New Bishop
Th new bishop will be conducting Mass at St. Joseph's Church on Sunday. Will you attend?
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(Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Discover Tyler Street: On a journey of discovery

PITTSFIELD -- Music, gaiety and a general fair atmosphere prevailed Thursday at Discover Tyler Street, but the subtext was no joke: Organizers sought to bolster the health of the city’s off-North Street business community. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, Aug. 27

Wednesday, Aug. 27 6:03 a.m.: Police investigate a past shoplifting at Price Chopper on Hubbard Avenue. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Cultural exchange: Pakistani journalists visit U.S., spend time in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD -- Imagine being only the second female journalist where you live, or being a young college student and having your good friends kidnapped and killed because they were protesting for basic human rights. Imagine being only the second female journalist where you live, or being a young college student and having your good friends kidnapped and killed because they were protesting for basic human rights. Full Story
SPORTS
(Matthew Sprague / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
Greylock's Wiseman is medalist, but Lenox golfers top Mounties in season opener

LENOX -- Lucy Schwartz had momentum on her side early in Thursday's high school golf season opener. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
High school football: News, notes from Berkshire County media night

PITTSFIELD -- Football coaches and team captains from Monument Mountain, Pittsfield, Taconic, Drury, Mount Greylock and Wahconah assembled at Pittsfield High School for the annual Berkshire County media night on Thursday. Full Story
Update: Ex-Lee police chief made off with $52,000 from charity toy fund, prosecutors say
PITTSFIELD - Former Lee police chief Joseph Buffis is facing new federal charges for allegedly pocketing more than $50,000 meant for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Pittsfield: Adult Learning Center announces registration for free classes

Individuals age 16 or older who want to prepare for the HiSET high school equivalency exam (formerly GED), earn an Adult Diploma, learn or improve English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), or work on basic skills in reading, writing and math, can register for free classes at the Adult Learning Center. Full Story
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. Full Story
Fire destroys house on late author Clancy's estate

HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the Maryland estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. Full Story