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Pittsfield's Ethnic Fair caters to all kinds of tastes

07/28/2014 06:42 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- The classic cars were loud on Sunday afternoon. That was according to Ethan Stone, 8, of Pittsfield. Ethan and his sister Bella, 6, both like the antique cars, which were part of Sunday's annual Ethnic Fair, but sometimes, when they were revving their engines, he covered his ears.

Photo Gallery | 2014 Pittsfield Ethnic Fair and Classic Car Show

Video | The Eagles Big Band performs at Ethnic Fair in Pittsfield

Video | Lots of food at Ethnic Fair in Pittsfield Full Story

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan
07/27/2014 07:49 PM EDT - A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restaurant sink at his Luke's Bar and Grill on Thursday night. It was the real thing, with diamonds and sapphires and rubies, set in 14-carat white gold, with the Red Sox emblem, a Boston Strong logo and an image of the team's bearded ballplayers. "I was like, geez, it's big. Who would leave this here?" Militello told The Associated Press. "I'm a big Yankee fan. What are the chances of this happening?" Full Story

COMMUNITY
Great Barrington: Synagogue announces open house events

Congregation Ahavath Sholom invites the community to participate in a series of programs and services during the first 10 days of August. Full Story
EDITORS' PICKS
Watch the roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium explode and collapse

The Minnesota Vikings will soon be playing in a brand new stadium. But before the new Minneapolis complex can go up, the team's current facility, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, has to come down. Full Story
EDUCATION
Summer Learning Kids STEAM ahead

Specialist's son shares lesson in braille with students

DALTON - One summer program at the Dalton Free Public Library is offering a feast for the senses.

The STEAM program - which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics - teaches practical lessons using the approach of applying a common theme through multiple disciplines.  Full Story

 
MOST RECENT
Flash flood warning issued for Berkshire County

07/28/2014 02:46 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central Berkshire County that expires at 6:30 p. 
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Phone scam targeting Berkshire Gas customers
07/28/2014 12:33 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD - The Berkshire Gas Co. has recently received reports from business customers who say they have received fraudulent calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire gas accounts by credit card over the phone. Full Story

Stockbridge Library celebrates 150 years with a 'Stroll Back in Time'
07/28/2014 08:40 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE -- To celebrate its 150th anniversary and the imminent start of a long-awaited $3 million renovation project, the Stockbridge Library will stage a "rewind to the 1860s" special event Friday. Full Story

Deliberations to resume in Pittsfield bar brawl
07/28/2014 11:51 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A Berkshire Superior Court jury will resume deliberations on Monday in the case of three city women charged in a brawl outside a bar. Full Story

New owners take charge of Berkshire Mall
07/28/2014 06:55 AM EDT - LANESBOROUGH -- A commercial mortgage firm has taken possession of the Berkshire Mall after its previous owner, Syracuse, N.Y.,-based mall developer Pyramid Companies, failed to keep up with its payments on the $36.9 million mortgage. Full Story

Enrollment decline may be leveling in Lenox School District
07/28/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LENOX -- After steady, and at times sharp drops over the past decade, student enrollment projections for the upcoming school year indicate the decline may be leveling off, with 236 students expected, compared to 241 at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. Full Story

Bianchi finds funds to consolidate inspectors' offices despite Pittsfield City Council's rejection
07/28/2014 06:53 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi is moving ahead with plans to consolidate all city inspectors into a single office, despite rejection by the City Council of a $100,000 request for office renovation work. Full Story

'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The co-owner of the Las Vegas shop featured in the reality show "Pawn Stars" hopes a shopping center he's proposing will lure the long lines of tourists who visit his famous store. Full Story