The Greeting

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Good morning, Berkshires. The Christmas rush is heating up. If you're planning on driving to visit family or friends this holiday, you'll be in good company, reports our own Tony Dobrowolski.

I've posted a video of season's greetings from Afghanistan, where some of our brothers and sisters are serving with the 104th Fighter Wing out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield. 

Concrete safety barriers are expected to go up at the deadly intersection of Hubbard Avenue and Route 7/20 in Lenox, which claimed a life last week.

At Berkshire Community College, there's a few job losses as the college shifts its workforce development program under the supervision of the for-credit business program. The director of the workforce program will lose her job, as will three other employees.

The saga of Pittsfield Police Officer Dale Eason continues, as the once fired and then rehired Eason now finds himself on administrative leave. In case you forget, he's the officer who posed a shoplifting suspect for a photo op.

In between wrapping gifts and filling stockings, please enjoy these mighty fine news stories ... 

A BRIDGE TOO FAR: There's a bridge that's been closed in Great Barrington. Hope it's not on your commute.

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE: The Stockbridge fire chief, who's also a selectman, is on partial administrative leave after ordering all manner of tsotchkes that the Fire Department doesn't need.

LOSING THE BOOZE: A-Mart will lose its liquor license for three days after running afoul of state alcohol rules.

A WEED GROWS IN WILLIAMSTOWN: Silver Therapeutics, a marijuana retailer, receives its provisional license from the state Cannabis Control Commission. It's seeking to begin operations in the Colonial Plaza shopping center on Main Street.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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Attendees at a Lenox Select Board special meeting applaud the board’s decision to close the intersection at Hubbard Street and Route 7/20 for public safety.

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