Thought of the day

“If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.”  — George Aiken, U.S. senator (1892-1984)

The Greeting

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Good day, sunshines! We have passed the trials of Hump Day and are in the Thursday stretch.

In Berkshire County news, our state legislative delegation is none too pleased with President Trump, Gov. Charlie Baker and expected cuts to LIHEAP, the state's heating aid for low income residents.

In North County news, North Adams Police have a new chief, although he's not a new face. The mayor announced the promotion of Jason Wood, most recently a lieutenant, on Wednesday.

The city also will be keeping its council meetings at 7:30 p.m., after some municipal panelists had pushed to have the meet times set a little earlier in the day.

In South County, there's troubled water in Becket and Great Barrington, where coliform bacteria and E. coli have been detected in local water sources.

In Pittsfield, the Berkshire Innovation Center is looking at an October opening; construction is in full swing.

Visit regularly to keep up with what's happening in your community. If you like what you see, get a digital-plus-Sunday subscription. It's a bargain. 

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

P.S. There's a great event for a great cause taking place soon: The AYJ Fund Wine, Chocolate and Craft Beer Tasting will be held April 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Freight Yard Pub in North Adams. All proceeds will support children with cancer in our community and beyond. There'll be wine from Balderdash Cellars and Demarsico’s Wine Cellar, craft beers from Bright Ideas, Wandering Star and Shire Breu-Haus, Chocolate Springs chocolates, and desserts from Gimme Some Sugar, and more. To learn more check out AYJ Fund on Facebook or

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EAGLE EVENTS: Check out these Eagle-sponsored events: We're hosting the UpCountry Magazine 2nd Wine, Food & Spirits Celebration on May 2, as well as an advanced learning event on immigration

The Snap

Plaza Package in Great Barrington has added the option of delivery to its selection. It also has purchased what they call the “boozemobile” to make deliveries.

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