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“Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?” — WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, English author (born this date in 1811, died 1863)


The Greeting

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
A juvenile black bear walks through the front yard of a home on Frenier Avenue in Williamstown on Friday. According to MassWildlife, black bears spend more time in residential areas when they find food there. Bears that have become accustomed to bird seed, trash, and pet food, are likely to cause damage and become a nuisance. Removal of food sources and other attractants is key to preventing problems with bears.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Good day, Berkshire friends. Have you noticed how everything is wet? Yes, that's a New England summer, and word is that it's only going to get warmer.

In the news, we bring you these stories ...

A new study says that, by 2050, the Berkshire weather will consist of more heat and humidity. Our Clarence Fanto explains.

In a related story, The Eagle is bringing in three climate experts to talk about the state of the environment, for the latest installment of our Conversation Series.

Eagle correspondent Charles Xu has just wrapped up his third Beat podcast, in which he delves into messy local politics in two Berkshire communities.

Danielle Fillio has begun her new position as town administrator in Richmond, which likely will be a very different experience than her time in Stockbridge.

The body found in a forested area of Peru has been identified as Jacqueline "Jackie" Coutinho, who disappeared May 15 from her sister's home in Hinsdale.

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Noah Hoffenberg
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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
A juvenile bald eagle takes off from a perch on a white pine near its nest overlooking Onota Lake in Pittsfield on Monday. The nest has two young eagles this year.

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