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Thought for the day 

“The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves.” — JAMES A. GARFIELD, 20th president of the United States (1831-1881)

The Greeting

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

Rawr! It's Friday, people, which means it's time to unleash your inner tiger! Find out what's happening this weekend for some fun

In the news, we have reported these stories ...

A Springfield man, accused of driving while high and crashing into the car of a popular Berkshire DJ and killing him, has indicated that he will plead guilty to the charges.

Pioneering Ambassador Madeleine May Kunin, Vermont's first woman governor, will headline the next Eagle Conversation Series event.

Lilac Park in Lenox will benefit from a donation that will help build a pavilion at the site, which is much beloved by the donors.

And don't forget to test your mental skills at a new trivia night event co-sponsored by The Eagle and Bright Ideas Brewing on North Adams.

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Noah Hoffenberg 
Berkshire Eagle online editor 

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The News

Lawyer indicates man charged in 2017 fatal Windsor crash to plead guilty to OUI vehicular homicide

PITTSFIELD — A Springfield man who was allegedly high behind the wheel when he caused a fatal crash in 2017 is expected to plead guilty in the case later this month.According to court … more

From Pittsfield grad to ambassador to Switzerland

Berkshire Eagle staffAn international ambassador. A professor. A writer. Madeleine May Kunin, the first woman governor of Vermont, is returning to Pittsfield, Mass.Returning? Yes, as Kunin is a … more

Conflicting witness accounts in Alltown robbery case

PITTSFIELD — A city man accused of robbing a Tyler Street market in July had a cash bail set for him Tuesday, after questions were raised whether witnesses identified the correct suspect.Randy … more

Family's love for Lenox prompts donation for pavilion at Lilac Park

LENOX — Lilac Park, the downtown community gathering place for band concerts, fairs and festivals, will soon have a pavilion to stage a variety of events.To fund the project, the Select Board … more

In Lenox, a monthly Requiem for victims of gun violence in US

LENOX — For the Rev. Michael Tuck, rector of the Episcopal Churches of Lenox, the gun violence epidemic sweeping the nation is sorely testing his faith in humanity, though not his faith in God. … more

Berkshire Eagle events

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The Weather


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Berkshire Business Insider

Mind Your Business | Allen Harris: Getting real about the value of your business

If you're a business owner, your company is more than an entity — it's your baby.
You raised it. You love it. And now, here's some tough love: It's likely an ugly baby. more

The Poll

The Landscape

John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: A rogue with a soul worth watching

'Gentleman Jack' (HBO) One of the reasons masculinity has done so well hanging on so long beyond any point of positive usability is that we all love a rogue, at least in fiction. But it's been a … more

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to start prepping garden for next year

Just as Memorial Day is perceived by many as the first day of summer, so it is that Sept. 1 is considered the unofficial beginning of fall. As such, our frame of mind and our gardening activities … more

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The Plan

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Berkshire Calendar: Check out what's happening today, tomorrow and this weekend!


4 events not to miss this week, Sept. 1-7

Head on down to the Blandford FairFrom every corner, there is something for all ages, including a demolition derby, chili competition, truck pulls, entertainment and more at the 152nd Blandford Fair. … more

The Snap

Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle
Piglets on the race course for the Hot Dog Pig Races at the Columbia County Fair on Monday.

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