Rising rates
Should utility companies be able to substantially spike rates?
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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
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

 
 
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
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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
Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. Full Story
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Justin Bieber scuffles with photographers in Paris

Selena Gomez’s boyfriend also under fire for dining Kendall Jenner during whirlwind trip to Paris Fashion Week.