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“Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.” — LOUIS PASTEUR, French scientist (1822-1895)

The Greeting

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Good morning, Beat fans! Word was that a frost was possible overnight. How did you and your garden fare? We covered all of our delicate plantings up here at the Ashfield bureau, so here's hoping that they survived (I haven't checked yet).

In the news ...

RACE IS ON: The candidates for mayor of Pittsfield are upping their game as they close in on the November general election. 

YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE: Great Barrington residents are none too pleased about a main bridge in town being closed for repairs.

NEW BUSINESS: An aerospace company is planning on setting up shop in Pittsfield.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: A Select Board member and fire chief — the same man — is in hot water for allegedly violating state conflict of interest laws, a state panel has ruled.

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Noah Hoffenberg 
Berkshire Eagle online editor 

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The News

Pittsfield's 12 schools unify codes of conduct

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield Public Schools spent years aligning its curriculum so students would have a consistent education from kindergarten through senior year in high school.Yet, when it came … more

Tyer plans to double down as Mazzeo reaches for more votes in Pittsfield mayoral race

PITTSFIELD — Mayoral candidates are making plays for more votes as the first phase of the city's election season winds to a close. Challenger and Councilor at Large Melissa Mazzeo announced … more

East side residents in Great Barrington air concerns about property, closed bridge

GREAT BARRINGTON — One said they'd like to see a single lane of a closed bridge opened to ease traffic hassles on the east side of town.Another wants to see a home that for years has had junk … more

Students throughout Berkshires will join in Climate Strike calls for action

Aviva Skoblow and her fellow Pittsfield High School students want to be heard on the subject of climate change.So, at 10:15 a.m. Friday, they will take to the front steps of the school on East Street … more

Mayor’s office: Aerospace test facility set to move to Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — A Denver-based company is planning to launch a space environment test facility in the city, according to a news release from the office of Mayor Linda Tyer. more

Lenox schools chief outlines goals for new academic year

LENOX — Renewed emphasis on social and emotional learning. Inclusiveness. Student safety. Enhanced communication, and engagement with families and the community.These are the among the major … more

The Weather


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Berkshire Business Insider

Berkshire Staycation: Mixing 19th century with modern luxury

STOCKBRIDGE — Luxury and 19th-century architecture meet at the Taggert House. The "grand estate" is a five-minute walk to Stockbridge and rests on 3 acres of manicured landscape along the … more

The Poll

The Landscape

Throwback theater nights serve up nostalgia with your popcorn

If you're somebody who has watched even a little TV in, say, the last 25 years, there's a good chance you've seen "Friends." Since the show's Sept. 22, 1994, debut on NBC, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Joey, … more

'Hamilton' spoof coming to Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y — The North American tour of the musical comedy parody "Spamilton: An American Parody" is coming to the GE Theatre at Proctors, Oct. 15-Nov. 2. The show arrives on the heels of … more

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The Plan

4 events not to miss this week, Sept. 15-21

It's Apple Squeeze time!Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands and performers as Lenox celebrates the apple harvest at the 40th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze. The two-day fall … more
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The Snap

The Wahconah boys soccer team defeated Hoosac Valley 8-0 on Wednesday.

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