Rising rates
Should utility companies be able to substantially spike rates?
 Yes
 No
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North Adams candlelight vigil held for those touched by drug addiction

NORTH ADAMS -- As a recovering addict, Michelle Slater knows about the long road to recovery.

She told her story at Tuesday's second annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing, Remembrance and Recovery at Noel Field. Full Story

POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Sept. 29

Monday, Sept. 29 12:15 a.m.: An assault is reported at Convenience Plus on Linden Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Pittsfield forum on youth and gang violence draws nearly 150 to Conte Community School

PITTSFIELD -- More than a month after a youth gang-related daytime shooting elicited an outcry against violence in the city, people are coming together to propose and discuss solutions. Full Story
SPORTS
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With switch from football to soccer, Wilbon becomes asset for Mount Everett boys

Eagles qualify for W. Mass. tourney with 4-0 win over St. Joe
SHEFFIELD -- The St. Joseph boys soccer team had already lost twice to Mount Everett this year, and Crusaders coach Rick Kovacs said the Eagles were going to have to make it three in a row without their big weapon from those other two games. Full Story
Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi, local firms back Tennessee Gas Pipeline project
PITTSFIELD - Unlike a number of local officials in Berkshire County, Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi has spoken out in favor of a proposed Tennessee Gas expansion project, contending that increasing natural gas supplies is vital to the region's economy. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
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
(AP)
Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. Full Story
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Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.