The Greeting

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Good morning, Berkshire County.  Stay dry and warm this weekend, as it's going to get a little sloppy outside. 

There's some giddiness this morning in Pittsfield, as online retailer Wayfair announced yesterday that it's bringing a call center to the city, adding some 300 jobs in the process.

While that news might be buoying, there's also the harsh reality of indifference and ignorance demonstrated in the 1985 conviction of the late Bernard Baran, as our Haven Orecchio-Egresitz reports.

But to take it back to an up note, musicans and artists from near and far will be able to trade some strumming and drumming for medical care, as a new festival — O+ — sets up shop in North Adams for 2019. It'll be an extravaganza designed to highlight the critical need for access to medical care.

There's a bright spot in the darkness over at the Berkshire Mall, as Santa Claus returns for a couple of weekend visits

Meanwhile, the Eagle's news cogs are churning over at the Clocktower building in downtown Pittsfield, bringing you these other fine true life stories  ... 

QUITTING TIME: The chairwoman of the North Adams Public Arts Commission resigned Tuesday after the stalling of a controversial proposal to modify the panel's governing laws.

SO MUCH WELLNESS!: Temescal Wellness and Theory Wellness get the proverbial green light (not actually in any proverbs) from the state's cannabis board to proceed with adult recreational sales of marijuana.  Actual opening dates  are within a month's time.

MAIN STREET RADIO: Berkshire Community Radio — WBCR 97.7 FM — wants to take its operations from the Granary to Main Street.

Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com

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