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“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.” — BETTE DAVIS, American actress (1908-1989)

The Greeting

Monday, July 15, 2019

Good morning, Beat readers. We have a very newsy start to the week, so let's not dillydally. 

A TOTAL LOSS: A devastating fire in Alford leveled a home on Rowe Road on Sunday, all while the homeowner stepped out for 20 minutes to get some gravel.

THAT NOT-SO HOLMESY FEELING: Folks in this relatively quiet Pittsfield neighborhood aren't enjoying the increased traffic, noise and cursing that's stemming from the Holmes Road bridge being cut to one lane of travel.

THE INNER LIFE OF PUPPETS: On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, a Sesame Street puppet maker talks with The Eagle about what brought him to one of the most famous addresses in all of New York City.

SAND IN YOUR SHOES: It doesn't happen around Western Massachusetts too often, but Eagle Street filled up with sand for the annual Beach Party celebration in North Adams on Saturday.

GIVEN THE SACK: Big Y supermarkets are giving the boot to single-use plastic bags a little sooner than expected.

CHAPEL CLOSING: Once given a reprieve, the North Americans Martyrs Chapel on Old State Road, just off Route 8 in Lanesborough, will be closing, the Springfield Diocese recently announced.

GOT AN INSIDE MAN OR WOMAN?: Just in case you don't, the Berkshire Business Insider drops every Sunday. Check it out every week to find out what's going up or down in county commerce.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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People of all ages play in the sand, at the 21st annual Eagle Street Beach in North Adams on Saturday.

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