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“You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.” — MEDGAR EVERS, American civil rights activist (1926-1963)

The Greeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Good morning, Berks. It's true: There's been some kind of mixup with the weather, namely that March patterns have leached into April, and much of the county has blown away because of the wind. Hang in there through what Accuweather is calling a red flag alert, which means there's a high risk of brush fires.

Our U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has requested President Donald Trump's tax returns; some call it a bold and necessary move, while others call it a fishing expedition.

A Pittsfield builder is telling a federal court judge that he was duped into a fraud scheme; the government argues that he was a willing participant.

And no matter what happens to the Mohawk Theater, a city panel is recommending that its historic marquee will be saved.

People of Savoy and Florida, start your web search engines: High-speed internet is on its way. If you have friends in Hawley or Monroe, send a pigeon up their way and let them know that broadband will be there soon, too.

Stop by today and peruse our fine assortment of articles and photos ...

KEEPING THE MEMORIES ALIVE: There are lots of artifacts inside the former Searles School, and Great Barrington aims to preserve them before its demolished and rehabbed.

5 THINGS TO DO: Got plans for the week? If not, check out our picks.

SIGNS OF SPRING: Our nature columnist reports that there are signs of spring in the region; sounds like he doesn't live in the hilltowns.

BERKSHIRE EARTH EXPO: Take a look at this weekend event at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. It's a community event that highlights energy efficiency, climate resilience, and the protection of nature and public health. 

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Courage of the Turtle

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The Snap

One of a series of sculptures by Robert Taplin which is a part of the Mass MoCA exhibit "Suffering from Realness" to open to the public on April 13.

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