Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
Happy Friday and a happy Labor Day to you and yours. Labor Day is the holiday that honors those who worked before us and were crushed under the wheels of industry. At least, that's how we celebrate it in Ashfield.
In the real news, we have these stories ...
TRAIL OF CHEERS: Cheshire will offer up camping space to thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
IN THE OTHER WESTERN MASS.: The Valley Flyer, a train that connects Greenfield to New Haven, Conn., begins its inaugural run in a two-year pilot program; the Flyer must hit certain ridership benchmarks to become permanent.
FIREHOUSE CLEANUP: A Great Barrington firehouse will need remediation work, but who pays for it is being ironed out.
HIGH BIDS: Bids for work at West Side Riverway Park came in at double what was expected, slowing progress. The city of Pittsfield hopes the park will serve as a common backyard for a neighborhood plagued by violence, most recently with a fatal shooting on Sunday.
PASTORAL NETWORK: Sandisfield will see broadband in about two years, after a roughly 10-year wait.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor