Syrian strike
Should the U.S. extend its fight against ISIS into Syria?
 Yes.
 No.
(Jenn Smith / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Students, faculty learn ropes on first day of school

Students, teachers and yellow buses were all in motion Wednesday morning as the first wave of Berkshire County public schools officially began the 2014-15 school year. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Aug. 25

Monday, Aug. 25 12:11 a.m.: Police receive a report of an unwanted subject at the Wood Brothers Building on North Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
V&V buys liquor license from rival North Adams retailer

NORTH ADAMS -- Vins et Viandes has reached an agreement to purchase the off-premise liquor license of River Street Package Store, its parent company First Hartford Realty Corp. "We will be asking for a transfer of the license from his location to ours," said Neil Ellis, president of First Hartford. Full Story
SPORTS
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Hopes high for MCLA teams entering fall sports season

NORTH ADAMS -- The fall college sports season begins this weekend for the MCLA Trailblazers. Full Story
Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign

WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so. Full Story
(Ida Mae Astute/AP)
Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. Full Story