Taconic Renovation
Which option should the Needs Commission vote to forward to the DBA for approval?
 Basic repairs and upgrades
 One- and two-story additions
 New three-story building (leaves gym, aud)
 Completely new school
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$700K deal preserves Undermountain Farm parcel in Lenox

LENOX -- One of South Berkshire's most iconic, scenic properties has been spared from potential high-density development. Under a $700,000 agreement announced on Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague family, owners of Undermountain Farm and Stables, 83 acres of pristine farmland and the 63-acre northern end of Parson's Marsh will be protected for all time as agricultural and open space. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Blotter for Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17

Wednesday, July 16 1:38 a.m.: Police investigate suspicious activity at Rosewood Assisted Living on Onota Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Food, fun and great people highlight Pittsfield's annual Polish Picnic celebration

PITTSFIELD -- John Arasimowicz, the longtime chairman of the Polish Picnic Committee, has an unusual measuring stick when it comes to estimating crowds: kielbasa. Full Story
SPORTS
(Associated Press)
Ortiz passes Yaz as Red Sox rout Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. Full Story
$700K deal preserves Undermountain Farm parcel in Lenox
LENOX -- One of South Berkshire's most iconic, scenic properties has been spared from potential high-density development. Under a $700,000 agreement announced on Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague family, owners of Undermountain Farm and Stables, 83 acres of pristine farmland and the 63-acre northern end of Parson's Marsh will be protected for all time as agricultural and open space. Full Story

 
 
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Full Story
Review: Kitten's debut album is synth heaven

Kitten, "Kitten" (Elektra) The debut album from rising band Kitten will have you purring. The Los Angeles-based group's self-titled release is full of synth pop anthems, dance jams and punk-rock tracks that mesh together seamlessly. Full Story