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“Never lose your temper with the press or the public is a major rule of political life.” — DAME CHRISTABEL PANKHURST, English suffragist (1880-1958).

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The Division 3 State Champion Hoosac girls basketball team is honored at Adams Town Hall on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Good morning, Berkshires. I hear there's weather coming. Make sure to batten down the hatches.

At today, we have a story on a group of environmentalists who are asking Gov. Charlie Baker to have Massachusetts back away from the use of wood as fuel.

And leaders of emergency groups in the region will hold a gathering to support their team members, many of whom have had to deal with hard-hitting tragedies in recent days.

Friends of the family who died in a recent murder-suicide cannot reconcile the couple they thought they knew with their grisly end at a rural Sheffield home.

More marijuana news, in Lee, which is readying for its first shop and has a pending plan for a cultivation site at the former Greylock Mill, and in Great Barrington, which is offering tax incentives to small marijuana businesses.

We also have more news about Tuesday's police chase across the county. 

Please enjoy these other stories, too:

THAT SPRING FEELING: Weather maven Clarence Fanto takes a look at the record books, and it seems things are warmer than normal.

STEADY AS SHE GOES: Fixed funding for the region's transit infrastructure would suit the Berkshires best, according to one transportation official.

FIGHTING TO WIN: Cameron Forward wrapped up his leukemia treatments in January and celebrated the milestone alongside his birthday with friends and family.

LAUGH-WORTHY LADIES: On Friday, Carole Montgomery will bring to The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn the stage show that spawned Showtime's "Funny Women of a Certain Age." 

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

Correction: Wednesday's Beat erroneously named the location of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; it is  in Great Barrington.

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