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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Oh, Berkshires, have we got a newsy newsletter for you.

There was a heist, of sorts, over at Family Dollar at 631 North St. in Pittsfield. Police say the suspect might've been wearing a wig and that he showed a partially obscured gun. No word yet on how much he took.

In brighter news, Habitat for Humanity comes to the aid of an 83-year old veteran who could no longer afford to maintain his home.

The state's transportation chief had some tough talk for those wanting east-west passenger rail service  to start up in the region, as she said there are obstacles everywhere. Then again, she was supportive of the effort.

After being silenced for nearly six months, WTBR 89.7 FM returned to local airwaves Saturday morning.

People relying on the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority for rides to and from essential services can breathe a bit easier, now that the strike against the BRTA by its paratransit drivers is over. 

Read these other fine news stories ... 

WOULD YOU PREFER IT IN GREEN OR WHITE?: Will it be a white or green Christmas? We asked longtime Eagle family member Clarence Fanto to find out.

YOU'VE GOT TO MOVE IT: The law in Pittsfield is clear: Park on city streets in the winter and face a fine. Block a plow, and you'll be towed at your expense. This is serious business, people.

FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE: A new exhibit at The Clark shows viewers how the mingling of human forms with the landscape creates an artisitic dance before the eyes.

BLACKINTON'S FACE-LIFT: This well-known block in North Adams is getting a little work done.

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Best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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