Gun permit
Should local police chiefs have the ability to deny gun permits?
 Yes.
 No.
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$700K deal set to preserve Undermountain Farm parcel in Lenox

LENOX -- One of South Berkshire's most iconic, scenic properties has been spared from potential high-density development. Under a $700,000 agreement announced on Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague family, owners of Undermountain Farm and Stables, 83 acres of pristine farmland and the 63-acre northern end of Parson's Marsh will be protected for all time as agricultural and open space. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Blotter for Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17

Wednesday, July 16 1:38 a.m.: Police investigate suspicious activity at Rosewood Assisted Living on Onota Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Food, fun and great people highlight Pittsfield's annual Polish Picnic celebration

PITTSFIELD -- John Arasimowicz, the longtime chairman of the Polish Picnic Committee, has an unusual measuring stick when it comes to estimating crowds: kielbasa. Full Story
SPORTS
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Ortiz passes Yaz as Red Sox rout Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. Full Story
(Derik Holtmann/AP)
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Full Story
(Jack English/AP)
Review: Allen casts a limp spell in 'Magic'

Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. Full Story
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See Photo: Beyonce denies divorce rumors via Instagram

Singers posts photo of her and Jay Z with their daughter, trying to end speculation that her marriage will end after summer tour.