Flu Shot
Will you get the flu shot this year?
 Yes
 No
 I never do.
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FreshGrass finds its jam at Mass MoCA

NORTH ADAMS -- The septet under the tall blue tent at Sunday's FreshGrass Festival was playing a lively version of the Grateful Dead's "Rosa Lee McFall."
Photo Gallery | 2014 FreshGrass Festival at Mass MoCA  
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POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Thursday, Sept. 18

Thursday, Sept. 18 12:18 a.m.: A burglary is investigated on Williamsburg Terrace. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Cathedral in the Night offers low-key spiritual exploration

PITTSFIELD -- Steven Clark doesn't belong to a church, but he's never lost his faith.

The city resident prays every day, but -- unlike his childhood -- he won't force religion on his 9-year-old son. Full Story

SPORTS
(Matthew Sprague / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
Pittsfield High School girls soccer defeats Wahconah, 2-0

PITTSFIELD -- Trinity Cookis' objectives were clear Monday afternoon at Kirvin Park: find Amanda Wright and get her the soccer ball. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Monday’s high school soccer: McCann Tech boys shut out Commerce

NORTH ADAMS -- Jon Leal and Shane Fuller both scored twice in the first half Monday as the McCann Tech boys soccer team scored all of its goals in the opening 40 minutes of a 5-0 win over Commerce. Full Story
4 Pittsfield men, juvenile, face charges in dispute over alleged $400 theft
PITTSFIELD -- Five city residents, including a father and two of his sons, are facing charges following a dispute over $400, which the defendants claimed the victim had stolen from one of them, police said,. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Berkshire County: Area students earn college degrees

Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington The following local students earned degrees on May 26: Jordan Lome of South Egremont graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in cultural studies and expressive arts. Full Story
Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers. Full Story
(Joan Marcus/AP)
Neil LaBute skewers Hollywood in 'The Money Shot'

NEW YORK (AP) — That old saying about the meek inheriting the Earth doesn't remotely apply to the cutthroat world of Hollywood filmmaking, where an obsession with youth, beauty and shock value may generally top most artistic concerns. Full Story
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Emma Watson delivers powerful speech on feminism

The 'Harry Potter' actress questions why women's rights has become so polarizing in a United Nations Speech in New York over the weekend.