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    Beer Fest
    Will you attend the Western MA Beer Fest?
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    (Ben Garver)
    Divers search for discarded handgun in Pittsfield's Onota Lake

    PITTSFIELD -- Law enforcement divers scoured Onota Lake on Wednesday in search of a handgun discarded by a local veteran who pondered using it to take his own life. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Aug. 18

    Monday, Aug. 18 6:48 a.m.: Police were called out to Onota Street to investigate an unattended death. 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)
    As football participation rises nationally, many high school coaches in Berkshires see opposite

    For the first time in five years, high school football participation went up in America last year. Keith Thomson wishes that trend extended to his team in Lee. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    New local golf program looks to simplify game

    McMahon's 'Golf 8.5' program will be shown on winter tour
    LENOX -- If you watch all the instruction shows on the Golf Channel or read all the tips in golf publications, you'd think the golf swing was more complicated than sending an astronaut to Mars. Full Story
    Inn at Laurel Lake on the auction block today
    LEE -- The Inn at Laurel Lake, the historic lakeside lodge at the center of a scandal that took down former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis, goes on the public auction block today. 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
    (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.