Music Conflict
The Music in Common org. has been planning to bring students from the Israel-Palestine region to the Berkshires. Should this continue?
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Pittsfield bans tobacco use at parks, playgrounds

Youth-focused regulations to take effect Sept. 15
PITTSFIELD -- Following a public hearing that attracted mostly supportive comments, the Board of Health on Wednesday adopted sweeping new anti-tobacco use regulations, focusing on preventing youth smoking. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Tuesday, July 22

Tuesday, July 22 7:19 a.m.: Police receive a report of smoke in the area on Faulkner Place. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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New England Log Homes site bioremediation begins

GREAT BARRINGTON -- For years, the New England Log Homes site on Bridge Street was the poster child for truly unlovely parcels of land. Full Story
SPORTS
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Ortiz’s HR not enough against Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Pittsfield South will play for Little League 10-11 state title

Berkshire Eagle Staff WINCHENDON -- One long car ride down and one to go for the Pittsfield South 10-11 year old Little League All-Stars. Full Story
Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Full Story
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.