Thought of the day

“If men could foresee the future, they would still behave as they do now.” —  RUSSIAN PROVERB


The Greeting

Friday, March 29, 2019

Good day unto you, Berkshire County! Today, more of the icy encrustments will melt away, as temperatures reach up to 50 degrees.

At berkshireeagle.com,  we have fresh news springing up from all corners of the paper.

The Massachusetts State Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a woman who might have information about a recent larceny. 

Our pro shooter Gillian Jones was inside the new Adams Hometown Market, getting a sneak peek at the layout inside.  

Meanwhile, leaders of environmental groups are seeing shortcomings in how court-appointed attorney John G. Bickerman is mediating concerns about the cleanup of the Housatonic River.

In the city of Pittsfield, Mayor Linda Tyer has announced her intention to run for re-election.

But, wait! There's more articles!

CHICKEN POT PIES?: The Otis Poultry Farm is going to be changing gears soon, jumping into the marijuana business; its general store will remain through the transition.

IT WAS ABUSE: A Clarksburg man is found guilty of taking discipline too far with a child in his care.

WHEEL SWAMP ACTION: A Pittsfield woman has pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge for grabbing the steering wheel from her boyfriend, sending the vehicle careening into a swamp.

BUSINESS GROWTH: Whitney's Farm Inc., operators of Whitney's Farm Market and Garden Center on Route 8, is poised to purchase H.D. Reynolds General Merchandise, a power equipment sales and service dealership near the Cheshire Town Hall.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor



The News

Otis Poultry Farm eyed for marijuana business; country store to stay

OTIS — Andy Pyenson has worked on his grandparents nearly 25-acre Otis Poultry Farm since he was just 5.Now, more than 60 years later, he is poised to hand off his family's 115-year-old country … more

State police seek to identify 'person of interest' in larceny probe

PITTSFIELD — State police have circulated a photo of a woman they are trying to identify as part of an ongoing larceny investigation.The photo is captured in a screenshot from a surveillance … more

Photos: Adams Hometown Market opens

After Big Y closed earlier in the month, leaving Adams without a supermarket, the Adams Hometown Market opened to the public on Friday morning. more

Groups assail value of Housatonic cleanup mediation

LENOX — Leaders of local environmental groups are prohibited from saying what's afoot in talks over how industrial toxins will be removed from reaches of the Housatonic River.But they sounded … more

Man found guilty of assault in child abuse case

PITTSFIELD — A Berkshire Superior Court jury found a Clarksburg man guilty on Thursday of assault and battery and two counts of endangering a child.Duane Griffiths, 35, was acquitted of six … more

Pittsfield Mayor Tyer, 'an optimistic champion,' announces bid for 2nd term

PITTSFIELD — Mayor Linda Tyer rose to power four years ago under a united vision, said her campaign manager, Tom Sakshaug, and "we're not done yet."Pittsfield's first four-year mayor … more

OUI from the passenger seat: Woman grabbed steering wheel, sent car into swamp

GREAT BARRINGTON — A Pittsfield woman has pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge for violently grabbing the wheel of the car her boyfriend was driving, sending the vehicle careening into a … more

Lenox committee picks local developer for affordable housing project

LENOX — A local developer has been selected to build a mixed-income, affordable housing complex on the Sawmill property off the Route 7/20 bypass.The nonprofit Berkshire Housing Development … more


The Weather


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The Business

Otis Poultry Farm eyed for marijuana business; country store to stay

OTIS — Andy Pyenson has worked on his grandparents nearly 25-acre Otis Poultry Farm since he was just 5.Now, more than 60 years later, he is poised to hand off his family's 115-year-old country … more

Whitney's Farm owners to buy H.D. Reynolds

CHESHIRE — Two long-established, family-owned businesses are joining forces to boost sales and better serve their customers. Whitney's Farm Inc., operators of Whitney's Farm Market and Garden … more


The Poll


The Landscape

A (possible) saint for terminal cancer patients

The Berkshires may one day be able to claim a Catholic saint was born here.Mother Mary Alphonsa, founder of the Dominican Order of St. Rose of Lima, was declared a "Servant of God" in 2003 by the … more

One of 'America's Most Inspiring Rabbis'

At the foot of Mount Greylock, a round building with a wall of windows looks out at the the stone path of a labyrinth in the grass. The center of the room is a sanctuary, and a woman stands taking in … more

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The Snap

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
An order of clam strips, onion rings and a hot dog sit under the heat lamp at Pedrin's Dairy Bar in North Adams on Thursday night. The popular eatery opened for the season on Tuesday, and business was steady on Thursday night,

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