The Greeting

Tuesday, Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018

Hello, Berkshirites. It's time to cast the ballots! Get on up and out to vote today. If you don't, you're passing up a great opportunity for bragging rights! 

Much is happening alongside Election Day news; more gunfire, but this time, it's in Lee. That and more, here ...

ELECTION DAY: Tune in to tonight at 7 for live-streaming news delivered by the team at The Washington Post. This one is for all the marbles.

GUNMAN AT LARGE: Pittsfield police continue to search for a gunman from Saturday's near deadly incident on Spring Street; meanwhile, the community gathers to work toward a solution to stem the violence.

GUNS AGAIN: Lee police respond in force after a shooting Monday evening on Chapel Street. No word yet on the circumstances ... stay tuned here.

TEEN WOMAN POWER: Four teenage women have put out a call around the world, and women around the world are answering them.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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The News

1 person injured in Lee shooting

LEE — One person was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with injuries that aren't life-threatening after a shooting in Lee on Monday. The shooting, at 555 Chapel St. in Lee, … more

Midterm elections: Ballot boxes brace for sizable Berkshire turnout

If the countywide tally is close and the race comes down to how Pittsfield voted, it could be Thursday before the outcome of the Berkshire district attorney's contest is determined.City Clerk Michele … more

Pittsfield leaders respond in wake of Saturday shooting; offender still at large

PITTSFIELD — City police are working to identify and track down a person they say was involved in a shooting on Saturday that left a man seriously wounded.The department has no reason to … more

The Weather

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The View


Our Opinion: This is our defining day as American citizens

For the past several months, American citizens have been subjected to rhetoric, hectoring, outright rabble-rousing, fear-mongering, pleading and appeals to our decency and patriotism. We have … more

Paul Krugman: A party defined by its lies

NEW YORK — During my first year as an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, I wasn't allowed to use the word "lie."That first year coincided with the 2000 presidential election, and … more

Letter: Lenox voters wise to sink short-term rentals

To the editor:At last Thursday's town meeting, the residents of Lenox wisely voted down warrants to tax and inspect short-term rentals. Wise, because if they had passed, there would have been no … more

The Landscape

These girls plan to right the world ...

PITTSFIELD — Four teenage women have put out a call around the world, and women around the world are answering them.They have heard from India and Kazakhstan, Spain and Greece, Australia and … more

Meet the musicians behind the music

On paper, a line up of five frontmen looks like a recipe for infighting and, actually, just plain fighting. But The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow has been able to harmoniously navigate the transition from … more

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The Score

Lee volleyball team rolls to 3-0 win over South Hadley in Western Mass. D-III quarterfinals

LEE — After getting by in the first set against No. 7 South Hadley on Monday night, the No. 2 Lee volleyball team came out swinging in the second set, and Wildcats rolled from there to pick up … more

Mount Greylock boys soccer team knocks out Monument Mountain in Western Mass. D-III quarterfinals

GREAT BARRINGTON — September 22 is only six weeks ago, but for the members of the Mount Greylock boys soccer team, that 0-5 start must now seem like a million years ago.Since then, the Mounties … more

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The Snap

Lee’s Erin Brisebois hits the ball over the net during a Western Massachusetts Division III quarterfinal against South Hadley on Monday.

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