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Berkshire County Sheriff's Department debuts mounted unit at Burbank Park

PITTSFIELD -- After more than a year of preparation and training, the Berkshire County Sheriff's mounted officer unit had its maiden public deployment Thursday at Burbank Park at Onota Lake. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, July 9

Wednesday, July 9 2:35 a.m.: Police investigate road conditions at the Pittsfield Family YMCA on North Street. Full Story
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Pittsfield’s North Street, parks receiving a facelift

PITTSFIELD -- Preparations are underway for a $3 million streetscape and pedestrian plaza improvement project on North Street. Full Story
SPORTS
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Suns pitcher Jamin McCann has settled in as the team’s ace

PITTSFIELD -- Jamin McCann is certainly making the most of his first trip north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Full Story
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Sobbing Japanese politician tenders resignation

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese politician who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral resigned Friday. Full Story
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'Brain Games' leads own genre at Nat Geo Channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject of deep investigation. Full Story
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Alec Baldwin to star with Tom Cruise in next 'Mission Impossible'

“The White Queen” star Rebecca Ferguson also will play a villain in the next installment of the popular spy franchise.