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Ice fishermen on the Cheshire Reservoir cast long winter shadows on the ice on Thursday.

Friday, Dec. 27, 2018

Hey, Berkshire readers! How about that ice fishing pic by our Ben Garver? Pretty cool (no pun intended). It comes with a handy story on ice fishing do's and don'ts.

Everyone's favorite performer (to love or hate) was in the area on Thursday. That's right, Kanye West visited the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art to see a show by installation artist James Turrell. No Kim Kardashian sightings were reported.

Meanwhile, here's hoping that your night was uneventful, and that you didn't need to dial 9-1-1. Why? Because it might not have worked. Read here to find out what happened with the region's emergency phone system.

We also revisit our 4th biggest story of the year: This time, it's the Housatonic River and its meandering clean-up effort.

There's also another one from the Berkshire crime files. This time, a woman asked to use a man's phone during an apparent emergency; shortly thereafter, he caught her trying to lift his tablet. When I was growing up, if I had a tablet, it was probably made of slate.

Please enjoy these other fine writings and reports ...

MAKING THE GRADE: Despite some rough moments, Beth Regulbuto earns high marks from her school board. 

DEEPENING THE POOL: North Adams explores a higher pay rate for its next police chief, in an effort to draw in a better qualified pool of applicants.

MEAT, COOKED NICE AND SLOW: There's a new barbecue place up in North County; if the pictures are any indication, you're going to need extra napkins. Can you say "juicy"?

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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Chef Mike Anthony instructs kids how to handle dough to make scones in a cooking class at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown on Thursday.

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