Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Good day unto you, and to you your wassail, too. We're out here looking for some sun at Eagle HQ. If you see some, let us know.
Today we bring you the sad news of the death of Lauri Klefos, longtime tourism chief and 1Berkshire VP, who passed away after emergency surgery at age 62.
Meanwhile, 18 of 40 works of art from the collection of the Berkshire Museum are on their way home from Sotheby's in New York, after museum directors decided to pull them from the auction house.
A Lee man will go to state prison for up to five years for a quickly solved bank robbery in Pittsfield; the cabbie he called for a getaway vehicle turned him in.
And officials in Hinsdale are doubtful that much-needed repairs on Skyline Drive will come before winter.
In our other stories:
BEACON RISING?: Phoenix Theatres is poised to buy the Beacon Cinema. This story outlines their vision for the theater ... the first step will be a piano for the lobby.
PAR FOR SOLAR: Abutters are scrutinizing a proposed solar facility at the Egremont Country Club, which they say is out of character with the neighborhood.
MATTHEW'S FRIEND: He was murdered 20 years ago for being gay, and this Pittsfield resident who befriended Matthew Shepard at college keeps his spirit alive with an art exhibit.
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Eagle online editor