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“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” — MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, French philosopher (1533-1592)

The Greeting

Friday, July 12, 2019

Good morning, Berkshirites. You know it's going to be a warm one when you can feel the heat building before 9 a.m.  Stay cool out there!

The three-day manhunt for an escaped inmate ended Thursday when police found him in a home not far from Berkshire Medical Center, where he overpowered a sheriff's deputy and fled on Monday.

A North Adams woman nearly lost her life in a beating at the hands of her husband, police allege.

A Dalton building inspector's decision to not allow a couple to move into their newly renovated home might get overturned by a state panel.

Selling $40 of crack to undercover officers has landed a man in jail for two years.

Twelve eager souls have thrown their hats in the ring to be the next leader of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.

And The Eagle and the Berkshire Museum are teaming up to bring three climate experts to the area for a look at the state of the environment.

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Noah Hoffenberg
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The News

Escaped inmate Harry Chandler apprehended in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — They spent three days — and three sleepless nights — searching for Harry Chandler, and they pursued "hundreds" of tips.On Thursday, officers got the tip they were … more

State appeals board sends blessings to Dalton couple

DALTON — A plan shaped Thursday appears likely to lift the cloud that hangs over a high-stakes historic renovation in Dalton. The owners of the former Grace Episcopal Church at 785 Main St. say … more

Two years in jail for Pittsfield man who sold $40 of crack

PITTSFIELD — A city man was sentenced to two years in jail Thursday for selling $40 of crack cocaine to undercover officers in 2017. Adalberto Santana, 47, showed little reaction as a jury … more

12 applicants vie to be next Adams-Cheshire Regional School District superintendent

CHESHIRE — The search for a new Adams-Cheshire Regional School District superintendent will kick into high gear next week when a subcommittee begins its review of the 12 applicants for the … more

Woman skips arraignment on charge of misleading police in Jones slaying; warrant issued

PITTSFIELD — An arrest warrant has been issued for a city woman after she failed to appear for her arraignment on charges connected to the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.Dayanlee … more

Climate science panelists to tackle state of the environment

PITTSFIELD — Three experts in climate change will talk about the state of the planet and how to take action on a community level, during an event hosted this month by The Berkshire Eagle and … more

North Adams woman fighting for life after assault; husband charged

NORTH ADAMS — A North Adams woman suffered life-threatening injuries early Thursday when she was allegedly assaulted by her husband, authorities said.Her husband, Michael A. Cook Sr., of Chase … more

Memorial reportedly in the works for 'Ball Four' author, former Yankee Jim Bouton

GREAT BARRINGTON — A memorial service for Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitching star and author, will be announced in the coming weeks, according to a close family friend.For now, … more

Pittsfield police investigate shooting on Tyler Street

PITTSFIELD — Police are investigating a shooting late Thursday evening, according to Pittsfield Police Lt. Gary Traversa. more

The Weather


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The Landscape

Berkshire Theatre Group opens a toy box and out pops 'The Skin of Our Teeth'

STOCKBRIDGE — How do you direct a comedy about the history of mankind as seen through the life of a mid-20th century New Jersey family who survive the Ice Age in the first act, the Flood (by … more

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The Snap

During Casey Carle’s Bubble Mania show at the Lenox Library, Carle gets help from David Rimmler, 8, with a huge bubble tube.

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