The Greeting

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Good day, Berkshires! I hope you're still feeling that Christmas spirit. It's amazing what a sense of renewal this time of year can bring.

We have good news  for merchants, workers and others who rely on the Berkshire County economy, as tourism took a big leap upward spendingwise in 2017 (2018 data won't be available until next year at this time).

There's also been a delay in the case against Miles Barber, the former Pittsfield Police officer whose gun was stored improperly, leading to his daughter harming herself with his then-service weapon.

We're rolling out our top stories of the year, too. Read the first installment on the Berkshire Museum here.

And please enjoy these other newsy bits and bites ...

SANDISFIELD BROADBAND: This country town is about to be wired for high-speed internet. 

DOMESTIC TERROR: A local man is sentenced to probation and time served after inflicting a night of terror on a 43-year-old Pittsfield woman.

GOT YOUR GOAT?: If you don't have a goat but do have a Christmas tree that needs to go, get on the horn to Hokaheh Farm in Housatonic. They got this.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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Photos: Dropping in at Rockwell

Families make colorful paper lanterns as part of Norman Rockwell’s Cultural Traditions exhibit on Wednesday. The exploration continues all week as museum visitors can drop in and create art about multiple holiday traditions, like Christmas, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Hanukkah and Chinese New Year. more


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A man walks his dog at the Spruces in Williamstown where many dog lovers were walking their pooches on Monday, December 24, 2018.

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