Thought of the day

“The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can’t ignore it, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh at it; if you can’t laugh at it, it’s probably deserved.”  — RUSSELL LYNES, American writer (1910-1991)

The Greeting

The city parking garage between Columbus and Summer streets is nearly gone as crews from J.H. Maxymillian Inc. dismantle the structure. This view is looking south from Berkshire Nautilus with The Eagle's drone, Friday.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Good day, sunshines! It's time to rise and greet the new day! We had a little bit of snow up in the hills last night ... pshaw, I say, pshaw!

In the news, Stop & Shop workers continue their strike even as negoitations resume on contract talks. Our Dick Lindsay reports.

Ernest "Chuckie" Cardillo is suing his former employer — the town of Stockbridge — after he was ousted from his job as fire chief for buying supplies that the Fire Department didn't need.

Southern Vermont College's loss is North Adams' gain, as the city scoops up the longtime librarian to run the North Adams Public Library.

Also in North Adams, the city is dropping the winter parking ban a little bit early this year, and the change will extend to future years, as well. 

In Pittsfield, some fans of the game of pickleball want a place to play at Springside Park; others feel the money could be spent elsewhere.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students Carina Thompson, left, and Jose Scharon work on clearing the trail for the Frisbee golf course at Windsor Lake during the MCLA Day of Service on Saturday.

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