Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
Dear Berkshires, have you ever heard of trypophobia? It's a disorder in which people become afraid when exposed to visual patterns of small holes, such as honeycomb or a spider's eyes. I learned of this malady only recently, when Apple unveiled its latest iPhone. Its backside is pictured below in this AP photo ...
As much as 16 percent of people are affected by trypophobia, which means that most of us can look at the image above with a sense of fascination and wonder, while a handful are freaking out. Sorry!
Moving right along, here's the news:
MADAM AMBASSADOR: From humble beginnings in Pittsfield to the hallowed halls in Washington, D.C., Madeleine Kunin has paved the way for women in every post she's held; on Monday night, she spoke with Eagle Executive Editor Kevin Moran and the public about politics, gender and aging.
CANNABIS CONCERNS: Pittsfield residents who live on Pecks Road are airing some concerns and some applause regarding the potential smell of cannabis, which might accompany some 100,000 square feet of growing space, if a grower's plan is seen through to completion.
A VERY WAYFAIR WELCOME: The internet retail giant that's setting up a call center in Pittsfield will hold a grand opening in early October.
EVERYBODY KNOWS ONE: Is a friend or family member a bad parent? If The Eagle Facebook page is to be believed, there are hundreds of them in the county. You know who they are: Send them this handy link, so they can begin their education.
TRIAL SET TO COMMENCE: A Pittsfield man facing a murder charge will stand before a jury soon, and prosecutors will have to present their case without a key witness.
The news business ain't what it used to be: No more cigarette smoke plumes in the newsroom (we're probably better off); no more bourbon in the lower desk drawer (that we know of); no more full page ad after full page ad for Macy's, England Bros. or, heck, even the Berkshire Mall (they seem to exist only in megabits and pixels now).
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