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    Music Conflict
    The Music in Common org. has been planning to bring students from the Israel-Palestine region to the Berkshires. Should this continue?
     Yes
     No
    (Stephanie Zollshan / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Pittsfield bans tobacco use at parks, playgrounds

    Youth-focused regulations to take effect Sept. 15
    PITTSFIELD -- Following a public hearing that attracted mostly supportive comments, the Board of Health on Wednesday adopted sweeping new anti-tobacco use regulations, focusing on preventing youth smoking. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Wednesday, July 23

    Wednesday, July 23 2:01 a.m.: Police receive a report of a burglar alarm at Deidre’s Special Day on South Street. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Artsbridge closes culture gap between Israeli, Palestinian and American students

    WILLIAMSTOWN -- You look at her, and the woman looks back at you. Her eyes are beautiful, swirled with hazel and green, but her brows are furrowed in anger, in anguish. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Babe Ruth World Series veterans provide leadership for Berkshire Force

    Of the 14 players on the 2014 Berkshire Force roster, 10 of them were not members of the 2013 team that finished fourth in the Babe Ruth 16-under Softball World Series in Wilson, N.C. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    Four Suns’ pitchers sparkle in West’s All-Star win

    Berkshire Eagle Staff BROCKTON -- Four Pittsfield Suns pitchers threw 3 1/3 innings of shutout baseball as the West Division beat the East 4-1 in the Futures League All-Star Game Thursday night. Full Story
    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story
    Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse. Full Story
    (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
    Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

    The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.