The Greeting

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Good morning, Northern, Central and Southern Berkshire County. Baby, is it cold outside, or what

Over the weekend, we launched a news story by Eagle investigations editor Larry Parnass, who took a close look at Van Shields' exit package from the Berkshire Museum.

Also, a heart-breaking story about a man wrongly convicted of child molestation, spending 21 years behind bars in state prison. Bernard Baran had an incompetent  defense attorney in a case where child witnesses were given candy if their testimony went against the openly gay Baran. His story will be shared this week at the Berkshire Athenaeum. 

Meanwhile, a mentoring program at Berkshire Community College is pairing successful community volunteers with students, helping to guide them from academia into the real world. 

'Tis also the season for the Tinseliner, the all-volunteer Berkshire Scenic Railway's Christmas train. Check out a story and photos of the seasonal rail line designed for family fun.

There's also these other Monday morning reads ... 

CLEAN SWEEP: A multi-agency effort results in several Berkshire drug arrests, the Pittsfield mayor confirms.

SAFER ROADS: A $323,000 grant will help Lenox make its downtown roadways safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: These marijuana shops are taking the look of their dispensaries to the next level with interior design; take a look inside, here.

COSTAS. VITALE. PILSON: A Richmond man (who happens to be a former executive at CBS) will be inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, alongside some of the industry's biggest names.

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Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
John Condon keeps about 20 Nigerian dwarf goats on Hokaheh Farm in Great Barrington as pets, as seen. The goats love carrots and Christmas trees, so the farm might be a good place to drop off your tree after Christmas.

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