The Greeting

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Warning! The National Weather Service has declared a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. tonight to 7 a.m. Thursday. What does that mean? One to three inches of snow and lousy traveling conditions during commute times. Will it stop me? Never!

In news that is closer to home (and yet somehow far, far away), The Eagle takes you back to when astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth on Feb. 20, 1962, with the help of some Berkshire tech. 

The Pittsfield City Council is seeing fewer attendees at its meetings when PCBs are on the agenda, even though the contamination problem remains unsettled.

The North Adams City Council hasn't yet handed over control of the Mohawk Theater to the mayor, which would mark the beginning of a search for a new use and operator.

Berkshire Community College cancels its information sessions for its nursing program, the administration of which has been called into question.

Suspected arsonist Phillip Jordan, 59, will remain held without the right to bail after entering not guilty pleas Tuesday before Judge John Agostini to four counts of burning a dwelling. His attorney will be pursuing insanity as a mitigating factor in the September fires.

Please read these other fine stories:

CAREER CHANGE: In case you missed it, we've got a story about a vegan cafe owner who switched career paths, and her latest endeavor is a fairly big hop and skip away from food service.

MORE GREEN POWER: Eversource hits a solar milestone. 

BIG SHORTIES: These short plays at Barrington Stage Company pack a whallop, says our master reviewer Jeffrey Borak.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Kids snap some choice shots during the Nature Matters program at the Lee Library. The program provided the audience of over 120 visitors an educational look at both domesticated animals and those who have been injured and can no longer live in the wild.

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