The Greeting

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Careful out there, Berkshire County: The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind warning for most of the day today. That means low visibility for some commuters, as well as possible power outages and lots of downed limbs.  

In Adams, there's no shuttle service planned as of yet to assist local shoppers in buying their groceries; earlier this month, Big Y announced the impending closure of its location in the town. Meanwhile, the state has mobilized to help the 90 people who will lose their jobs when the market closes March 7.

A 24-year-old man has died after a snowmobiling accident in Florida. Authorities say it appears he lost control of his sled and struck a tree while riding near Monroe Road on Saturday evening.

The new Berkshire district attorney, Andrea Harrington, has put an end to cash bail in county court cases; now, defendants who don't pose a flight risk will no longer have to be held in lieu of bail. Harrington says it's a movement that's taking hold across the country.

An interfaith-based group met Sunday for its annual gathering, with a focus on on three key actionable issues: transportation, racial justice and immigrant justice.

And please do enjoy these other stories from The Eagle:

HOT DOGGIN': Jack's Hot Dog Stand in North Adams has been named as one of the best spots in the Northeast for a hot dog by Yankee Magazine, which had a writer take a "hot dog safari" across the region. Our veteran reporter Tony Dobrowolski brings us a very frank story on the accolades.

FUTURE OF INTERPRINT IN FLUX: The German company that owns Interprint Inc. is looking to either sell the entire division of its business or bring in financial partners to help run it. 

MORE DOG NEWS: The Eagle's Ben Cassidy pays a visit to Marla Brodsky's  Hilltown Sleddogs, where folks can get a taste for mushing.

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Very best, 

Noah Hoffenberg
Eagle online editor



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