Thursday, May 2, 2019
Dear Beat readers, I'm wondering: If you're a fan of TheBeat, does that make you a Beat-nik? I say an enthusiastic "Yes!"
Bad news on the Hoffenberg homefront ... we've got a burst pipe in our basement, and it looks like it's been leaking for a while (I'm basing that soley on the size and quantity of the fungi now growing on our floor beams).
So, I've got to run back home to play plumber. But before I take off, here's a wrapup on today's news:
SEX ABUSE AT SWEET BROOK: The first cases of reported abuse were bad; these are worse. The embattled nursing home now has been cited in a new federal report, and it highlights repeated and ongoing incidents of sexual assault by people suffering from dementia.
ONE-MAN CRIME WAVE: Those aren't our words; rather, it's a Superior Court judge speaking about a defendant.
ATHLETES AMONG US: The champions took their marks Wednesday during the 40th Special Olympics Monument Games, having fun and building meaningful relationships.
MCAS PROBLEM: The Pittsfield School Committee is taking aim at an MCAS test question that encouraged students to put themselves in the mind of a slave owner.
MORE VEGGIES FOR MANY FORKS: Many Forks Farm lands a $4,070 grant to help with its drainage and sustainability efforts in Clarksburg.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Suzanne Merritt, president of Lenox Fit, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Small Business Owner of the Year for Massachusetts.
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Correction: Maia Stanton, of Great Barrington and New Marlborough, died in 2015. The year of her death was incorrect in Wednesday’s Beat.