The Greeting

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Good morning, Berkshires. Today, be prepared, and expect intermittant wet weather. 

It was another news-filled weekend in the westernmost county of the commonwealth, with plenty of positive happenings, in addition to a shooting.  Read on ...

SERIOUS GUNSHOT INJURIES: A Pittsfield man is fighting for his life after suffering a gunshot wound to his neck. Police are saying little about the case, but the victim has been targeted before, according to a family member.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: All smiles in Great Barrington, where building permits are up 52 percent

SHELTER FOR ANIMALS: The Berkshire Humane Society has cast the sole bid to become the designated animal shelter for the city of Pittsfield.

MUSEUM FOES HONORED: Berkshire County's art fans are feted for defending  the Berkshire Museum's  paintings and sculptures (they were sold off, regardless).

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Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com


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Joe Difilippo plays Taps during the opening ceremony of the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield’s annual Park of Honor at Park Square in Pittsfield.

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