Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
Happy Friday, people. Today is the gateway to your weekend and some free time (unless you're scheduled to work on Saturday and Sunday). Enjoy your time off!
Meanwhile, in the news ...
Legislation that would end thoroughbred horse racing in the commonwealth has stalled on Beacon Hill, giving proponents and opponents in Great Barrington more time to weigh in; representatives from Suffolk Downs racecourse have been eyeing the town fairgrounds for a resurgence of racing and betting.
A former counselor at Camp Greylock for Boys has been arrested on sex crime charges, and an ESPN special will detail how this one-time Olympian allegedly molested dozens of young men and boys, from his time at the camp in the late 1970s and at the several jobs he's held since then.
The town of Adams is awash in angry rhetoric, as factions clash over whether the Mother Town will be welcoming to new residents who might be challenged financially or have disabilties.
It's a turf war of sorts, as the subject of artificial turf has spurred some dividing lines in Williamstown.
Cheshire won't be without a road boss for long, as town leaders have appointed an interim leader to the post.
And a North Adams man has found himself tangled up in the justice system, after he was caught in possession of hundreds of baggies of heroin and rock cocaine.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor