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    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
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    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
    North Adams man gets probation after admitting to drug charges
    PITTSFIELD -- A North Adams man was placed on a year's probation on Tuesday after pleading guilty to several drug charges. 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
    Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. Full Story
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    NYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved "Today Show" weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. Full Story
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    Johnny Depp to star with daughter in 'Yoga Hosers'

    The actor's 15-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose, will assume her first lead role in the comic book film.