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Thought for the day 

“The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.” — BELVA ANN BENNETT LOCKWOOD, American social reformer (1830-1917)

The Greeting

Corbin Rougeau, 4, splashes in the pool at Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield on Thursday.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Happy Friday, Berkshire County. Downtown is a-buzzin' this morning in North Adams, where I live, as organizers of the Solid Sound music festival are gearing up for the three-day event. I was barely able to get my cup of morning joe from Tunnel City Coffee at Mass MoCA, where parking  spots will be at a premium all weekend long. 

Good news for those who like to take their kiddos for a summer dip in Windsor Lake. After some blowback, the mayor is restoring funding for lifeguards at the popular swimming area. 

Two suspects in the Asiyanna Jones killing are facing fresh indicments, while charges were dropped against a third defendant in the case. 

And despite opposition from neighbors, the Proprietor's Lodge in Pittsfield has been given the green light to sell alcohol outdoors at special events. 

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Very best,

Jimmy Nesbitt
Berkshire Eagle deputy managing editor 

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The News

Solid Soundcheck: Mass MoCA, North Adams prepares for one big 'house party'

NORTH ADAMS — Solid Sound returns to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend, bringing with it throngs of music lovers — and a jolt to the local economy."We're … more

Funding restored for lifeguards at Windsor Lake

NORTH ADAMS — It looks like there will be city lifeguards posted at Windsor Lake this summer after all.Facing an unexpected storm of opposition, Mayor Thomas Bernard backed away from his … more

Woman claims sexual assaults by former Lee priest

PITTSFIELD — Katherine Finn Diaz waited decades to tell her story of Catholic clergy abuse. Then she could delay no longer. Diaz says that when she was a high school sophomore in Berkshire … more

Proprietor's Lodge gets green light for alcohol at outdoor functions

PITTSFIELD — Proprietor's Lodge has been given the go-ahead to entertain and serve alcohol outdoors for special events overlooking Pontoosuc Lake.Over neighborhood opposition, the city's … more

2 suspects face fresh indictments in Asiyanna Jones killing

PITTSFIELD — A Berkshire grand jury has handed down new indictments against two people in the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.Carey Pilot and Gary Linen were both indicted … more

The Weather


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Berkshire Business Insider

Berkshires staycation: The Plunkett Lake 'love shack'

HINSDALE — This modern lakefront guest suite in Hinsdale is small but has a spacious vibe with cathedral ceilings and lake-facing windows. A complimentary canoe is available, and access to the … more

The Poll

The Learning

Recess | Things to do this week: Celebrate Downstreet Art, be amazed by Jungle Jim, join Camp StepUp!

Meet ...
The Family Center Preschool Art Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. today (June 25) at The Born Learning Trail at Joe Wolfe Field, near 210 State St., North Adams. This free playgroup is designed for … more

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The Landscape

Williamstown Theatre Festival re-examines an American classic

WILLIAMSTOWN — How does one approach mounting a production of a much beloved and celebrated work that has become an enduring American classic? In the case of Lorraine Hansberry's iconic play, … more

Emotions run high in one-act Poulenc opera at Whitney Center for the Arts

PITTSFIELD — Chamber opera returns to the Whitney Center for the Arts Friday with the first of three weekend performances of the one-act solo opera "La voix humaine (The Human Voice)" by … more

The Plan

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


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The Snap

More than 100 vintage and antique cars, including this 1967 Volkswagen bus, were on display at a car show behind Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs on Maple Street in Hinsdale on Thursday.

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