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“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.” — AMBROSE BIERCE, American author (born in 1842, disappeared in 1914)

 


The Greeting

CAROLINE BONNIVIER SNYDER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
A small plane performs tricks during the Berkshire Bike N Fly event at the Great Barrington Airport on Sunday.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Good afternoon, Berkshirites. It's finally feeling like summer out there.  Today is a good day to get outside, tackle some yardwork or even take a dip in one our county's many scenic lakes.  

If you're taking the family to Windsor Lake in North Adams, be aware that lifeguards are no longer duty.  The city-paid positions were eliminated due to budget cuts. 

A Dalton family has a new home thanks to the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. More than 40 residents and Berkshire officials gathered at the recently constructed home to welcome Courtney McArdle to her new neighborhood.

Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of Norman Rockwell, was in Stockbridge on Sunday to talk about her work on a reissue of the book, "Norman Rockwell: My Adventures as an Illustrator, The Definitive Edition."

A Dalton man is recovering from injuries suffered in a Friday crash that left  seven fellow motorcyclists dead in northern New Hampshire.

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Very best,

Jimmy Nesbitt
Berkshire Eagle deputy managing editor 


 
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The News

Mother 'grateful' for Habitat for Humanity - and a house she can call home

DALTON — From the moment Courtney McArdle gave birth to her daughter in February 2012, she has dreamed of owning a home to raise her family in. On Saturday, two years and 4,800 volunteer-hours … more

In wake of 2018 toxic algae bloom, panel wants Stockbridge Bowl monitored

STOCKBRIDGE — A Board of Health subcommittee studying last summer's toxic algae bloom on Stockbridge Bowl is seeking Select Board approval for lake monitoring to help prevent another outbreak … more

Safety concerns in North Adams after budget cuts eliminate city-paid lifeguards at Windsor Lake

NORTH ADAMS — A popular area for swimming in the summer no longer has lifeguards because of budget cuts.The decision to eliminate city-paid lifeguards at Windsor Lake was criticized by members … more

Norman Rockwell's granddaughter talks about researching 'the man behind the hype'

STOCKBRIDGE — Abigail Rockwell was determined to paint a more accurate portrait of her grandfather than the public knew.The granddaughter of American illustrator Norman Rockwell says she was … more

The Weather


Obituaries

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Berkshire Business Insider

With support from Lever, Williamstown-based Valt is protecting passwords

NORTH ADAMS — Brent Heeringa is an academic with entrepreneurial experience, a tenured professor of computer science at Williams College who has helped start two Boston-based companies. Three … more


The Poll


The Learning

School panel, 2 select boards to pick from 6 applicants for vacated School Committee seat

WILLIAMSTOWN — When the Mount Greylock School Committee meets with the select boards of Williamstown and Lanesborough on Monday, they will have to choose a new member of the School Committee … more

How are we doing?

We'd love your feedback on the newsletter. Email your thoughts and suggestions to nhoffenberg@berkshireeagle.com.


The Landscape

Bascom Lodge: Dinner with a spectacular view

Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock offers "food with altitude."Like its patrons, staff and supplies must travel up the long and winding road to the 3,491 foot summit to Massachusetts' highest peak, … more

Contemporary, feisty flamenco

BECKET — Irene Rodriguez performs her own melding of flamenco, Afro-Cuban rhythm and contemporary movement, with live musicians on saxophone, percussion, bass and guitar.An internationally … more

The Plan

Berkshire Calendar: Check out what's happening today, tomorrow and this weekend!

 

 
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The Snap

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
A water lily grows in Fountain Pond State Park in Great Barrington on Wednesday.

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