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Thought of the day 

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

GEORGE ELIOT, English novelist (1819-1880)

The Greeting

Pittsfield City Hall, lit to celebrate LGBTQ Pride, is one of several buildings that will be lit by Berkshire Lightscapes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Happy hump day, Berkshire County.  Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts today, because rain and cooler air are expected to put a damper on any outdoor plans tomorrow.

Downtown Pittsfield is a little brighter now, thanks to a decorative lighting project funded by Berkshire Lightscapes. 

The Pittsfield City Council approved a $166.6 million budget request for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday night. 

Friends and family of a former Sheffield resident who died in an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash in March are raising money to fund a fellowship that would improve health care in poor countries. 

In North Adams, a water main that burst on Monday has been repaired, but crews are still working to repair the damage it caused on Main Street. 

State Sen. Adam Hinds,  D-Pittsfield, was recently honored by the Berkshire Community Action Council with its Community Hero Award. 

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Very best,

Jimmy Nesbitt,
Berkshire Eagle deputy managing editor 

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The News

Project enables downtown Pittsfield to be seen in a whole new light

PITTSFIELD — City Hall can now don colors for every occasion, and a time-honored marquee is again casting light on North Street.Currently, the pillars of the city's marquee building blaze … more

Pittsfield City Council approves $166.6M budget request

PITTSFIELD — The City Council approved $166.6 million in spending for the coming fiscal year during its regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting. The spending plan passed 8-3, with councilors Kevin … more

Mount Greylock Regional School Committee seeks to fill vacant seat

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee and its two member towns are embarking on a new procedure to fill a vacancy on the committee. Joe Bergeron, former committee … more

Fellowship would reflect plane crash victim's drive to improve global health care

SHEFFIELD — At 24, Samya Stumo already had done a lot to disrupt the status quo in global health, those who knew her say.But Stumo still was striving toward lofty ideals when she died in an … more

BCAC presents Community Hero Award to state Sen. Adam Hinds

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Community Action Council has honored state Sen. Adam Hinds with its Community Hero Award.Hinds, D-Pittsfield, was chosen for his efforts to boost rural areas and … more

North Adams water main fixed, but 100 feet of Main St. road now need repair

NORTH ADAMS — The water main that burst on Monday is repaired, but city crews were working on Main Street again on Tuesday fixing the damage left behind.About 100 feet of road will have to be … more

The Weather


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The Poll

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The Landscape

Moist pork skewers start with country-style ribs

For grilled pork skewers that were moist and flavorful, we turned to boneless country-style ribs, which are quick-cooking and tender, yet have enough fat to keep them from drying out.The flavorful … more

Grilled avocados give chicken salad a smoky depth

We set out to create a fresh, bright chicken salad inspired by the flavors of Mexico.A simple tequila-lime mixture boosted the chicken's flavor both in a quick marinade before cooking and, when … more

The Plan

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The Snap

Bill Daligian, who has had a plot at the Canoe Meadows community garden for around 18 years, plants his variety of tomatoes in the ground.

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