Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Happy Tuesday, people of the 413! Today is a regular-strength Tuesday, not to be confused with Fat Tuesday, the feast day before the start of Lent.
In today's news, a new Pittsfield Police substation has opened; it's being staff by civilian volunteers with police officer assistance.
A Pittsfield driver, who struck and killed a man sitting in the roadway March 31, says he didn't know that he'd hit a person with his car.
Stockbridge has a new fire chief, after the Select Board voted to offer the job to Becket EMT Vincent Garofoli.
A sawed-off shotgun, drugs and ammo will send a 36-year-old man to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.
Don't forget these other important bits and bytes ...
THIRD PLACE FINISH: Ramblewild takes third in a national USA Today poll on aerial adventure parks.
DU BOIS HONORED: The thinker W.E.B. Du Bois will have Monument Valley Regional Middle School renamed in his honor; residents at town meeting Monday approved the renaming but not without hot debate.
BROOKLYN'S FINEST: No, not the NYPD. It's Brooklyn's Best, a taste of the Big Apple in downtown Pittsfield on North Street.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor