COMMUNITY NEWS
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GMALL to host Literary Ball

MANCHESTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will be holding the Literary GMALL Ball at Maple Street School in Manchester on Aug. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Full Story
SPORTS NEWS
Fleurie takes over BBA hockey

MANCHESTER - Players and fans alike will see a familiar face in the box - albeit in a different position - when the Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team takes the ice this year. Full Story
THE ARTS
'Othello' coming to Riley Center

DORSET - In rehearsal, Gary Meitrott, artistic director of Shakespeare on Main Street, is a mercurial presence - silent and intent as he watches, and then bounding up to the actor, full of expressive, infectious energy that obliterates boundaries. Full Story
BUSINESS NEWS
Rand officials to visit state next week to plan marijuana study

Rand Corp. representatives will be in Vermont next week to begin work on a study of the effects that marijuana legalization might have on the state's economy, individual health and public safety. Full Story

(Margaret Button / Berkshire Eagle)
Uncovering Mohawk Trail's treaures

To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  Full Story
LETTERS
Concerned about departing chairman

Today I have strong concerns about the chairman of the planning commission. I ask the select board to relieve Mr. Drunsic of the planning commission and appoint a temporary chairman. Full Story
(AP)
New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. Full Story