The Greeting

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Greetings, Berkshires! OK.  On Monday, I mentioned how spring is three weeks away; seeing as the temperature at my house was 3 this morning, I might have spoken too soon. One must never poke the weather gods.

The number of foreclosures is up in Berkshire County, investigative journalist Larry Parnass finds; a financial counselor says help is available.

Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Williamston just got an F from the federal government. The center is among "the worst of the worst," according to an industry insider.

A Richmond couple was hurt when a fire destroyed their home late last week.

As the 2020 Census rolls around, a number of hurdles remain for Berkshire County to be counted correctly.

In a recent court case, a man will serve up to 18 months in jail for hiding an armed robbery suspect in the trunk of his car.

And please check out these other top stories of the day:

STICKER SHOCKWAVES: Some in the Central Berkshire Regional School District are wondering about the necessity of $72.7 million project to build a new Wahconah Regional High School, which would cost the district $41.5 million.

COLLEGE DROPOUT: Southern Vermont College is  the latest New England college to reach a state of financial inviability, and it will close after this semester.

HEADLINERS COMING: Chick Corea, Southside Johnny and Buddy Guy will all play the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center this season.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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