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“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” — ELLIS PETERS (EDITH PARGETER), British author (1913-1995)

The Greeting

As the waters of Cheshire Lake melt, Canada geese and mallard ducks hang out on the ice and swim in the water as the late afternoon sun shines casts its light on the late winter landscape.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Good day, people of the 413.

There was quite a ruckus in the county yesterday; it was followed by some hubbub, which dovetailed into a hullaballoo. It all revolved around an attempted fraudulent return at the Walmart in North Adams. Haven Orechhio-Egresitz takes us there.

And, our investigations editor Larry Parnass heads to the hills to dig into some serious muckraking. "Everybody knows when you add water to dirt you make mud," says Keith Bohonowicz, the assistant highway superintendent in Savoy. "We're not trying to make more."  

The Pittsfield election season is about to kick off in full; City Councilor Tony Simonelli says he won't be running again.

Also in Pittsfield, the city on Tuesday announced work will begin early next week to prepare for the demolition of the Columbus Avenue parking garage.  

Don't forget to read these other fine stories:

TRAINING THE NEXT SHEFFIELD COP: This hairy officer will sit, stay and find lost hikers faster than any other patrolman. That's right: Sheffield is getting a K-9 cop.

NO LICENSE GRANTED: Nope, says a state agency to the owners of EZ Mart on Ashland Street in North Adams.

NO BABY DRAMA HERE: These youngsters aren't babies ... they're 4- to 6-year-olds who are learning the ins and outs of theater, dance and choreography.

PIANIST COMES TO GREAT BARRINGTON: Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will bring her piano skills to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 6 on Saturday.

And if these stories float your boat, then please help float ours by subscribing today. Ben, Haven and Larry will thank you for it.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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