Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
Good day, Beat readers! We had a heck of a preliminary election in Pittsfield on Tuesday, in which mayoral hopeful Melissa Mazzeo was the top vote getter with 2,860 votes, and incumbent Linda Tyer receiving 2,571 votes. They'll proceed to a contest for the top city job on Nov. 5 in the general election.
Also, two pairs of candidates for City Council will also advance to the November election, with three other candidates left by the wayside.
Elsewhere in the county ...
SWEET BROOK PROGRESS: An embattled nursing home in Williamstown is making strides on improving staff morale, which is intended to improve care, its attorney says.
NATURAL OR FAKE?: That's what Williamstown officials will have to decide for the future athletic fields at Mount Greylock Regional School.
BOARD HAS NO SAY: The state Department of Environmental Protection says that the Great Barrington Conservation Commission has no business weighing in on a permit for a proposed cannabis farm.
THE SKY WILL BE GREEN: The Greensky Bluegrass is returning to Mass MoCA for the FreshGrass festival.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor