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    State Symbols
    Does Massachusetts have too many state symbols?
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    (Steven Senne — The Associated Press)
    Politically star-studded dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, March 26

    Thursday, March 26 6:28 a.m.: A burglar alarm is reported at the Berkshire Bank building on North Street. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    SEIU Local 509 holds 'informational picket' outside Brien Center

    PITTSFIELD — With new contract negotiations currently stalled, members of the union that represents mental health and substance abuse clinicians at the Brien Center held "informational picketing" sessions on Monday at company facilities in Pittsfield and North Adams.

    Photo Gallery | SEIU Local 509 mental health workers picket Brien Center

    Video | Informational picket held outside the Brien Center  Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    'Learn to Play' lacrosse program gets start in Berkshires

    USLacrosse clinic attempts to teach fundamental skills, strategies to adults
    WILLIAMSTOWN -- Tina Becker came to lacrosse the way many parents across the country do: Her kids started playing. Full Story
    Shakespeare & Company names new board leadership
    LENOX >> Following a series of top-level executive reshuffles, Shakespeare & Company has announced two new leaders of the board of trustees ahead of a search for an executive director to replace Rick Dildine, who resigned suddenly last month. Full Story

     
     
    Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Full Story
    (Jaimie Trueblood/AP)
    Pssst: Don Draper doesn't really write those 'Mad Men' ads

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Weiner is no "mad man." He's never worked in advertising. But as the creator of "Mad Men," AMC's drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he's cooked up more than a few advertisements. Full Story