The Greeting

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
The Arnolds of East Main Street in North Adams have been decorating their yard for decades, inviting folks to visit their theme park-like display.

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

Sorry for the late Beat, Berkshires! If you've logged on today, you've likely seen some changes to berkshireeagle.com. Some quirks in the changeover has kept this missive from your inbox. Deep and humble apologies. Make sure to email me to let me know what you think of the new look to the website. Your feedback will help drive improvements. 

We'll deliver a news story within the next couple of days that sums up all the new features. In the meantime, enjoy these timely news and feature stories ...

GETTING THE LEDS OUT: Pittsfield will be swapping out its old energy-sucking lightbulbs for brand new low-cost LEDs; that stands for light-emitting diodes, in case you end up on "Jeopardy!" 

LEGEND OF GREYSTONE: The downtown Greystone building has been sold for $2.3 million; the new owners, a pair of investors from  New York, said they aren't planning any major changes, except for some needed upgrading.

A DIFFERENT BRAND OF B&E: Police say a man illegally entered a woman's apartment in  North Adams and changed her cat's litter before being arrested.

ANOTHER DEFENDANT NAMED: A fourth man has been arraigned on charges stemming from the shooting of a 19-year-old Cheshire man at the Ashley Reservoir in August.

FEELING PUNCHY?: Making some special punch for your holiday party will keep you entertaining, instead of pouring drinks, all night.  Check out these new takes on a holiday staple.

CONSOLIDATION IN THE CITY: Mountain One is pulling together its different divisions under one roof in North Adams on Main Street.

WIRED UP, MOSTLY: Egremont is on the cusp of having broadband brought to all corners of the town; however, Charter won't be the provider after the town stepped away from negotiations, determining that the company's offering was not what Egremont was looking for.

I hope you had a happy Hanukkah and Christmas, and I wish the best for the new year,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Parishioners form a nativity scene during a night of song and Jazz during a Christmas pageant at Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield, Monday.

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