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    Sudden shock
    Did you lose power during the fast and furious thunderstorm that rolled through the area Sunday evening?
     Yes.
     No.
    (Luigi Militello)
    Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

    A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restaurant sink at his Luke's Bar and Grill on Thursday night. It was the real thing, with diamonds and sapphires and rubies, set in 14-carat white gold, with the Red Sox emblem, a Boston Strong logo and an image of the team's bearded ballplayers. "I was like, geez, it's big. Who would leave this here?" Militello told The Associated Press. "I'm a big Yankee fan. What are the chances of this happening?" Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, July 24

    Thursday, July 24 1:16 a.m.: A burglary is reported at the Wilson Project on Memorial Drive. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Jenn Smith / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Summer assignment: Pittsfield students tackle neighborhood concerns

    PITTSFIELD -- Their assignment is to design a community service project. So earlier this week, a group of 13 rising ninth-graders surveyed a total of 70 community members on Elm and North streets about what they'd like to see change or improve in their neighborhoods. Full Story
    SPORTS
    All-Eagle girls track MVP Wright a point-producing machine

    It was almost a certainty that, if Amanda Wright made it to a high school track this spring, she would win multiple events in a meet. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    Babe Ruth World Series: Trio tuning up together for big show

    PITTSFIELD -- The members of the Berkshire Force pitching staff understand two things as they prepare for this week's Babe Ruth 16 and Under Softball World Series. Full Story
    Dalton placed in state of emergency
    DALTON -- A Dalton neighborhood was ground zero for a violent thunderstorm that ripped through Central and Southern Berkshire County, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power, and possibly sparking two house fires. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Pittsfield: Mosquito spray application scheduled Tuesday

    To reduce the mosquito population and potential for infected mosquitoes which may carry diseases, truck-mounted mosquito spray application is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, in the following areas: Doyle Field; Wahconah Park and King Street; streets on the north side of Elm Street from Elmhurst Avenue to the junction of Williams Street; north side of Williams Street from Elm Street to Leona Full Story
    No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket. Full Story
    (Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
    Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," whose premise is anyone in Hollywood can be linked to the actor. Full Story