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    Back to School
    Have you completed your back-to-school shopping yet?
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    (Stephanie Zollshan / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    WordXWord storytellers: Sculpting with sentences

    PITTSFIELD -- The trials, tribulations and joys of life, love and art were on full display as the WordXWord Festival brought flesh-and-blood art to Berkshire Museum on Friday. Full Story
    Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Wednesday 2:30 a.m.: Missing person reported at Austin Avenue home. Name placed on file. Full Story
    Park Street construction moves along, frustrations mount

    ADAMS -- The full force of Park Street's overhaul has hit business owners and commuters, but officials say the project is moving along as planned. Full Story
    (Matthew Sprague / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    Parity could reign in girls soccer in both North, South divisions

    Both Drury and Hoosac Valley high schools come into the girls soccer season with new coaches. Full Story
    St. Joe students fit in well in Drury football program

    NORTH ADAMS -- St. Joseph senior Nate Stump wears a purple St. Joseph wristband at practice to show that he is still a Crusader at heart, even though his football jersey says Drury. Full Story
    1Berkshire announces Trendsetter Award finalists
    PITTSFIELD -- 1Berkshire, the county’s leading economic development organization, has announced the finalists for the 2014 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. Full Story

    Religion in Brief

    Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Please consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc. Full Story
    Woman tackles man fleeing police, then taunts him

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother. Full Story
    Man fatally shot backstage at California concert

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 38-year-old man has died after being shot multiple times during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley music venue. Full Story
    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”