The Greeting

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Good day, people of the 413. How are those potholes treating you and your car? I, for one, can't seem to avoid them. 

In hopeful supermarket news, Adams Hometown Market announced Wednesday that it plans to open a new location in the recently closed Big Y store on Myrtle Street in Adams.

In mill reuse news, following a refrain from nearby Easthampton, a site in Lee is being eyed by a developer for a marijuana-growing facility.

In futurist news, residents in Dalton appear to be getting a case of the jim-jams regarding the proposed construction of a new Wahconah Regional High School. Our Larry Parnass reports.

In regional transportation news, a new grant will help the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority to serve more night routes.

In arts news, journalist Ben Cassidy reports on a new study that shows how there are some distinct patterns of ethnicity and gender in some museums' art collections.

And in other news, I now supply you with these hand-picked gems:

'I AM MY OWN WIFE': With a quizzical statement like that, it's got to be an interesting play. Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play begins a two-weekend run Friday in nearby Cambridge, N.Y.

LET IT GROW: It's seed-starting time. Have you found your Johnny's catalog yet?

MAKING THE GRADE: Check out The Eagle's latest supplement, which delves deeply into the lives of students and teachers in the Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont region.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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