The Greeting

Friday, Nov. 8, 2018

Good morning, Berkshire County. There's serious news from the Trump administration: Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the president's request and was replaced by Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff. Whitaker previously has expressed doubt about the ongoing Russia probe, and many fear his installment was a tactic to derail the investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller.

There was swift and immediate reaction in Berkshire County, where hundreds gathered in protest.

In our other main headlines:

ROUNDABOUT DEBATE: Not everyone is sold on the idea of having a new traffic circle in Stockbridge.

THERE WILL BE FIVE: The Cheshire Select Board could soon be growing from three members to five.

FORMER CHIEF SUES: Former Otis Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki sues, saying her ouster was retaliation for filing charges against a child in prominent family in town.

FRESH 'USHER': What has fallen will rise again, in this opera version of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, "The Fall of the House of Usher."

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Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com


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GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Over 300 people stand out at Park Square in Pittsfield in a public rally to protect Robert Mueller's investigation in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Session's firing by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

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