Thought of the day

“I realized a long time ago that a belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.” — EVELYN SCOTT,  American author (1893-1963)

The Greeting

Friday, April 5, 2019

Good morning, Berkshire County. Welcome to the last day of your workweek (provided you're not pulling any weekend shifts); if you are on duty this weekend, we thank you for your service!

Tomorrow, the third recreational marijuana shop in Berkshire County will open its doors to the public. Berkshire Roots, which has been serving medical marijuana customers since last year, begins adult retail sales Saturday. They're over on Dalton Avenue near the bowling alley. Follow your nose, and you'll find it!

In Berkshire Mall news, new deadlines will have the site on the road to seizure if its tax obligations are not met by mid-May.

In court news, a Pittfield man will be held for 180 days, as a Berkshire judge deems him a danger based on his prior record.

In Wahconah Regional news, some small towns soon will consider whether they want to pay for a new, state-of-the-art building in Dalton.

In political news, activists are cheering now that U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns. 

In radio news, WBRK has launched some new programming on the county's newest FM station, The Peak, K97.1.

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GETTING HOME-SCHOOLED IN PUBLIC: These Berkshire homeschoolers enjoyed an expo focusing on their educational experiences and that connects them with their peers.

HAMMING IT UP: Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" fame is starring in a play on stage at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

DEMS ON FOX?: An Eagle letter writer explains why Democrats need to show up in more Fox broadcasts.

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Jim Mahon loops his signs around his neck during a rally at Park Square in Pittsfield, one of hundreds accross the country on Thursday to call on Attorney General William Barr and other elected officials to make the findings of special council Robert Mueller’s investigation public.

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