Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Good morning, dear Berkshires. Last night, under the cover of darkness, a mother raccoon and her kits successfully evaded my traps, feasting on corn cobs and lobster remains. My wife and I caught several of the varmints last year, as they've made their home just a few feet from our chickens. Where do I release them? That's classified.
In today's Beat, we bring you more on the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Pittsfield.
We have also learned that a beloved tree at The Mount is no more; the sugar maple had to be taken down for public safety reasons. It was old and falling apart.
What would Fourth of July be without some bagpipes? Thankfully, the Berkshire Highlanders will be kilting their way along the Pittsfield parade route Thursday.
North County has a cool place to cool off, now that splash pad at Noel Field is set to open for some chill fun.
Ever been driving down the Pike in Lee and think to yourself, "Man, I need some medical-grade cannabis to consume responsibly when I am at home, later, not driving, not in a public place and not in the presence of children. For my glaucoma." I never have those thoughts, but for those who do, they'll be happy to learn that a new cannabis retailer is opening right off the exit.
When was the last time you asked for an estimate at the doctor's office? What about a nice discount? Read on, and find out if it's prudent.
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