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Pittsfield Police log for Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28

Saturday, June 27 9:32 a.m.: Police arrest Kevin Yaniel Figueroa-Santos, 24, of North Street, Pittsfield on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Full Story
(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
Net metering caps blacking out solar development in the Berkshires

BOSTON >> While people and businesses that elect to install solar photovoltaic panels do see a benefit from net metering, the utility grid and society in general benefit more. Full Story
(Howard Herman - The Berkshire Eagle)
Bernie Carbo connects in North Adams

1970s Red Sox standout greets fans, meets with SteepleCats
NORTH ADAMS -- The Boston Red Sox may have won three World Series championships since the turn of the century, but it seems as if a team that lost in the Fall Classic is the one that is nearest and dearest to the hearts of baseball fans in New England. Full Story
Josh Garran's pitching leads SteepleCats past Vermont
MONTPELIER, VT. -- When the North Adams SteepleCats walked off of Joe Wolfe Field after scoring 13 runs in a Sunday-night win, manager Mike Armstrong said he was a bit concerned that a blowout win might negatively impact the team the next night. Full Story

Pittsfield rapist sentenced to eight to 12 years
NORTHAMPTON >> Justin A. King wiped his eyes with a tissue as he was sentenced Monday to eight to 12 years in state prison for his role in the 2012 rape of a former University of Massachusetts Amherst student in her dorm room. Full Story