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Thought for the day 

“The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life.

It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history.”

President Woodrow Wilson  (1856-1924)


The Greeting

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Charlynn Rand, 19, shares a moment with her daughter, Adeline, 3, after graduating from the Pittsifield Adult Learning Center on Thursday.

Friday, June 14, 2019

"I'm glad it's Friday,"  a  coworker said as he passed me in the hallway this morning. Aren't we all ... except, of course, those of us who have to work through the weekend. 

Speaking of things to be glad about, music lovers will certainly be singing a happy tune about the latest news out of latest news out of Tanglewood. A four-day event will be held later this month to roll out the new Linde Center for Music and Learning.  

In Pittsfield, the city's Resource Recovery Committee has tabled talks on a proposed ordiance for a new trash collection plan. 

Congrats are in order for the 48 new graduates of the William Stickney Pittsfield Adult Learning Center, who received their diplomas during a commencement ceremony Thursday at Taconic High School.

And be sure to check out Larry Parnass' latest report from the road on the Berkshire Mall owner's troubled empire. This story takes readers to Mason City, Iowa. 

Visit berkshireeagle.com regularly to keep up with what's happening in your community. If you like what you see, get a digital-plus-Sunday subscription. It's a bargain. 

Very best,

Jimmy Nesbitt,
Berkshire Eagle deputy managing editor 


 
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The News

Can youth build better relationships? 'Respectfully,' yes, says Lt. Gov. Polito

PITTSFIELD — In an effort to reach youths with messages about building positive relationships, state and local officials have decided to meet them where they live: social media.The messages are … more

Pittsfield City Council committee tables trash talk

PITTSFIELD — It's been more than a year since city councilors began overhauling the city's trash system, yet a solid plan still eludes city officials. The city's Resource Recovery Committee … more

For PALC grads, a change in outlooks - and lives

PITTSFIELD — Nineteen years old and caring for a 3-year-old daughter, Charlynn Rand wanted what her childhood friends had — a high school diploma.After watching those friends graduate … more

A mall ‘save’ advances in ‘River City’

MASON CITY, Iowa — Two decades ago, Jean Thompson left her hometown here in north-central Iowa for a new life in Texas. A tragedy brought her back. more

The Weather


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The Landscape

Vocalist Chiara Izzi gives jazz weekend an international touch

LEE — It was the kind of award, and meeting, that can change a life's trajectory. In 2011, Chiara Izzi won the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition for singers under 35 at the Montreux Jazz … more

At Jacob's Pillow, the future beckons

BECKET — Another season at Jacob's Pillow— the third Pamela Tatge has put together in the four years since being named to succeed Ella Baff as the dance center's director in the winter of … more

The Plan

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The Snap

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined a roundtable discussion at office of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington for the local launch of Polito's "Respectfully" campaign, a statewide public awareness and prevention initiative promoting healthy relationships among middle and high school students.

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