The Greeting

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Good day unto you, Berkshirites.  Final numbers from the polls show that, you, the voters of the 413, turned out in heavy numbers to the ballot box on Tuesday, similar to the 2016 election.

But, wait, there's more:

NEAL ON TOP: U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's re-election moves him into the chairman's seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee in the House.

FROM ASSAULT TO HOMICIDE: Saturday's shooting victim has died, raising the potential charges for the shooter, who remains at large.

GOING DOWN?: Property values in Pittsfield are up, so taxes are going down.

SCAMMED: Stockbridge is just getting to the bottom of how it lost thousands to  being overcharged for supplies.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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The News

Tax rates to drop amid strides to straighten out Pittsfield's financial outlook

PITTSFIELD — Residential tax bills haven't gone down in Pittsfield since 1993, Mayor Linda Tyer said Wednesday, but that's about to change.Though the savings will be modest — $9.48 … more

The Weather

The View


Our Opinion: Critical transition period for new DA

The people have spoken: Berkshire County has a new district attorney. After a race characterized by unprecedented acrimony from opposing camps, District Attorney-elect Andrea Harrington is to be … more

George F. Will: The madness of college basketball

WASHINGTON — Until last week it seemed that the Division 1 college basketball industry could produce nothing more risible than its pieties about cherishing the amateurism of the … more

Letter: Old movie marquees should be converted to meeting places

To the editor:As a current resident of Pittsfield and a former resident of North Adams, I've noticed that something the two towns have in common are the unused marquees denoting two former popular … more

The Landscape

Murder, mayhem and gustatory delights at Ventfort Hall

LENOX — "I get the feeling I'm the not the only ghost around."Igor Banaduchi (Luke Smith) was lingering near a round table inside Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, introducing his … more

The Score

Elliot scores twice to lift Lenox girls soccer back into Western Mass. D-IV championship game

HOLYOKE — Like any good freshman, Lenox's Mary Elliot took the pitch at Holyoke High School on Wednesday night with one idea in mind — don't let down the seniors.Elliot did not let down … more

Defending champion Lenox opens Western Mass. D-IV boys soccer tournament with win over Smith Academy

LENOX — The Lenox boys soccer team opened its Western Massachusetts Division IV playoff run with a 4-0 win over Smith Academy in the quarterfinals.With the win, the defending D-IV champion sets … more

Lee volleyball team beats Mount Greylock in Western Mass. D-III semifinals to set up another championship match against Frontier

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Lee Wildcats are headed to the Western Massachusetts Division III volleyball championshpi after defeating Mount Greylock 3-0 on Wednesday night. While the Wildcats lost their … more

The Plan

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The Snap

The Lee girls celebrate their semifinal win against Mount Greylock on Wednesday.

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