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The Greeting

CAROLINE BONNIVIER SNYDER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Fourth-graders at Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington made display boards explaining the composting system they have devised at their school as part of the Muddy Brook Green Team during the Berkshire Earth Expo held at the Boys and Girls Club in Pittsfield on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Good day, 413. I'm sorry to report that a little bit of snow was falling atop Windsor Mountain. Hey, I'm only the messenger.

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office is ramping up its response to what DA Andrea Harrington is calling a crisis: domestic violence. "My team at the District Attorney's Office is committed to prosecuting abusers and is working to create a culture where victims are believed," she said at news conference Tuesday.

Medical complexities are slowing the pace of the forensic examinations of five Sheffield residents who died in an apparent murder-suicide last month.

Lee's first cannabis shop now is projecting that its opening day will be about a month later than expected; it's located at the former Southern States Auto Sales, next to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Got unused bikes? Well, there's a program in Williamstown that can help get these much-needed bicycles to Africa. 

A proposed glamping resort for North Adams is being scaled back, after the developer responded to neighbors' concerns.

And in court news, a Pittsfield man is being held after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man in what appears to be a drug deal gone bad.

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Correction: A blurb in Tuesday's Beat should have stated that a Catholic relic will be on tour in the Berkshires; the item is not an artifact.

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A student uses a pasta machine to make homemade pasta during a free workshop sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at the UNO Community Center in North Adams on Tuesday evening.
GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Meghan Gleason enjoys some fresh homemade pasta during the free workshop at the UNO Community Center.

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