The Greeting

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Good day unto you, Berkshire County. Today there's news on the lineup for Tanglewood's new Linde Center, and an explainer on who's behind the splash of television ads calling for U.S. Rep. Richard Neal to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington spoke before the local chapter of the NAACP, highlighting her work with legislators to bring in new funding to combat violence against women and the opioid epidemic.

There's also these other top headlines:

NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT: The chairman of the Stockbridge Select Board assures residents that they are in good hands with the existing Fire Department; 12 members recently resigned after the termination of their former boss, who is also a Select Board member.

FM LISTENERS, REJOICE: WBRK launches a new station on the FM dial.

THE TAXMAN KNOCKETH, AGAIN: The owners of the Berkshire Mall have fallen into tax arrears for about $700,000.

YOU CAN'T MISS IT: When in Great Barrington, if you're trying to find the new Fiddleheads Grille, just look for the smurfy blue building.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor
nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com



The News

Tanglewood's Linde Center programs to feature top musicians, authors

LENOX — Leading personalities will be the hallmark of this summer's grand opening of Tanglewood's Linde Center for Music and Learning. more

Billionaire businessman's 'Need to Impeach' ad campaign leans on Neal, other US reps.

Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer's campaign to remove President Donald Trump from office will land in Springfield this week. His group, "Need to Impeach," will begin a two-week ad campaign designed … more

Stockbridge Select Board chair: No cause for alarm after fire chief booted, volunteers resign

STOCKBRIDGE — The town's Fire Department is "basically OK" despite the dismissal of its fire chief and resignation of at least a dozen volunteers.That was the message of reassurance delivered … more

PHS grad helps end congressional silence on climate change

A 1992 Pittsfield High School graduate joined Gov. Charlie Baker and others Wednesday for the first congressional hearing on climate change in a decade, a topic restored to the agenda by the … more

Neighbors register their parking peeves with Proprietor's Lodge to Community Development Board

PITTSFIELD — The owner of Proprietor's Lodge has run into an obstacle in his plan to build a lakeside ceremonial platform for weddings: The neighbors. The addition of the platform would increase … more

WBRK to launch new FM venture, K97.1

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshires' first radio station is undergoing an evolution to benefit advertisers, keep longtime listeners and gain new ones.WBRK has launched a new FM station, The Peak, … more

DA Harrington outlines early priorities during local NAACP meeting

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County will have a new juvenile jail diversion program this spring, District Attorney Andrea Harrington told a crowd Wednesday. City Councilor Helen Moon, the office's … more


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The Business

More tax trouble for Berkshire Mall, as owner misses another payment deadline

LANESBOROUGH — The owner of the Berkshire Mall missed another quarterly tax payment Monday and is now more than $700,000 in arrears.Berkshire Mall Realty Holding LLC has now failed to pay the … more

Fiddleheads Grille: New location, and a new coat of paint

GREAT BARRINGTON — A lot has happened that partners Cindi Joyner and Dave Pullaro didn't expect when they moved their restaurant, Fiddleheads Grille, from the Greenock Country Club in Lee to a … more

The Poll


The Landscape

Two 'dorks' pump up the Volume in Hudson, NY

HUDSON, N.Y. — For many book-lovers, peak nighttime entertainment consists of curling up with a new paperback or hardcover at home. There, they can embark on intellectual journeys that are … more


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Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington talks to members and the public as the keynote speaker at the Berkshire County NAACP’s monthly meeting at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield.

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