The Greeting

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Dearest Berkshirites, I guess the weather wasn't as bad as expected.  And that's a great way to start the week: with less snow and slop than anticipated. 

Today, The Eagle brings you a story on a ghostly creature, one that few have seen. It's the mountain lion, and people from the Berkshires are pretty darn sure they've spotted one here or there. Read about it in this fine story by our own Heather Bellow.

There's hopeful news for many in that Wayfair, the online retailer that's coming to Pittsfield, already has advertisements posted for some of the jobs that'll be located in Pittsfield. These jobs are expected to change the employment landscape in the county. 

Meanwhile, The Eagle-sponsored Berkshire County's Got Talent event, Dalton singer-songwriter Chad Tarves crooned his way to the win, taking home $1,000.

A new program for county schools attempts to tackle bullying head-on; it'll be taken up by students at 12 schools across the Berkshires. 

There's more news in these other headlines ... 

CHRISTMASTIME GENEROSITY: One Pittsfield family literally "grew" into giving regulalry to the less fortunate, through The Eagle's Santa Fund.

MORE CHARGES AGAINST TROOPER: A Suffolk County grand jury returned new indictments against a former Massachusetts State Police lieutenant from Lanesborough; it's related to the department's statewide overtime scandal.

BUCHE DE NOEL: It's a chocolatey holiday cake. I tried it last week. Must. Get. More. Now.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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