Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Good morning, Berkshirites! Where else in the world — except the jungle — can you do battle with Mother Nature every weekend? Of course, I'm talking about the lawn. My mower is in the shop, and I'm looking at a three-week wait; within the next few days, if I don't get the mower back, I'll need a machete to get to the mailbox.
But, in more important matters, here's the news ...
Two Berkshire legislators met with constituents Monday to address concerns about climate change. The takeaway: Don't hurt the environment while you're trying to save it.
Pickleball is a seemingly harmless game that's like tennis for seniors, and yet it has created quite a stir in Pittsfield, where the City Council has just OK'd spending community preservation dollars for a new court.
A third suspect has been charged in the slaying of a Dalton man in January in Pittsfield.
Florida (the town, of course) can rest easy, now that voters have put rules in place to govern the distribution of cannabis businesses in this mountain hamlet along the Mohawk Trail.
Upon hearing about this story, some will cry: "It must be a slow news day!" But I ask, how often can a city crow about its brand new municipal parking lot? Pittsfield even staffed the lot with parking enforcement personnel to help folks navigate the labyrinth of spaces and a pay-to-park kiosk.
In a story that will make some people feel like they're caught in a time warp, funding for a Greylock Glen project hasn't yet been released by the governor's office.
And the superintendent of the Mount Greylock Regional School District has received positive marks from her bosses.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor