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Pittsfield makes curbing crime a community project

09/14/2014 12:43 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- Crime, youth and gang violence is nothing new to this city. For years, groups like the Morningside Neighborhood Initiative and the Westside Initiative have been taking on community issues, like crime and social problems. Photo Gallery | Community Discussion on violence in Pittsfield

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North Adams schools to implement biometric ID at cafeterias
09/13/2014 09:19 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- It seems like science fiction, but officials say a new biometric identification system at school cafeterias really will save time and money. Full Story

Support Groups

Al-Anon Meeting Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Hevreh, State Road, Great Barrington. 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
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Public program evolves into campus-wide discussion at Williams College

WILLIAMSTOWN -- A month ago today, Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot multiple times by a 28-year-old white police officer named Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Mo. Full Story
A different kind of 'Road'eo for West Stockbridge Highway Department

09/15/2014 12:11 AM EDT
WEST STOCKBRIDGE -- There is a popular saying that the road to success will inevitably have potholes. 
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A howling good time at Berkshire Humane Society's Woofstock
09/15/2014 12:11 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Woofstock, one of the Berkshire Humane Society’s biggest fundraisers, is not really a local event. Full Story

Residents will have opportunity to express concerns to Kinder Morgan this week
09/15/2014 12:11 AM EDT - As energy giant Kinder Morgan prepares to file a preliminary application with federal regulators for its proposed natural gas pipeline project, Berkshire residents will have two opportunities to address their concerns over the potential route of the project. Full Story

Dalton/Pittsfield intersection a lingering hazard
09/15/2014 12:11 AM EDT - DALTON -- The car tore through the guard rail and into her front yard, damaging her daughter’s vehicle in the process. Full Story

Six South County districts seek grant to share resources
09/15/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LENOX -- Six local school districts are seeking a $300,000 state grant, money to be spent on determining what services, programs and administrators they could share to better educate their students. Full Story

Two hospitalized following early morning knife fight in North Adams
09/15/2014 12:10 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Two Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students suffered stab wounds in a fight on Blackinton Street early Saturday morning. Full Story

Lenox Police say it's 'a miracle' injuries were minor in five-car pileup
09/14/2014 01:01 PM EDT - Two Pittsfield men were transported to Berkshire Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries Sunday morning following a five-vehicle pileup on Route 7 and 20 in front of the Days Inn motel. Traffic on the busy highway was disrupted for two hours until emergency responders cleared the scene. Full Story

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Nicki Minaj says old high school doesn't want her back

“Anaconda” rapper denied a chance to talk to students at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.