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Wait on Walmart shifts to another retailer

Though retailing behemoth Walmart is no longer interested in one of Pittsfield's prime development sites, an application bearing its name and logo has begun to work its way through City Hall. The company's name appears on page after page of the documents delivered this week - 12 sets in all. A revi

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-17 01:27:18

Oldies but Goodies Rock 'n' Roll Show to benefit Pittsfield's Fourth of July Parade

PITTSFIELD - Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Johnny Cash live on at Reid Middle School this weekend. The American music legends' hit tunes from the '60s and '70s are among the featured songs at the annual Oldies but Goodies Rock 'n' Roll Show to benefit the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade. Th

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-16 22:00:20

2 years after Pittsfield killing, suspect facing charges

PITTSFIELD - Close to two years after James Dominguez III was found dead on the street from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, the man accused of killing him is facing charges in Superior Court. James Lee Cromartie, 31, of Pittsfield, was arraigned Monday in Berkshire Superior Court, before J

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-18 01:57:18

Jennifer Tyne confirmed as Pittsfield District Court judge

BOSTON -- Jennifer Tyne has been confirmed by the Governor's Council as an associate justice in Pittsfield District Court. The Governor's Council voted 8-0 Wednesday to approve Tyne's nomination. Tyne, of Pittsfield, had most recently worked as the district court supervisor for the Committee for Pub


6 families open homes, hearts to take in 8 children on National Adoption Day

Adrian, 2, and Natalia, 1, sign their paperwork with the help of Judge Joan McMenemy as their new adoptive brothers Luke, 12, left, and Kolby, 15, look on along with their dad, Tony Bleau, at Berkshire Juvenile Court in Pittsfield on Friday - National Adoption Day. Kolby Bleau, 15, carries his ne

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-18 01:06:19

Our Opinion: City's chance to revisit business park's future

The Eagle, like many in Pittsfield who were skeptical of the plan to put a Walmart Supercenter in the William Stanley Business Park, decided to reserve judgment until the retail behemoth produced a final plan. This week, we learned that Walmart has dropped out of the project, opting instead to rema

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-17 22:12:18

Letter: Program launched for senior citizens

The Pittsfield Senior Center is reactivating the "Are You OK" Program. The purpose of this program is to maintain daily contact with seniors who would benefit from a daily telephone call to check on their current health status. A list is currently being formed. If you are aware of any senior citizen

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-17 21:27:19

Adam Hinds: A new social contract on public safety

PITTSFIELD - The Massachusetts Senate recently passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. It aims to improve public safety while reducing the size and cost of the prison system. More importantly, the bill is an opportunity for a new social contract related to public safety. I started a pr

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-17 21:09:20

Volunteers needed for tax preparation

WAHOO - Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties is looking for volunteers to assist with its tax preparation program. The tax preparation program provides income tax preparing and filing services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families at no cost. The target audie

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2017-11-17 20:49:00

Thege gets marker at cemetery near Prague

PRAGUE - The family of WWII Veteran Edward O. Thege now has a permanent place in Saunders County to pay respects to the man who gave his life fighting in the Philippines in 1944. Thege was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army Air Forces and died Nov. 13, 1944 from wounds suffered in action the week pr

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2017-11-17 06:45:00

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Like many small towns, Lennox Valley marked seasons of the year with special events. The county fair marked the end of summer in my hometown, while the annual turkey shoot served as a reminder that winter chills would soon fill the air. Thanksgiving was traditionally a quiet day for Valley residents


Board of Supervisors Meeting Notice

NOTICE OF MEETING Board of Supervisors Notice is hereby given that the Saunders County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the OLD DISTRICT COURTROOM, 3rd Floor of Courthouse, 433 N. Chestnut Street, Wahoo, NE, which meeting will be open to the attendance of th

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2017-11-16 14:00:00

Flashing signs added to Chestnut plans

WAHOO - The plans for the intersection of Chestnut and Fifth Streets will be adjusted and a flashing beacon will be added for the pedestrian crosswalk. Just two weeks after deciding that a traffic light was no longer wanted at that intersection, the Wahoo City Council and Mayor took up the discussio

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2017-11-16 07:00:00

New bank design unveiled at groundbreaking

WAHOO - In just under a year since a fire destroyed the two-story building in downtown Wahoo, Wahoo State Bank unveiled the future of its downtown presence at a groundbreaking Tuesday. Bank President Greg Hohl said there was a momentary thought about moving to a new location and building a new bank


VFW kicks off 55th annual drive

WAHOO - Once again preparations are beginning for the annual VFW Christmas drive. Drive Coordinators Lorraine Syverson and Jason and Michelle Libal are anxiously awaiting the Dec. 23 delivery of toys and food to those who need a little helping hand this holiday season. This is the 55th year for the


Former clerk pleads 'not guilty'

PLATTSMOUTH - A Waverly woman charged with embezzling funds pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Monday morning in Cass County District Court, according to the Cass County Attorney's office. Ginger Neuhart appeared in court on charges related to alleged embezzlement of funds from the Vil

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2017-11-16 12:15:00

Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Gadget Daddy: Buying an iPhone X? Buy the protection too

That OLED screen on the new $1,000 Apple iPhone X is something to behold. Until it hits the pavement. Two companies had different viewpoints on the same screen this week. The good: Displaymate, which does exhaustive evaluations of monitors, smartphones and watch screens, designated the iPhone X disp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:58:57

'There's a world out there'

About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exporting for local companies not yet participating in international markets. LAKELAND - About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 02:23:57

Lakeland commissioners review Munn Park multi-monument draft resolution

LAKELAND - Commissioners reviewed a draft resolution today that would keep the Confederate statue in Munn Park and authorize the city staff to produce a new master plan for the city's center square. The resolution would require this master plan to preserve the Confederate Monument in Munn Park, erec

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 15:52:09