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“Modo et modo non habebant modum.” (By and by never comes.) — ST. AUGUSTINE (A.D. 354-A.D. 430)

The Greeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Good morning, Berkshires. Eagle master journalist and weather maven Clarence Fanto is back with another weather story, wherein the humidity is described so accurately that you're going to feel your clothes sticking to your body.

In other news, we have these stories ...

BODY FOUND IN PERU: The remains of a woman were found by loggers in Peru on Tuesday, and the authorities are waiting for test results to confirm her identification. 

TRUMP TALK IN THE 413: Read here to find out if Berkshirites were shocked by the president's recent racist tweets.

TURNED SELF IN: A woman wanted in connection with the shooting death of Asiyanna Jones in 2017 turned herself in to police after missing a court date.

RICHMOND LAND PRESERVED: An effort between public and nonprofit entities has saved hundreds of acres in this Berkshires hamlet.

WELCOME TO PITTSFIELD: A downtown ambassador program that puts visitors in direct contact with greeters is being hailed as a win by interested parties.

GROWING BUSINESS: These brothers can help you grow it, and then they'll help you smoke it or vape it or whatever else you want to do with it.  You know what it is.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The News

Ambassadors give downtown Pittsfield a leg up

PITTSFIELD — "Ma'am, you don't have to pay for parking right now," Nolan Pratt called across North Street one recent evening, throwing his voice through cupped hands.The woman on the other side … more

In Berkshires, Trump's tweets met with furor, backing — and a measure of concern

Berkshire County residents and officials are not surprised by racist rhetoric that President Donald Trump used this week in suggesting that four Democratic … more

ID awaited after woman's body found in Peru woods by loggers

PERU — State and local police are working to identify a body found Tuesday morning in a "heavily wooded area" near Curtin Road and to determine whether it is the woman who went missing from her … more

Woman sought in connection with 2017 Pittsfield fatal shooting turns herself in

PITTSFIELD — A woman accused of lying to police investigating the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones is being held without bail after she turned herself in Tuesday morning on a … more

Preservation project 30 years in the making adds hundreds of acres to Hollow Fields reserve

RICHMOND — A scenic 342-acre forested preserve adjoining the New York state line is now protected forever, thanks to a joint $375,000 fundraising campaign by the town, Richmond Land Trust and … more

Bridge replacement work begins on vital trucking route between Lee, Lenox Dale

LEE — A $2.8 million replacement bridge vital to a commercial development along the Lee-Lenox border is taking shape over the Housatonic River.The Massachusetts Department of Transportation … more

Dawn of new ID for longstanding Berkshires nonprofit

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Children and Families has lasted for 130 years by evolving with the times, say members of its leadership.And that's what the nonprofit is doing now, leaders say, as they … more

The Weather

Remnants of tropical cyclone to usher in hot weather

Call it a "taste of the Tropics," or more likely, a huge gulp. After a mellow summer-weather season combined with a three-week dry spell, forecasters are eyeing the remnants of tropical storm Barry, … more

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The Landscape

Andris Nelsons leads an earthbound Verdi Requiem at Tanglewood

LENOX — If, as the old wisdom has it, Verdi's Requiem is his greatest opera, a temptation is to treat it as opera. Tanglewood seemed to go in the opposite direction in the Boston Symphony … more

Too hot to cook? Just make pasta salad ...

We're headed into the dog days of summer ... temperatures this weekend are predicted to be near 90 degrees. In that type of heat, no one wants to heat up their house by using the oven and even … more

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The Snap

Dancers with Ice Dance International rehearse for their Berkshire County debut at Jacob’s Pillow for their performance. From left are Matej Silecky, Liz Schmidt, Sinead Kerr, and Alper Ucar. The synthetic ice covers most of Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage covering an area that is is just over 34.5 feet deep by 37.5 feet wide.

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