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North Adams candlelight vigil held for those touched by drug addiction

10/01/2014 05:55 AM EDT
NORTH ADAMS -- As a recovering addict, Michelle Slater knows about the long road to recovery.

She told her story at Tuesday's second annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing, Remembrance and Recovery at Noel Field. Full Story

COMMUNITY
Religion in Brief

Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Please consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc. Full Story
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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
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Singing the hate away: Alarming comments spark musical teaching moment

HINSDALE - When Kittredge Elementary School Principal Deborah White heard last June that a white student had made some derogatory comments about an African American student in the school, she was alarmed and addressed the issue among the individual parties involved. Full Story
 

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Dalton man gets up to 8 years in prison for heroin trafficking

10/01/2014 01:35 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- A Dalton man convicted last week of heroin trafficking has been sentenced to up to eight years in state prison. 
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North Adams candlelight vigil held for those touched by drug addiction
10/01/2014 05:55 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- As a recovering addict, Michelle Slater knows about the long road to recovery.

She told her story at Tuesday's second annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing, Remembrance and Recovery at Noel Field. Full Story

Pittsfield forum on youth and gang violence draws nearly 150 to Conte Community School
10/01/2014 07:30 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- More than a month after a youth gang-related daytime shooting elicited an outcry against violence in the city, people are coming together to propose and discuss solutions. Full Story

National Grid customers, lawmakers charged up over rate increase
10/01/2014 06:42 AM EDT - A sharp spike in winter season electricity charges announced last week by National Grid, which does not generate power but delivers it based on outside market prices, is drawing fire from Berkshire County customers. Full Story

Polish Community Club ordered to install new manager or risk losing liquor license
10/01/2014 08:29 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- The Polish Community Club has been directed to install a new manager within the next month to keep its liquor license in good standing. Full Story

Former town official sentenced to month in jail for trespassing violations
10/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A former town official who has chosen to shelter in numerous downtown locations has been sentenced to a month in jail for his habitual trespassing. Full Story

In the Courts
10/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - In Southern Berkshire District Court on Monday: Tamara M. Curtis, 29, of Taconic Road, Salisbury, Conn. Full Story

Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
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Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar may have left "The View" but she's not finished offering her views on everything. Full Story
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Amanda Bynes thrown out of fashion school

Students at Irvine’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising say Bynes showed up high and paid other students to do her work.