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(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
Rain falls on Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade, but spirits undampened

PITTSFIELD >> With conditions a far cry from the forecasted sunny weather, parade-goers still came out in droves to the nationally regarded Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade. Full Story
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, July 1

Wednesday, July 1 9:02 a.m.: Police arrest Matthew M. Williamson, 31, of North Street, Pittsfield on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Full Story
(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
National Park Service representative tours Eagle Mill; historic tax credits at stake

LEE >> A high-ranking National Park Service official has vowed to expedite a final decision on the Eagle Mill historical preservation plan — crucial to keeping alive the $70 million revitalization proposal. Full Story
(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
McNinch holds off Rabasco to win Pittsfield Independence Day race

Recent Lenox graduate wins by 1 second; Barry top women's finisher
PITTSFIELD >> As the pace truck for the 30th Independence Day 5K Road Race made its final turn from North onto Wahconah Street, Tucker McNinch appeared to have his first victory well in hand. Full Story
Polar Bears Masters win big at Worcester swim meet
All six members of the Pittsfield YMCA Polar Bears Masters Swim Team who traveled to Worcester a week ago Saturday contributed to a first-place finish in the Small Workout Team Division at the Worcesster Area Masters Invitational Swim Meet. Full Story

James Taylor fans plan strategy to get seats at July 4 Tanglewood show
LENOX >> According to the diehards, "It's strategic." By hook or by crook, hundreds — maybe even thousands — among the 18,000 who flooded Tanglewood for James Taylor's Fourth of July show were determined to set up shop at the very front of the lawn. Full Story