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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 
Good morning. 
Disturbing news from Pittsfield, as a local barber was slain in an altercation  on Robbins Avenue. Authorities say there was a fight, and William Catalano, 34, died from his injuries, which included stab wounds.
Unfortunately, that report adds fuel to recent FBI crime statistics, which show that Pittsfield and North Adams have some of the highest crime rates in the state.
RECORD OF GUNFIRE: Court documents reveal some details about police opening fire during a drug raid Friday. The officers who discharged their service weapons remain unnamed.
WARREN'S FANS AND FOES:  Around the county, some care and some don't that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has DNA evidence showing she has Native American heritage.
NOT JUST GE: A letter writer says General Electric isn't the only culprit in allowing poison to leach into the ground.
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Noah Hoffenberg, online editor

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Rowan Troop, 6, builds with Legos at the North Adams Public Library during a block party at the library to celebrate youth and their families during a special event on Monday. The library is hosting Monday night events on a regular basis through the end of the year.

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