Beer Fest
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(Ben Garver/Berkshire Eagle Staff/photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Big Y plans to build gas station /express store next to Pittsfield location

PITTSFIELD -- Big Y's partnership with the owner of a convenience store chain could lead to a second "Big Y Express" opening next to its supermarket on West Street. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Friday, Aug. 15 - Sunday, Aug. 17

Friday, Aug. 15 1:55 a.m.: Resident on First Street reports an unwanted person. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Lenox, Stockbridge face $800K suit in 2012 death of man struck by tree

The family of a Sudbury man who died after a rotted tree fell on him as he returned to his car on Richmond Mountain Road following a nighttime Tanglewood concert is seeking $800,000 in a negligence claim against the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge. Full Story
SPORTS
(Gillian Jones)
High school football notes: Taconic coach wouldn't mind more time for padded practices

If Taconic football coach Jim Ziter had his way, Tuesday would have been the second day of padded practice. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
High school football season starts Monday in Berkshires with first workouts

The echo of a coach's whistle and the grunts and groans of players running sprints are returning to your local practice field, as today is the first day of high school football practice at high schools all over Berkshire County and the state of Massachusetts. Full Story
Pittsfield's Clock Tower building goes on the market
PITTSFIELD -- The Clock Tower Business Park is on the market, along with 50 other properties nationwide that are owned by Digital First Media, parent company of The Berkshire Eagle. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
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
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Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. Full Story
(Dave Allocca/AP)
Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. Full Story
(Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.