The Greeting

Monday, March 4, 2019

Hello, Berkshires! Don't worry about the snow ... it's three weeks until spring. We can do this!

In local news, an Adams couple's two-week trip to Haiti turned into a longer stay as violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters took hold of the country.

Also in Adams, fire officials believe a house fire Saturday might have been intentionally set.

To the north, city officials in North Adams will have to consider doing some work on the Windsor Mill for it to be attractive to a developer; this comes after a would-be buyer backed out and environmental testing was completed.

Pittsfield officials are looking at installing a dog park at Burbank Park, but it might be preceded by a trial run at a softball site on East Street.

We also have a look back at the relationship between Tanglewood and the late pianist, composer and conductor Andre Previn.

Don't miss these other scintillating stories:

GO AHEAD, BE A RUBE: You, too, can be your own Rube Goldberg at the Rockwell Museum, where visitors can get hands on to create their own wacky inventions.

MARINA RE-USE: A 45-unit, luxury townhouse complex is being proposed for a site along the Otis Reservoir where the former J&D Marina once stood.

NO NEW TAX REFUNDS: Some Berkshires taxpayers have been disappointed with their tax refunds this year; that is, if they received a refund at all.

OPEN BOOK: We explore a book by Harold Holzer on the life and art of Daniel Chester French, the famed sculptor of the Lincoln Monument.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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A young girl practices weaving some yarn during the Clark Art Institute’s First Sunday Free: Hearth and Home event on Sunday. The theme was celebrating all things cozy in the spirit of the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ and other heartwarming traditions from around the world. Fiber art materials were available for patrons to create various weaving projects.

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