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“What’s vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.” — HENRY FIELDING, English novelist (Born on this date in 1707, died in 1754)

The Greeting

Monday, April 22, 2019

Good morning, Berkshires. I hope you had an excellent holiday weekend.

On Sunday, I hauled off a dozen wheelbarrow loads of leaves and branches from the yard. I began fantasizing about leaf blowers again ...

But, in the real news, here's what's happening in your city or town: 

In Pittsfield, a National Guardsman is welcomed home after serving in Afghanistan.

In North Adams, a vote Tuesday could clear the way for the Mohawk Theater to be sold to a private developer after two-plus decades of city ownership.

Countywide, the picketing is over at Stop & Shop supermarkets, now that workers have a tentative agreement with corporate owners. 

In Stockbridge, a writer has teamed up with a survivor of the Manson family cult and shares her story of abuse, coersion and survival.

In Lenox, voters soon will decide the fate of adult-use cannabis businesses in town.

In Lee and Pittsfield, a police chief and a former deputy fire chief are living with the ravages of ALS, but they are resolute in fighting for a cure that likely will come after they are gone.

And please review these other headlines before you move on with your day ...

INTERSTATE SCHOOLING: Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., have a study in hand and will begin discussing the benefits and pitfalls of regionalization that crosses state lines.

THERE'S ONLY ONE RACE: Why, it's the Humane Race, by gum! That's right, the annual race that has room for canines and humans kicks off on Saturday.

FINALLY PAID UP: General Electric has paid its final installment for the natural resources restoration of  the Housatonic River.

Visit berkshireeagle.com, where you can get informed, as well as buy a digital-plus-Sunday subscription.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The Snap

Pamela Wall holds the cross after carrying it to St. Stephen’s Church on East Street in Pittsfield on Friday afternoon. The First United Methodist Church led a walk around downtown churches in remembrance of Good Friday. About a dozen people shared in carrying the cross while readings and songs were recited.

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