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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
Pittsfield Police Log for Thursday, Oct. 17

Thursday, Oct. 17 1:49 a.m.: An emergency medical call is received from Sadler Avenue. Full Story
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Hundreds turn out for Paws for Possibilities walk to aid Riverbrook

STOCKBRIDGE -- Coco Chanel has a knack for putting people at ease.

Since arriving two years ago, the 5-year-old chocolate Newfoundland been best furry friend to women living at Riverbrook, an all-female residence for those with developmental disabilities. Coco's owner, Abbey Hanley, knew her canine companion was destined to become a therapy dog at Riverbrook after the pet's first visit there.

Photo Gallery | Paws for Possibilities Walk for Riverbrook Residence

Video | Paws for Possibilities Walk

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(Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
Four Berkshire County golfers will play in MIAA D-II state meet

Defending team champ Drury ties with Greylock for third
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Drury golf coach Don Dagnoli said his team's performance in Monday's Western Massachusetts Division II golf tournament at Taconic Golf Club didn't catch him off guard. Full Story
Monday's high schools: Monument boys soccer qualifies for Western Mass.

Spartans win 4-0 at Hoosac; D-III golfers miss out on qualifying for states
CHESHIRE >> It took Monument Mountain's boys soccer team 65 minutes to finally break through Hoosac Valley's defense on Monday. Full Story
Pittsfield's food establishments: 77% pass Health Department's 2014 inspections
PITTSFIELD >> Diners ought to feel confident about the food they're served in the city — at least 77 percent of the time. Full Story

Senior Bulletin Board

Elder Services of Berkshire County Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, grocery shopping, companionship, laundry service, money management, supportive housing, health insurance counseling (SHINE), caregiver services, Long Term Care Ombudsman 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
Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. Full Story