Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Attention, Berkshires! Today is an early dismissal day for many of the county schools. If you haven't heard about that yet, and your child is in the public schools, I hope you left him or her spare key.
Why? Because we're about to get whacked with a little snow, up to 10 inches, according to meteorologists. Pretty sure there'll be some ice mixed in, too.
In other news, there's a plan afoot to build a museum dedicated to trains and architecture in North Adams; it is touted as an employment and cash generator ... up to 2,000 jobs and $180 million into the Berkshires economy. Plus, the new architectural plans — if brought to fruition — will give parts of the city a very 21st century look and feel.
After a brief foot chase, Pittsfield Police arrested a man and confiscated a gun reported stolen from Georgia.
In Williamstown, a marijuana company is eyeing 20 acres on Blair Road; Massflora wants to use existing barns and a 7,000-square-foot greenhouse that would be built on the parcel.
There's a three-way race for Select Board in Stockbridge, where good times in government are few and far between these days. The former fire chief was fired, and a court case is likely over the planned-and-then-rejected use of herbicides in the Stockbridge Bowl.
Please enjoy these other true-life stories:
HONORING A LIFE OF SERVICE: The Pittsfield Fire Department names an engine after retired Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro, who stepped down in 2016 because of ALS, or Lou Gherig's disease.
THE MOST ROMANTIC WINES: The Eagle's wine columnist breaks down some much needed information on getting the right Valentine's Day date-night wine.
POLL OF THE DAY: Will we ever see Donald Trump's tax returns? You be the judge!
TWO SPECIAL REPORTS: Check out The Eagle's two recent special reports, on the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and on Berkshire women in jail.
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P.S. An astute Beat reader from Egremont pointed out that I had substituted the French word Pont for the English word Pond in a photo caption in Monday's newsletter. We stand corrected (literally: I work at a standing desk).