• On the Trail - 07/28/2016 04:05 PM EDT
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    Animal ban
    Do you support a ban on circus animal shows?
      Yes
      No
     
    (Jennifer Huberdeau — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort expansion gets OK from Planning Board

    Developer wants to build 53-room 'guest cottage,'
    LENOX — An ambitious $30 million project to expand, renovate and transform Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort into a prime "mindfulness spa" resort under new ownership has won an endorsement from the Planning Board. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    In the courts ...

    In Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday: Matthew Hosier, 31, of Mohawk Forest Boulevard, North Adams, had charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Mounted force: Horse patrols at work in October Mountain, Pittsfield state parks

    PITTSFIELD — Horses and humans worked together this week, hoofing it through two local state parks to ensure hikers and campers are having a good time.

    Photo Gallery | Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Mass DCR mounted units team up for state park patrols Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Steven Senne — The Associated Press)
    Garoppolo ready for new starring role with Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH >> Jimmy Garoppolo spent the first two years of his NFL career firmly in the background of the Tom Brady Show, a role as the understudy least likely to be used. Full Story
    Garoppolo ready for new starring role with Patriots
    FOXBOROUGH >> Jimmy Garoppolo spent the first two years of his NFL career firmly in the background of the Tom Brady Show, a role as the understudy least likely to be used. Full Story

     
    Berkshire candidate reflects on DNC speech by cousin Michael Bloomberg
    PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield resident and Massachusetts House candidate Michael Bloomberg said he was inspired Wednesday night by the speech given by his famous cousin, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the Democratic National Convention. Full Story