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The Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski makes a good impression on local Catholics in first visit to Berkshires

09/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- The Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski’s clerical journey to Western Massachusetts has been a lesson in geography. 
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Eastover resort rejuvenated as holistic spa
08/31/2014 11:00 AM EDT - LENOX -- The historic, 600-acre Eastover resort is on the verge of new life as a holistic educational center, personal retreat and sanctuary.

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Senior Bulletin Board

Elder Services of Berkshire County Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, grocery shopping, companionship, laundry service, money management, supportive housing, health insurance counseling (SHINE), caregiver services, Long Term Care Ombudsman Full Story
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

Meet Š Mountain bike race series finale: Today is the meet of the 2014 Berkshire Mountain Bike Training Series at Springside Park in Pittsfield. Full Story
A net gain for tourism in Lenox

09/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT
LENOX -- Out with the old, in with the new. On the heels of a tourism spurt that put smiles on the faces of many local proprietors, the usual post-summer business departures and arrivals have yielded a net gain for the town’s hospitality-based economy, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ralph Petillo. 
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MCLA freshmen get acquainted with their new campus digs
09/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Boston, according to incoming MCLA freshman Steven Stengel, was just getting too small. Full Story

Charles St. John returns to lead Williamstown's First Baptist Church
09/01/2014 01:22 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- Charles "Chuck" St. John served as the town's finance director and accountant for 27 years before retiring in January of 2012 to take up seminary studies. Full Story

Hoosac Valley Principal Jeremiah Ames looks forward to new challenge
09/01/2014 01:21 AM EDT - CHESHIRE -- Jeremiah Ames likes to build things. Ames, owner of Ames Building and Remodeling, has just embarked on a new challenge: building a new school year -- with the help of about 650 students and 63 faculty members. Full Story

Property owner takes Pittsfield to court over Onota Dam repair erosion issues
09/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A Pecks Road property owner has filed suit against the city over long-standing erosion issues in his yard, which he contends date to reconstruction of the nearby Onota Lake dam during the 1990s. Full Story

Coal shipment protesters are set for trial
09/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - BOSTON -- Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England’s largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change. Full Story

ANG plants rose bushes to honor F-15 crash victim widow's birthday
09/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LONGMEADOW (AP) -- The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia said Saturday that members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard, carrying out his promise to mark her birthday. Full Story

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie

BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas. Full Story