Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Happy Wednesday, people. Please do your best to be kind to one another today. I have a feeling we could all use it.
And in the news:
EARLY FALL BLUES: Pontoosuc Lake's bacteria levels are dropping, but officials still urge vigilance amid cyanobacteria blooms that have added toxins to the water.
KNIFE-WAVING AT STRIP MALL: One is in custody after a disturbance involving a large blade at Berkshire Crossing.
SECOND ONLY TO HOUSE CALLS: These medical professionals are taking their health care work on the road.
INCENTIVIZED: Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer is seeking city approval to offer up tax breaks to an aerospace company that's set to move into the Berkshire Innovation Center.
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♦ A town official who allegedly stole thousands of taxpayer dollars;
♦ A city police officer who retired with a full load of benefits, after some questionable decisions on the job;
♦ An industrial company that dumped toxic waste into Berkshire County's water stream;
♦ Deficient county bridges that are crumbling;
♦ How Berkshire women in jail often are separated from their families and legal advisers;
♦ And how an arts leader saw to the selloff of artworks that were designated for the people of Berkshire County.
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Berkshire Eagle online editor