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    Big Y plans to build gas station /express store next to Pittsfield location

    PITTSFIELD -- Big Y's partnership with the owner of a convenience store chain could lead to a second "Big Y Express" opening next to its supermarket on West Street. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    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
    LOCAL NEWS
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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
    SPORTS
    (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
    LOCAL SPORTS
    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

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    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
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    111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

    TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Full Story
    (John Minchillo/AP)
    Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well. Full Story
    (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, file)
    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.