — Changes in tax law and some unexpected cost hikes have changed the financial formula needed to get the affordable housing project built at the former Photec mill site on Cole … more

Commercial tax bills going up in North Adams

NORTH ADAMS — Owners of commercial property in North Adams will see their tax bills increase for fiscal 2019, but not as much as had been anticipated.After lengthy debate, and a fair amount of … more

The View


Our Opinion: City Council takes makes right decision the hard way

The Pittsfield City Council, after a lengthy debate featuring far more hand-wringing and Monday morning quarterbacking than was merited, voted Tuesday night to forgive the Beacon Cinema's $2.55 … more

Letter: Seconding praise of Mike Daly

To the editor:I know I speak for many community leaders when I say that we all second what Jay Anderson had to say in Wednesday's Eagle about Mike Daly's many contributions to our community. And we … more

The Landscape

Turning a shop class into a nightclub

NORTH ADAMS — When folk artist Tracy Grammer comes to North Adams on Friday night to perform at an intimate new venue, it won't be a big management company coordinating the concert's logistics, … more

5 things to do if you're on a budget this week, Nov. 29-Dec. 5

ARTWinter show openingAttend the opening reception of the Winter Show and Sale, featuring works by Galen Cheney, Sara Farrell Okamura, Anna Farrington, Hideyo Okamura and Emilee Yawn, 5 to 7 p.m. … more

The Score

Decorated senior class guides Williams women's soccer back to NCAA D-III Final Four

WILLIAMSTOWN — When the eight members of the Williams College women's soccer team's senior class first arrived on campus, they all imagined pretty successful four-year careers. Could they ever … more

Pittsfield Bulldogs to play in Hall of Fame World Youth National Football Championship Tournament

PITTSFIELD — On Thursday, the Pittsfield Senior Bulldogs will head to Sparta, New Jersey to take part in the Northeast Regional of the Hall of Fame World Youth National Football Championship … more

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Jeff Sprague climbs his Jeep to clean the snow off in Pittsfield, Wednesday.

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