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Friday, March 22, 2019

Good day, Berkshire County. I'm reporting today from our hilltown bureau (also known as my house), and it's snowing up here, so I'm going to keep this Beat nice and tight. You never know when the mud and/or snow will come to life and knock out internet and power.

At on this fine morning, we speak with friends, family and others who share remembrances of Samya Stumo, who lost her life in the Ethiopian jetliner crash just over a week ago. 

And Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's funding is in a state of "immediate jeopardy" while it attempts to address ongoing violations; some residents are already being placed elsewhere.

The Morningside neighborhood of Pittsfield has something to crow about, now that the Tyler Street Lab has been rehabbed; a launch party for the new community hub kicks off 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

And please do peruse these other fine stories.

MANY HATS IN THE RING: About 17 applicants are seeking to land the Stockbridge fire chief job, a position recently lost by Selectman Ernest "Chuckie" Cardillo.

ON THE UP: Williams College sees a small increase in admissions, acceptances.

HANDED OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES: Taxi licenses in North Adams might soon fall under the auspices of the Police Department.

LINING UP: Center at Lenox developers say at  least two retail lease agreements have been signed for the former Price Chopper space.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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