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    Youth violence
    What do you think will be most effective in deterring youth and gang violence in Pittsfield?
     Tougher penalties.
     More after school/youth programs.
     Better parenting.
     All of the above.
    (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Summer deluges wash out, close part of Berry Pond Circuit Road

    PITTSFIELD -- A popular, rustic camping area usually filled with hearty campers on Labor Day weekend is closed and will remain off limits for the rest of the year. Full Story
    Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Aug. 25

    Monday, Aug. 25 12:11 a.m.: Police receive a report of an unwanted subject at the Wood Brothers Building on North Street. Full Story
    V&V buys liquor license from rival North Adams retailer

    NORTH ADAMS -- Vins et Viandes has reached an agreement to purchase the off-premise liquor license of River Street Package Store, its parent company First Hartford Realty Corp. "We will be asking for a transfer of the license from his location to ours," said Neil Ellis, president of First Hartford. Full Story
    (Richard Lord / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    Scott Berliner wins NENY PGA Stroke Play Championship at Wahconah CC

    DALTON -- When three-time defending champion Scott Berliner bolted to a five-shot lead in the Northeast New York PGA Stroke Play Championship, it was easy to assume that Tuesday's final round at Wahconah Country Club would be more of a coronation than a competition. Full Story
    State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Full Story
    Jasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pleading guilty to a single charge, a former Jasper Johns assistant told a federal judge Wednesday that he transported works of art stolen from the pop artist's Connecticut studio over state lines. Full Story