Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
Good morning, people of the 413.
In a forum Monday night, mayoral candidates assailed the incumbent on two of Pittsfield's most visible problems — poor road conditions, and crime and violence.
A West Side neighborhood in Pittsfield might see an exodus of neighbors who are tired of the shooting, fearful that they could become the next victim.
School merger talks are picking up pace in Southern Berkshire, and might result in a co-joined Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire district.
Gruff, gaga, glittery: Those are just a few of the adjectives that reviewer Andrew Pincus throws at us in his essay on "Don Pasquale," now at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.
And Pincus also bids a "hail and farewell" to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which played its final show of the season.
Just for a moment, imagine there's no Eagle in print or digital forms (sung to this song by John Lennon). Here's just a few things you wouldn't know about:
♦ A town treasurer who allegedly stole thousands of taxpayer dollars;
♦ A city cop who retired with a full load of benefits, even after displaying poor or questionable judgment on the job in a number of instances;
♦ A megcorporation that's trying to ditch its responsibilities to Berkshire County after dumping its toxic sludge into our water;
♦ The dozens of bridges in the county that are crumbling and deficient;
♦ How incarcerated Berkshire women don't get a fair shake when it comes to staying close to home while locked up;
♦ And that dozens of works of art were sold off to finance a pie-in-the-sky plan devised by a museum director with a track record of failure.
Those, friends, are just a few examples of news stories that might not have been brought out into the light of day had The Eagle not been there. We were there, however, and to continue our work, we need your help.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor