05/21/2015 09:24 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Thomas Daly, of Pittsfield, was asked about the last time he saw folk singer Arlo Guthrie.   Full Story
 
Hinsdale Town Meeting set for Friday
05/21/2015 07:07 PM EDT - HINSDALE >> After one real delay and another threatened one — and months of goings on that ranged from good to bad to ugly — Town Meeting voters on Friday will decide on Hinsdale's budget and whether to hire a town administrator, and weigh the merits of a politically spicy parking bylaw. Full Story

05/21/2015 06:18 PM EDT - CLARKSBURG >> Magda Brown was 17 when she and her family were ripped from their home in Hungary and taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.   Full Story
 
Memorial Day events
05/21/2015 05:52 PM EDT - Adams: Parade 10 a.m. Monday from Valley and Columbia streets to Hoosac, Summer, Center, and Park streets, ending at Maple Street Cemetery for ceremonies. Full Story

05/21/2015 05:44 PM EDT - DALTON >> In honor of Memorial Day, dozens of town youths teamed up with members of the Dalton American Legion Post 155 to help install hundreds of American flags at the graves of fallen veterans.   Full Story
 
Special permit granted for Pittsfield solar array
05/21/2015 05:18 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A commercial-scale solar array planned for the Betnr Industrial Park off West Housatonic Street has received a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Full Story

05/21/2015 04:55 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> A staff member at Eagleton School is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a 21-year-old student with mental health disorders earlier this month.   Full Story
 
In Joseph Buffis trial, inn owner testifies prostitution 'no big deal'
05/21/2015 09:09 PM EDT - SPRINGFIELD >> When Thomas Fusco's wife decided to make extra cash by charging money for sexual massages, he "didn't think it was a big deal. Full Story

Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle
05/21/2015 03:08 PM EDT - ADAMS >> Its granite cornerstone was laid by President William McKinley during a gala ceremony on Sept.   Full Story
 
Man charged in knife attack at North Adams pizza place
05/21/2015 02:42 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> A city man is facing charges for his involvement in a stabbing incident at a local pizza place last month. Full Story

05/21/2015 01:47 PM EDT - OTIS >> A year from now, the Otis Fire Department should have a state-of-the-art $530,000 fire truck.   Full Story
 
North Adams Housing Authority wins $250,000 for cameras, new fence
05/21/2015 01:39 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> The North Adams Housing Authority has won a $250,000 grant to improve its security systems and replace fencing. Full Story

05/21/2015 01:17 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> A city man has been sentenced to one year's probation for threatening to burn down the home he shares with his wife and children.   Full Story
 
Alford selectman survives write-in challenge
05/21/2015 12:49 PM EDT - ALFORD >> Seven incumbents, including Selectman Raymond E. Wilcox Jr., were re-elected to town offices Tuesday in the annual town elections. Full Story

05/21/2015 07:06 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The city's Affirmative Action Advisory Committee has endorsed the concept of a formal ordinance laying out responsibilities for implementing the updated Affirmative Action policy and plan adopted last year by the City Council.   Full Story
 
 
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Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Full Story
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5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. Full Story
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Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.