Catholic inclusion
Should the Catholic Church amend its doctrine to be more inclusive of the LGBT community?
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Hundreds happily take part in 26th annual Construct Walk for the Homeless

GREAT BARRINGTON -- With the exuberance of youth, Grant Scherling, 16, of Norfolk, Conn., was the first person to finish the 26th annual Construct Walk for the Homeless.

"Yeah, I ran it," he said. Hard to believe, as Scherling wasn't even winded when he got to the finish line of the 4-mile event, located at the offices of Construct, Inc. The starting line was at Ski Butternut.

Photo Gallery | 26th annual walk for Construct Inc.

Video | 26th annual Construct Walk for Homelessness

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POLICE LOG
PIttsfield Police Log for Thursday, Oct. 17

Thursday, Oct. 17 1:49 a.m.: An emergency medical call is received from Sadler Avenue. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Hundreds turn out for Paws for Possibilities walk to aid Riverbrook

STOCKBRIDGE -- Coco Chanel has a knack for putting people at ease.

Since arriving two years ago, the 5-year-old chocolate Newfoundland been best furry friend to women living at Riverbrook, an all-female residence for those with developmental disabilities. Coco's owner, Abbey Hanley, knew her canine companion was destined to become a therapy dog at Riverbrook after the pet's first visit there.

Photo Gallery | Paws for Possibilities Walk for Riverbrook Residence

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SPORTS
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Harriet Cuyler wins her division at the Head of the Charles regatta

Fourteen times, Harriet Cuyler of Pittsfield has put her single scull into the Charles River to compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta. Full Story
'Thanksgiving Angels' seeking help to provide nearly 6,000 holiday meals to area needy
PITTSFIELD -- A baker's dozen of local churches and community groups expect to provide thousands of needy people with a Thanksgiving dinner next month.

The 13 faith-based groups of the "Thanksgiving Angels" program are seeking monetary and food donations that will provide meals for an estimated 1,400 families -- roughly between 5,000 and 6,000 men, women and children, according to organizers.  Full Story

 
 
Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. Full Story
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On the road to find the world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other. Full Story
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Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.