Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Good day, Berkshire County. I hear a lawnmower going outside, so it must be true springtime again. I apologize for the snowy weather of the past couple of days. You also should know that The Eagle did not cause the weather; we merely report it.
In Lenox news, the use of the slur "tranny" in a high school production of "Shrek" is spurring some frank community talk on equity, safety and justice.
In North County news, the Beacon Recovery Community Center has opened, with an aim to save lives being marred by substance use disorder.
Also in the north, McCann Technical School students raked in some medals at the annual Skills USA competition, a showcase of the nation's best and brightest vocational students.
If town meetings and elections are your bag, then head on over to our Spring 2019 town meeting and election webpage. It's jammed with all the motions and emotions you can handle.
Third Thursdays are back in Pittsfield. Check out this story for the plan.
And a group of Bay State lawmakers are pushing to have a rail line that connects Boston, Greenfield and North Adams.
Please visit berkshireeagle.com every day to know what's happening in your community. While there, treat yourself to a digital+Sunday package.
Berkshire Eagle online editor
Correction: In Tuesday's Beat, the entry on the proposed Berkshire Flyer should have stated that it would connect New York City and Pittsfield.