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    Annoying Black Bears
    Are black bears a nuisance in your neighborhood?
     Yes
     No
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Pittsfield's food establishments: 77% pass Health Department's 2014 inspections

    2014 inspections: Health officials cited 23 percent of food establishments No. 1 issue: Most violations concern measures to curb food-borne illness
    PITTSFIELD >> Diners ought to feel confident about the food they're served in the city — at least 77 percent of the time. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Oct. 17-19

    Friday, Oct. 17 6:34 a.m.: An emergency medical call is received from Livingston Avenue. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (BERKSHIRE EAGLE FILE)
    Berkshire communities seek changes to EPA's Rest of River cleanup plan

    Group of six Berkshire communities raises concerns about impact of $613 million Housatonic River project
    The six communities that have banded together to alter the Environmental Protection Agency's current Housatonic River PCB removal plan are strongly urging the agency to protect Pittsfield and five towns downstream from any damage caused by the project. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Peter Southwick — AP FILE Photo)
    Berkshires have had a mound presence in World Series

    Five area products fondly recall pitching in Fall Classic
    When the game of baseball was invented many years ago, someone decided it would be a good idea to elevate the pitcher's mound in the center of the infield diamond. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Eagle file)
    Berkshires have had a mound presence in World Series

    Five area products fondly recall pitching in Fall Classic
    When the game of baseball was invented many years ago, someone decided it would be a good idea to elevate the pitcher's mound in the center of the infield diamond. Full Story
    Berkshire communities seek changes to EPA's Rest of River cleanup plan
    The six communities that have banded together to alter the Environmental Protection Agency's current Housatonic River PCB removal plan are strongly urging the agency to protect Pittsfield and five towns downstream from any damage caused by the project. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Berkshire Taconic Foundation: McLaughlin-Wilson fund reaches $1M in scholarships

    SHEFFIELD >> Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation says the McLaughlin-Wilson Scholarship Fund has given a total of $1 million since its 1994 inception. Full Story
    Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
    (Craig Ruttle/AP)
    Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers. Full Story