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“Never think you’ve seen the last of anything.” — EUDORA WELTY, American author (1909-2001)

The Greeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Good day, Berkshire County. I, for one, am pleased that April Fools' Day is done. I'm too gullible, so I spend a good portion of the holiday in a state of bewilderment, as friends, co-workers and strangers pull the wool over my eyes over and over. 

In real news, Pittsfield's fire chief, Robert Czerwinski, is retiring after 32 years with the department.

Also in the city, the Holmes Road bridge is down to one lane after it received a poor rating from state highway officials.

The town of Cheshire will decide soon who sits on the Select Board and how many members should be on said board; a town election ballot on that issue is coming May 6. 

On the recycling front, the Berkshires are bucking the national trend, in which many communities are throwing out reusable materials into the waste stream.  

A pair of motor vehicle accidents kept first responders busy on Route 9 in Windsor on Monday morning, where cold temps and a light dusting of snow made for slick roadways.

Please visit these articles to find out what's happening in the region ...

MEAT. FIRE. GOOD.: A new barbecue eatery in Lanesborough is serving up some smoky protein power. It's called Biggins Diggins.

RAISING THE BEDS: This tried-and-true Native American growing technique makes for drier garden beds earlier in the spring when the rest of the ground is saturated.

OUR OPINION: The tone-deaf fiscal threats against the Special Olympics serve to raise awareness and strengthen the organization that highlights some of the most determined athletes among us.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

Corrections: We had two typos in Monday's Beat, one in the subject line and another in the newsletter greeting. The subject line should have said "hit-and-run fatality," and the entry on Woody's Roadhouse should have stated that the site likely will be torn down.

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