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Local News
New Marlborough residents to vote on whether to prohibit or limit types of marijuana businesses
NEW MARLBOROUGH After fending off a large marijuana-growing operation that tried to land here last year, residents and town officials are sifting through options for regulating marijuana
Feb 19 11:54PM BerkEagle Local News

Pittsfield arson suspect held without bail after pleading not guilty to 4 counts
PITTSFIELD A city man accused of setting a series of house fires last September before attempting to flee to Canada made his first appearance in Superior Court on Tuesday to deny those
Feb 19 11:15PM BerkEagle Local News

Center at Lenox retail complex owner seeks ZBA approval on proposal for more buildings, new businesses
LENOX A proposed redevelopment project in the Center at Lenox retail complex is in the works, including rehabilitation of the existing, long-vacant Price Chopper building, two potential new
Feb 19 11:09PM BerkEagle Local News

National News
Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S.
Feb 20 10:01AM AP

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.
Feb 20 9:50AM AP

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hit in Switzerland
BERLIN (AP) Swiss police say a 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort.
Feb 20 9:42AM AP

The Forbidden City Offers a Rare Nighttime Glimpse of China's Imperial Past
The Beijing palace and temple complex opened its doors to the public at night for the first time since 1925, giving visitors the chance to see it bathed in electric light.
Feb 20 9:29AM NYTimes - Asia Pacific

Local Features
Pittsfield Prospers Initiative holding launch gathering
PITTSFIELD Pittsfield Prospers Initiative will hold the launch ceremony for its position image campaign from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.
Feb 18 3:18PM BE Business

Our Opinion: Green New Deal needs a tighter focus
The Democratic Party, reflecting the fractious coalition of special interest groups that comprises it, has often managed to make an art form out of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The most
Feb 19 9:51PM BE Editorial

Letter: Find better store to replace Big Y
To the editor:A recent letter writer's statement that Big Y in Adams had high prices was the truth. And what did they really have to offer? Convenience for a lot of people, but surprising its
Feb 19 10:06PM BE Letters

Letter: Impressed with care given by Sweetbrook
To the editor:This is a long overdue response to The Eagle's Jan. 6 article regarding the Sweetbrook Nursing Care facility. As the spouse of a recently deceased resident of Sweetbrook's Davis Unit, I
Feb 19 10:03PM BE Letters

Regional News
SAD 58 board facing critical decisions
Enrollment is declining and costs are increasing for the four-town district. . The post SAD 58 board facing critical decisions appeared first on Lewiston Sun Journal.
Feb 15 3:27AM Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine Arts Commission commits $75,000 to Lewiston-Auburn
The Maine Arts Commission announced Tuesday that it is committing $75,000 in cultural development funding to the Lewiston/Auburn Metro Chamber of Commerce. The money will be distributed over three years and will allow the chamber, LA Arts, and Arts and Culture LA to develop public art programs and policies in the Twin Cities. .
Feb 20 4:31AM Lewiston Sun Journal

Community Sources
Postcards: A Pint-Sized Geography Lesson
Discover faraway places by both sending and receiving postcards through Postcrossing. It's free to sign up, you just pay for the postcard & postage.
Feb 19 2:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Bits & Bytes: 'Animals of the North'; 'Haydn Seek' at Saint James Place; neuroscience lecture at Simon's Rock; 'ESCAPE' art talk; 'Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism'
Three Haydn string quartets, including his Joke Quartet, will provide an evening of ambiguous beginnings and fake-out endings, mismatched dialogues between instruments, misunderstandings, musical pratfalls, pretend memory lapses, and digressions.
Feb 20 2:17AM Berkshire Edge

Topics Beyond News
US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars
DETROIT (AP) America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress.
Feb 19 8:56PM AP

The Aftermath review - forbidden love lost in the postwar fog
Keira Knightley plays a lonely military wife who falls for a German widower in a tragi-romantic drama set uneasily amid Hamburg's smouldering ruins Suite Franaise meets Lady Chatterley in this hammy and preposterous 1940s romantic drama set in the aftermath of the second world war, the aftermath alluding also to the consequences of matching tragedies in the lovers' personal lives. Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgrd and Jason Clarke give honest performances, directed confidently enough by James Kent, working from Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse's adaptation of the 2013 bestseller by Rhidian Brook. There are some nice enough moments.
Feb 18 10:00PM Guardian-Film

EXCLUSIVE: Giorgio Armani on Coed Show, Re-branding and Emporio Armani Caff and Ristoranti
The designer says 2019 "began well on all fronts" and that Armani/Casa "is the piece of the puzzle that completes my vision of what it means to be a designer.
Feb 20 5:01AM WWD-Fashion

Norway's stunning marvel of engineering
Visitors from all over Europe come to drive it
Feb 20 9:19PM BBC Travel

OGarden Smart grows fresh veggies year-round in your house
This curious rotating garden boasts automatic watering and space for up to 90 plants at any given time.
Feb 18 11:00AM Gardening from

AP PHOTOS: Where pro- and anti-Brexit forces collide
LONDON (AP) Few issues in recent years have generated the passion in Britain that the Brexit situation has, and the colorful debate has spilled over from Parliament to the grounds outside, traditionally a marketplace for ideas, protests and rallies.
Feb 20 8:21AM AP

Officials: Arizona will miss US deadline for key water plan
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.
Feb 20 12:20AM AP

Trump Pushes Ahead With 'Space Force' Despite Hurdles
It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift -Trump had stated that he wanted a Space Force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.
Feb 19 6:29PM NPR-Space