The Greeting

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Good morning, 413. I was right about the Hilltown mudfest. My poor little Kia looks like one of the pigs from Holiday Brook Farm ... spackled with a fresh layer of brown.

The daytime warmth will continue through Friday, and on Saturday the temps will be back down near freezing.

Our top story today comes out of Stockbridge, where about a dozen firefighters have resigned en masse after the termination of former Fire Chief Ernest "Chuckie" Cardillo, who was fired for ordering tens of thousands of dollars-worth of supplies that the department didn't need.

Massachusetts State Police will begin wearing body cameras, a move that's echoing across the commonwealth.

The sentencing for an ex-Greylock Federal Credit Union loan officer has been postponed yet again; his guilty plea was five years ago.

And it's jail time for a North Adams man who accidentally texted a police officer to set up a drug deal for Ritalin.

Don't forget to check out these other stories, too:

A VOTE IN FAVOR: The Dalton Select Board votes 4-1 in favor of building a new Wahconah Regional High School.

KEEPING ALFORD THE WAY IT IS: Town leaders implement rules governing the installation of solar arrays, so that the town can maintain its Berkshires character.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT: Pittsfield Police are looking for your help in solving an attempted armed robbery at the Lipton Mart on West Housatonic Street.

OUT-OF-TOWNERS: The $61.4 million wastewater treatment plant will be built by a firm with offices in Methuen and Plaistow, N.H.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



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Pittsfield firefighters John Couper and Steve Papa test the ladder on truck 2 at Burbank Park before their shift, Monday. Truck 2 is kept at the central fire station and testing it before every shift in normal procedure.

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