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“An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.” — AUTHOR UNKNOWN

The Greeting

Friday, July 19, 2019

Dearest Berkshires, today is Friday. Make sure not to fry in the swelter this weekend. Stay hydrated; stick to shady and cool places; and watch family and friends for signs of heat stroke. If you or a friend need it, cooling centers will be open across the county in an effort to keep residents cool during this weekend's heat spell.

And now, to the news ...

At Jacob's Pillow in Becket, the dance institution is aiming to tackle inclusion head-on, after a patron — a woman of color — was subjected to two incidents of racial discrimination. 

The Sheffield farmer who's partnered with Theory Wellness is ready to begin putting cannabis plants in the ground outdoors as soon as this week.

Broadlawn Farm in Adams is bouncing back, thanks to help of friends, neighbors and volunteers.

Cheshire is looking at getting some tent sites set up for Appalachian Trail hikers at the former elementary school.

A new citizens police panel in Pittsfield has elected its leadership.

And, up in Bennington, Vt., a naked man paid the town a visit the other day. Nope. Not illegal. But it was a shocker that resulted in some calls to police.

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Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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GET TICKETS HERE: 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 the Berkshire Museum. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, climate scientist Kim Cobb and City as Living Laboratory Director Olivia Georgia will participate in a panel discussion July 25 at South Congregational Church.

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Guitarist Michael Farina, 13, warms up with his band group in the former American Legion during the Rock On 2019 workshop at Berkshire Music School on Thursday.

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