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“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” — DIETRICH BONHOEFFER (1906-1945) 

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While a goat stays close by, Jen Barbeau feeds the chickens at Mountain Girl Farm in North Adams on Monday evening.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Good morning, my Berkshire friends. 

Today, we share news that a small horse was killed and dragged from his Hinsdale stall by a bear; the authorities haven't seen the bear since it was spotted over the weekend. There's plenty of speculation that the attack was committed by a mountain lion or coyotes, but state wildlife officials are sticking to their bear theory.

In South County, Richmond and West Stockbridge are seeking to hire one person to cover both towns' administrator duties.

Also in South County, we have some good news: The sorry-looking Cottage Street bridge in Great Barrington will be getting fixed. The bad news: It probably won't be happening until 2023.

The Eagle also shares news of a Catholic artifact that'll be touring the Berkshires: It's the heart of St. John Vianney of Ars, France, which arrives April 27 at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge. 

Voters in Lenox will be tasked with deciding the fate of recreational cannabis in town, as well as the future of short-term rentals, which has been targeted by the local B&B and motel business community.

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Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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Local musician Andy Kelly joins Jessica Williamson’s class for young children at the Berkshire Museum for a sing-along on Monday. Kelly had his granddaughter Eve Kelly Harkson in the class. The class meets every Monday at 10 a.m. to learn about natural history, and Kelly joins them every few weeks to liven things up.

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