The Greeting

Friday, Feb. 7, 2019

Good morning, Berkshirites. It's wet out there, with more ice overnight in the higher elevations. Keep an eye out for slippery spots as the temps begin to drop again.

Today, TheBeat brings you a report of a bust by federal and state authorities, in which an Adams man and a postal worker partner allegedly sold and distributed massive quantities of synthetic marijuana all over the country.

In Pittsfield, town leaders are thinking about using pot taxes to pay for potholes and other roadway fixes.

And in more pot news, Berkshire Roots has been given the green light to open a retail marijuana business at its location on Dalton Avenue. An owner pegs the retail opening within the next 30 days.

While Alford is curbing solar array proliferation, the town of Becket is expanding the options for solar.

And the town of Adams has winnowed its municipal manager candidates to three, including Great Barrington's Jennifer Tabakin; Jay Green, former chief administrative officer in North Adams; and  Steve Neratko, director of economic development in East Dover, Vt. 

Enjoy these other top headlines, too:

OUI-FATALITY SUSPECT RELEASED: A West Stockbridge woman accused in a fatal drunken-driving collision is released on her own recognizance by a Southern Berkshire District Court judge.

ALMOST WIRED: High-speed internet is still a ways off in New Ashford, but the town is holding an informational signup event this weekend.

A FAREWELL DOUGHNUT: Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe is giving away free coffee and doughnuts Saturday morning as a farewell to the Great Barrington community.

GETTING THE LED OUT: Lez Zeppelin ain't no tribute band, says band founder and guitarist Steph Payne.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Eagle online editor

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