Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Good day, Berkshirites. Today is officially May, which means my quarry of choice — the striped bass, also known as a linesider — has returned to the waters of Rhode Island and Cape Cod. I fish for this species in the dark of night, catching them as they feed within casting distance from shore. For the significant others of those who chase stripers like I do, my condolences; likewise, my sympathies if your spouse chases strippers, but that's something entirely different.
In education news, Berkshire Community College's nursing program has achieved its goal of reaccredidation from a higher-ed governing body.
In Pittsfield, a family remembers the best of Chris Puntin, who was killed over the weekend in a hunting accident in Great Barrington.
Also in Great Barrington, family matters will pull away the new principal after his first year at Monument Mountain Regional High School.
Back in Pittsfield, a city man is acquitted of home invasion charges, which would've sent him to prison for 20 years.
In North Adams, the new police chief is ready to take the reins of the Police Department, which he will do formally today.
In Williamstown, a visit by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito comes with praise for the town's leadership in the development of affordable housing.
And please do read these other fine stories before getting on with your busy day ...
IN MEMORY OF MAIA: A Narragansett, R.I., rescue vessel is named after a Berkshire woman who drowned in 2017.
LOOK TO THE FUTURE: A seriously broken-down bridge in Great Barrington will stay closed until 2023.
HARM REDUCTION: The Brien Center will serve as a county anchor for an anti-opioid study and addiction reduction effort.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor