08/03/2015 06:36 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> A simple traffic stop on Church Street early Saturday led to the seizure of 68 bags of heroin and the arrest of the car's two occupants.   Full Story
 
Elm Court resort: Opponents file Mass. Land Court suit in bid to derail project
08/03/2015 06:18 PM EDT - LENOX >> The $50 million Elm Court resort proposal hit a legal land mine on Monday as a group of neighboring residents filed a lawsuit that aims to stymie the project. Full Story

08/03/2015 06:12 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Community youth leaders hope a late summer basketball program will keep teenagers out of harm's way.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield shooting suspect Thomas Lee Newman held without bail
08/03/2015 05:46 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The man accused of gunning down Keenan Pellot and wounding another teen in a brazen daylight shooting Friday is back in Berkshire County, where he is being held without bail. Full Story

08/03/2015 05:14 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Funeral services are set for this week for a 22-year-old city native who police say was killed by her ex-boyfriend in Arizona have been scheduled for this week.   Full Story
 
Photographer Lucien Aigner's Great Barrington works come home
08/03/2015 04:43 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> To the world at large, Lucien Aigner is the world-renowned photographer whose iconic portraits of Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini and many others remain universally famous. Full Story

08/03/2015 03:24 PM EDT - ADAMS >> While local residents were spreading out blankets and preparing to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July, Adams Police were on Murray Street as the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the apartment of a suspected terrorist.   Full Story
 
BSO, Music Director Andris Nelsons set long-term contract
08/03/2015 01:35 PM EDT - LENOX — The honeymoon between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Latvian-born Music Director Andris Nelsons, 36, has blossomed into a long-term musical marriage. Full Story

08/03/2015 11:54 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> A stormy period in town politics ended Monday morning as the Select Board signed a three-year contract reappointing Ernest "Chuckie" Cardillo as fire chief.   Full Story
 
Wild parsnips cause skin burns
08/03/2015 01:50 PM EDT - BURLINGTON, VT — A common plant found along roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight. Full Story

Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle
08/03/2015 07:22 AM EDT - Berkshire County's two cities are a bit healthier thanks, in part, to their mayors.   Full Story
 
Ironmen: Blacksmith experts, novices display skills at Hancock Shaker Village
08/03/2015 06:23 AM EDT - HANCOCK — Patrick O'Donnell earns a living using 21st-century technology, but has forged a passion for 19th-century metalworking.

Photo Gallery | Age of Iron Metalworking Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village Full Story

Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle
08/03/2015 08:03 AM EDT - DALTON — American Legion Post 155's annual Freedom Ride is fun, and after the motorcycle trip there are refreshments and live music.

Photo Gallery | American Legion Riders Freedom Ride   Full Story

 
Lenox ramps up revived effort to preserve Undermountain Farm land
08/02/2015 11:32 AM EDT - LENOX >> Town leaders are doubling down on efforts to persuade voters that a revised plan to preserve open space and recreation at the 146-acre Undermountain Farm property is in the community's best interest. Full Story

08/03/2015 06:49 AM EDT - CHESHIRE — When the town rejected a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote on school funding in June, only 18 percent of residents turned out to the polls.   Full Story
 
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    Report: Man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run. Full Story
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    State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey. Full Story
    Dr. Dre releasing first album in nearly 16 years

    'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.