NARH bids
It appears BMC was the only company to place a bid on the former NARH. Is this good or bad for health care in North County?
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Celebrating 40 fairs at the Adams Agricultural Fair

At the Adams Agricultural Fair, bright blue ribbons are handed out for the best baked goods; farm kids triumphantly accept trophies for their superior animals and spectators cheer on their favorite oxen teams. 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
(Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Artsbridge closes culture gap between Israeli, Palestinian and American students

WILLIAMSTOWN -- You look at her, and the woman looks back at you. Her eyes are beautiful, swirled with hazel and green, but her brows are furrowed in anger, in anguish. Full Story
SPORTS
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Ortiz’s HR not enough against Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Four Suns’ pitchers sparkle in West’s All-Star win

Berkshire Eagle Staff BROCKTON -- Four Pittsfield Suns pitchers threw 3 1/3 innings of shutout baseball as the West Division beat the East 4-1 in the Futures League All-Star Game Thursday night. Full Story
Lenox taps Springfield-area educator as new Morris Elementary principal
LENOX -- Following a quick-step search for a new principal of Morris Elementary School, interim Superintendent Timothy Lee has announced the appointment of Carolyn J. Boyce, former principal of the Butterfield School in the town of Orange district. 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
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Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story
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'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. Full Story