Storm Central
How storm ready is your household?
 We have a stocked emergency kit.
 We have the basics.
 Not prepared at all.
(Ben Garver / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Monsoon season? Berkshires hit by another series of thunderstorms

A triple-whammy of severe thunderstorms with 60 mile-an-hour winds and flooding downpours swept through most areas of Berkshire County on Monday in what some are calling an unprecedented "monsoon season."

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POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log, July 25-27

Friday, July 25 9:50 a.m.: Police arrest Kayf Chris Devaughn, 21, of South Onota Street, on a warrant. Full Story
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(Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Tanglewood legend Leonard Bernstein honored with bronze bust

LENOX -- As a tribute to one of Tanglewood's most prominent guiding spirits for 50 years, a bronze bust of the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein was unveiled Monday at Tanglewood. Full Story
SPORTS
(Gillian Jones)
A show of Force in final tune-up for Babe Ruth Softball World Series

PITTSFIELD -- The only lack of power at the Doyle Softball Complex on Monday night was from the weather-related outage. Full Story
Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey. Full Story
(Andy Kropa/Andy Kropa /Invision/AP)
Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Full Story
(Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.