Annoying Black Bears
Are black bears a nuisance in your neighborhood?
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(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Berkshire communities seek changes to EPA's Rest of River cleanup plan

Group of six Berkshire communities raises concerns about impact of $613 million Housatonic River project
The six communities that have banded together to alter the Environmental Protection Agency's current Housatonic River PCB removal plan are strongly urging the agency to protect Pittsfield and five towns downstream from any damage caused by the project. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Oct. 17-19

Friday, Oct. 17 6:34 a.m.: An emergency medical call is received from Livingston Avenue. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Pittsfield's food establishments: 77% pass Health Department's 2014 inspections

2014 inspections: Health officials cited 23 percent of food establishments No. 1 issue: Most violations concern measures to curb food-borne illness
PITTSFIELD >> Diners ought to feel confident about the food they're served in the city — at least 77 percent of the time. Full Story
SPORTS
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Berkshires have had a mound presence in World Series

Five area products fondly recall pitching in Fall Classic
When the game of baseball was invented many years ago, someone decided it would be a good idea to elevate the pitcher's mound in the center of the infield diamond. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
(Peter Southwick — AP FILE Photo)
Berkshires have had a mound presence in World Series

Five area products fondly recall pitching in Fall Classic
When the game of baseball was invented many years ago, someone decided it would be a good idea to elevate the pitcher's mound in the center of the infield diamond. Full Story
Berkshires resident offers an inside look at the Islamic State Wednesday at MCLA
NORTH ADAMS >> Adam Hinds is no stranger to the actions of the Islamic State, the violent, radical group which recently declared a Islamic caliphate. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
MCLA Day of Service set for Saturday

NORTH ADAMS >> Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a "Day of Service — Fall Edition" will take place on Saturday from 10 a. Full Story
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story