The Greeting

Friday, March 1, 2019

Happy Friday, Berkshires! For those of you who have the weekend off, congratulations! For all the weekend shifters out there, you have my condolences.

The weather people appear to be saying something about two different storms coming our way; we shall see.

Generation Z took the stage as headliners for The Eagle's latest Conversation Series event; our Amanda Drane reports back from Taconic High School.

A Sheffield man who rides motocross injured his spine recently in a crash but is vowing to walk again.

A suspect in the shooting death of Asiyanna Jones had a request for pretrial release denied.

Soldier On has a new chaplain, and he's a familiar face around town. Our Dick Lindsay talks with the man behind the collar.

And please don't miss these other daily reads:

FORMERLY ACTING: Jason Wood is now the official lieutenant of the North Adams Police Department, after holding the position on an interim basis.

MORE ARMS OF THE LAW: The Berkshire District Attorney's Office has hired a freelance lawyer to assist in closing out some homicide cases.

BIRDLAND EXPANDS: The parent company of The Berkshire Eagle has purchased the Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide.

ONE BURLY BALLET: The dancers of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo pack a little bit more than average ballerinas into their leotards.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The News

Generation Z gets time in spotlight at Eagle Conversation Series event

PITTSFIELD — They're the generation that grew up with smartphones, immersed in social media. And like many generations before them, the night's moderator noted, they mystify their parents. But … more

Berkshire Eagle owners purchase Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide

The Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide, the iconic weekly publication based in Great Barrington, has new owners. Robin Raifstanger Hare, the newspaper's publisher, announced the sale Thursday. The … more

Suspect in Asiyanna Jones' killing denied request for conditional pretrial release

PITTSFIELD — Carey Pilot allegedly sparked the gunfire that killed a city woman in October 2017 when she opened fire toward two people with whom she had been in a fight earlier that day."The … more

DA hires outside attorney to help with homicide case 'backlog'

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire District Attorney's Office has hired Brett Vottero as a special prosecutor to help handle what it calls a "backlog" of seven homicide cases.Vottero, a former Hampden … more

Sheffield man, paralyzed in dirt bike accident, vows to do best to walk again

GREAT BARRINGTON — When he hit the ground in the California desert, he heard the cracks, then felt nothing from the chest down."I had no feeling from below my nipples," said Trevor Cobb, who … more

Soldier On's new chaplain: 'I like being all things to all mankind'

PITTSFIELD — The Rev. Peter Gregory's four decades-plus of priesthood is one of destiny.For 28 years, the city native was pastor of St. Charles Church in Pittsfield, where he was baptized as a … more

Potential speed bump looms for Stockbridge intersections plan

STOCKBRIDGE — A plan to revamp two accident-prone downtown traffic intersections has encountered a potential detour.The Select Board this week voted to submit engineering documents to a project … more

North Adams' acting police lieutenant takes permanent reins

NORTH ADAMS — The North Adams Police Department officially has a second in command.After several years serving as the department's acting lieutenant, Jason Wood formally was sworn in as … more

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When it comes to classical ballet, the all-male Trocks are en pointe

NORTH ADAMS — In tutus, toe shoes and stage makeup, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo dancers look gorgeous and work hard. Bodies are muscular, broad shouldered and tall, with unapologetic … more

Rube Goldberg's machines kick into gear at the Norman Rockwell Museum

STOCKBRIDGE — You might not hear the phrase as often anymore, but every once in a while, something will be described as a "Rube Goldberg machine." This is not a compliment.Referring back to the … more

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