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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Good morning, Berkshirites.

Today, more sober news emerging related to the ongoing elder care quagmire at Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Williamstown; Eagle reporting has found that the owners of the nursing home here also have ownership stakes in some 29 other nursing homes in Ohio and New York.  At least nine of these are rated below average or much below average by a federal agency.

More news out of Berkshire Superior Court, where documents describe chaos and panic during the Ashley Reservoir shooting in August that left one young man with serious brain injuries.

In the city of Pittsfield, a panel of city councilors is backing Mayor Linda Tyer's plan to aid homeowners with property fix-ups.

This season's lineup at Proctors Capital Repertory Theatre includes "Disney's Frozen" and "The SpongeBob Musical."

Please enjoy these other fine stories:

MOTEL BUST: Police grabbed up 6,000 bags of heroin, 100 grams of cocaine, nine firearms and thousands of dollars in cash in their pursuit of Edwin Morales. On Friday, they finally caught up with the man.

MUSICAL HONOR: On Saturday, more than 550 public and private school students took the stage at Boston's Symphony Hall to perform in the 67th All-State Music Festival of The Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Our Jenn Smith reports.

BATTLE OVER SHORT-TERM RENTALS: The lines in the sand are being drawn in Great Barrington, where fans and foes of short-term rentals are marshaling their troops.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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