Syrian strike
Should the U.S. extend its fight against ISIS into Syria?
 Yes.
 No.
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Students, faculty learn ropes on first day of school

Students, teachers and yellow buses were all in motion Wednesday morning as the first wave of Berkshire County public schools officially began the 2014-15 school year. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Aug. 25

Monday, Aug. 25 12:11 a.m.: Police receive a report of an unwanted subject at the Wood Brothers Building on North Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
V&V buys liquor license from rival North Adams retailer

NORTH ADAMS -- Vins et Viandes has reached an agreement to purchase the off-premise liquor license of River Street Package Store, its parent company First Hartford Realty Corp. "We will be asking for a transfer of the license from his location to ours," said Neil Ellis, president of First Hartford. Full Story
SPORTS
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Hopes high for MCLA teams entering fall sports season

NORTH ADAMS -- The fall college sports season begins this weekend for the MCLA Trailblazers. Full Story
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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

SYDNEY (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all. Full Story
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Review: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new consoles

If you followed all the offseason NFL headlines — concussions, racial slurs, bullying, domestic violence — you'd think the league was in serious trouble. Full Story