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$700K deal preserves Undermountain Farm parcel in Lenox

07/22/2014 02:08 PM EDT
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. 
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Berkshire County legal community heaps praise on Rota
07/22/2014 11:17 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- If attorney William A. Rota wondered how well-liked and respected he is within the Berkshire County legal community, he should have a better understanding now. Full Story

Berkshire inmate allegedly beat another inmate over drug find
07/21/2014 06:19 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A jail inmate is facing a felony charge after severely beating another inmate who had reported finding drugs in a laundry container, investigators said. Full Story

New weapons used in fight against invasive insect in Berkshires
07/21/2014 06:25 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- State environmental officials are expanding their arsenal to combat the spread of an invasive insect that is threatening the region's population of ash trees. Full Story

Lee man gets probation for possession of child porn
07/21/2014 07:45 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A Lee man has been sentenced to two years of probation after admitting to possessing child pornography. Full Story

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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