Rising rates
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Spring Lawn developers launch financing campaign for high-end hotel

LENOX -- Plans to develop the historic Spring Lawn property into an 95-room, high-end resort hotel are back on track, with developers launching a financing campaign for the $15 million to $20 million project.

Photo Gallery | Spring Lawn Mansion Full Story

POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log

Tuesday, Sept. 30 12:11 a.m.: Suspicious activity is reported at West and Merriam streets. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Pittsfield Kiwanis aim to annually honor veterans with Park of Honor

PITTSFIELD -- Imagine a sweeping display of 300 full-sized U.S. flags encircling Park Square in honor of local veterans. Full Story
SPORTS
(Stephanie Zollshan)
Lee volleyball falls to perennial W. Mass. power Frontier

LEE -- The Frontier Regional girls have been to high school volleyball what the Lee girls had been to high school basketball. Full Story
Big Y cleared for tobacco sales at planned convenience store in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD -- Big Y markets received a tobacco sales license Wednesday for a planned convenience store next to the chain's supermarket on West Street, but the outcome before the Board of Health seemed uncertain through most of a two-hour debate on the application. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Religion in Brief

Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Please consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc. Full Story
Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge. Full Story
(John Carucci/AP)
Taymor puts 'Spider-Man' behind her with new movie

TORONTO (AP) — Moving on from the debacle that was "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Julie Taymor has gone back to an old friend — Shakespeare. Full Story
(Greg Gayne / FX)
Charlie Sheen allegedly pulls knife on dentist

Former 'Two and a Half Men’ actor was supposedly on cocaine and didn’t want nitrous oxide during dental visit.