Youth violence
What do you think will be most effective in deterring youth and gang violence in Pittsfield?
 Tougher penalties.
 More after school/youth programs.
 Better parenting.
 All of the above.
(Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
Summer deluges wash out, close part of Berry Pond Circuit Road

PITTSFIELD -- A popular, rustic camping area usually filled with hearty campers on Labor Day weekend is closed and will remain off limits for the rest of the 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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Scott Berliner wins NENY PGA Stroke Play Championship at Wahconah CC

DALTON -- When three-time defending champion Scott Berliner bolted to a five-shot lead in the Northeast New York PGA Stroke Play Championship, it was easy to assume that Tuesday's final round at Wahconah Country Club would be more of a coronation than a competition. Full Story
(Nathan Bilow/AP)
Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

DENVER (AP) — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. Full Story
Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet and a former Nobel Prize nominee who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94. Full Story
(AP Photo/Nick Ut/file)
Suge Knight won't talk to police

After being shot at Chris Brown’s party, rap mogul reportedly isn’t cooperating with authorities to find shooter.