The Greeting

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Good morning, 413! Wondering: Does the seasonal clock change leave you feeling groggy? It's hard for me to say, because I never get enough sleep and can be in a state of grogginess on any given day. Stay tuned: I sense an Eagle poll on this burning question.

In higher education news, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has cut the ribbon on its satellite offices in Pittsfield. A whole bunch of dignitaries showed up, and so did The Eagle.

In news related to the Boeing crash in Ethiopia, we're all saddened to learn that a Sheffield native was among the dead. Samya Stumo, 24, was on her way to Uganda to work on her first project with a global public health organization.

In North Adams news, the plan to put the future development of the Mohawk Theater into the hands of the mayor has stalled. Our own Adam Shanks reports.

In Pittsfield news, Mayor Linda Tyer's plan to free up some city cash to help homeowners with exterior home repairs has also hit a wall of resistance and has been kicked back to her office for further work.

And, please, do take a few moments to read these hand-picked stories:

MORE ON THE BOEING 737: Berkshire pilots say they're unafraid of flying the make and model of jet that went down in two crashes within the past year.

WATER BOTS: A robotics team at Bard College at Simon's Rock will continue to practice and fine tune a diving robot before heading to Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., for a one-day competition.

A WEE IRISH FOOD TALE: Take a trip back in time with Eagle  contributor Bob Luhmann, who visited the Emerald Isle many moons ago and kept some of the trip's flavor alive with these recipes.

Please subscribe today and help The Eagle do what it does best: Telling the stories of Berkshire County.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

Correction: Tuesday's Beat subject line erroneously referred to Greylock Glen, regarding a proposal for a so-called glamping site. The location is at the base of Mount Greylock, a residential property at 976 Notch Road, North Adams.


The News

The Weather


Click here for today's obituaries.

The Business

The Landscape

How are we doing?

We'd love your feedback on the newsletter. Email your thoughts and suggestions to

The Plan

Berkshire Calendar: Check out what's happening today, tomorrow and this weekend!


The Snap

Eloise Jackson, 3 months, appears to be intensely focused during the Baby Mama Yoga class held at Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness on North Street in Pittsfield on Sunday afternoon, while being held by her mother, Isabel Stomberg.

The Berkshire Eagle
75 South Church Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

Phone: (413) 447 - 7311
News Room Directory

Fax: (413) 499-3419
| Twitter | Location Map