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“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” — JOHN W. GARDNER, American government official (1912-2002)

The Greeting

Monday, July 22, 2019

Good day, sunshines! Today is your Monday; welcome to it! Get ready for some rain today and tomorrow.

We bring you another newsy volume of TheBeat. For starters, there's a story package on social worker Richard Collins, who works with Pittsfield Police to make sure that the needs of people are addressed during emotional times.

The Eagle also speaks with a filmmaker who documented the life of New England Patriot Julian Edelman. 

Berkshire County came in third in the state for the county with the most opioid prescriptions, according to some recently crunched data.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is going to take his shot at unseating longtime U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield.

And the Cheshire highway chief has resigned. Why? The Eagle asks.

That's right: We cover Cheshire; and Hinsdale and Windsor and Sheffield and Otis. If you like them apples, then please renew or subscribe today.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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The News

Holyoke mayor aims to unseat Rep. Neal

BOSTON — Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, who made history when elected at 22 to lead his home city, will try to make history again by challenging a powerful committee chairman and the dean of the … more

Summer fun at Hijinx in Adams

ADAMS — Three-year-old Zandyr Stimpson eagerly took hold of the long brass nozzle of the Indian Water Tank, used to fight wildfires. The North Adams youngster aimed the nozzle at the small … more

Block Dance on its feet again in Hinsdale

HINSDALE — After a four-year hiatus, a popular, footloose community event returns this weekend to entertain residents and visitors.The Hinsdale Block Dance kicks off 5 p.m. Saturday and runs … more

Cheshire highway chief resigns, declines to say why

CHESHIRE — The Select Board has added searching for a new highway superintendent to its summer to-do list. Road boss Blair Crane notified the board in writing, "with a heavy heart," he will … more

The Weather

Berkshire Business Insider

Waste firm wants 14.5% increase in what Dalton customers pay

DALTON — Residents of Dalton will pay more than $4 to toss 30-gallon bags of trash, if the company that runs the town's transfer station has its way.With two weeks left in a three-year … more


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The Landscape

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The Plan

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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The Snap

Yahriliz Fernandez, 6, enjoys the sprinkler during the Westside Community Day event held along Robbins Avenue in Pittsfield on Saturday. Behind her are Dignaly Colon, 7, and Yoshua Fernandez, 8.

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