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    New school year begins as thousands of youngsters return to the classroom

    Yellow buses, walking students are back on the road
    From the flood of photos on Facebook feeds to fleets of yellow buses returning to local roads, the signs are undeniable that back-to-school season is in full swing around Berkshire County.

    Photo Gallery | Back to School 2015

    Video | First day of school at Morningside in Pittsfield Full Story

    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log

    Tuesday, Sept. 1 7:11 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at Berkshire Bank on West Housatonic Street. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Photos by Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Backpacks stuffed full with supplies go to 500 young Berkshire students

    Local businesses, volunteers make first day of school easier for 500 young students
    PITTSFIELD — It began when Ashley Sulock spotted an online advertisement seeking donations of school supplies for local children in need.

    Photo Gallery | Volunteers pack school supplies at The Eagle Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Monument Mountain boys soccer roster is strong in size

    Many of the 50-plus prospective players are Spartan legacies
    GREAT BARRINGTON -- When Monument Mountain boys soccer coach Matt Naventi peers out on his practice field, he sees 50 players trying to make the Spartan varsity team. Full Story