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Update: Pittsfield shooting victim in intensive care; suspect in custody

PITTSFIELD - One teenager is in intensive care and another is in custody following a shooting Monday near the intersection of Tyler and First streets, according to Pittsfield Police. Full Story
Pittsfield Police Log for Friday, Aug. 15 - Sunday, Aug. 17

Friday, Aug. 15 1:55 a.m.: Resident on First Street reports an unwanted person. Full Story
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Lenox, Stockbridge face $800K suit in 2012 death of man struck by tree

The family of a Sudbury man who died after a rotted tree fell on him as he returned to his car on Richmond Mountain Road following a nighttime Tanglewood concert is seeking $800,000 in a negligence claim against the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge. Full Story
(Gillian Jones)
High school football notes: Taconic coach wouldn't mind more time for padded practices

If Taconic football coach Jim Ziter had his way, Tuesday would have been the second day of padded practice. Full Story
High school football season starts Monday in Berkshires with first workouts

The echo of a coach's whistle and the grunts and groans of players running sprints are returning to your local practice field, as today is the first day of high school football practice at high schools all over Berkshire County and the state of Massachusetts. Full Story
Berkshire County jobless rate ticks up in July
Unemployment figures for July are up slightly in Berkshire County areas, while the statewide unemployment rate also ticked up a bit during the same period. Full Story

Senior Bulletin Board

Elder Services of Berkshire County Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, grocery shopping, companionship, laundry service, money management, supportive housing, health insurance counseling (SHINE), caregiver services, Long Term Care Ombudsman Full Story
86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife. Full Story
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NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show.