• In the courts - 04/21/2015 03:56 PM EDT
  • In the courts - 04/21/2015 03:50 PM EDT
    Shot to the heart
    Should emergency responders be exempt from liability in administering the Narcan overdose drug?
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Adams' community solar project breaks ground

    ADAMS >> More than 17 months after a contentious set of public hearings divided town residents, the developers of a community solar project on East Road have broken ground.

    The 1 megawatt array is expected to cost $3 million to build and will be open to the area National Grid customers, who can subscribe to the power generated to receive a 5 percent discount on their electricity bills.

    Representatives from Clean Energy Collective, the company that owns the array, were joined by state and local officials at the site Tuesday for a ground-breaking celebration.

    "In the end, community solar is really about providing equal access to all of the ratepayers to the benefits of, and being able to participate in, the construction of renewable energy projects," said Tom Sweeney, the chief operating officer of Clean Energy Collective. "Without community solar, the majority of the ratepayers can not participate."

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    Pittsfield Police log for Monday, April 20

    Monday, April 20 9:44 a.m.: A report of a hit-and-run accident on Dalton Avenue is investigated. Full Story
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Sweet surprises at Dottie's Coffee Lounge Cupcake Showdown

    PITTSFIELD >> Dozens of cupcake connoisseurs lined up North Street Sunday afternoon to sink their teeth into the mini-delectable goodies and decide which one was the best from throughout the Berkshires. Full Story
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Runners of the Berkshires brave cold, rain and wind to finish 2015 Boston Marathon

    North Adams' Witter finishes 2 years after heart surgery; Lee's Kinnaman top local finisher
    After the winter that both Berkshire County and Massachusetts in general experienced, no local Boston Marathon runner was about to let an adverse condition or two stop them Monday. Full Story
    (Elise Amendola — The Associated Press)
    Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race

    BOSTON >> Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims. Full Story
    Pittsfield's Shakespeare in the Park sets cast for 'Romeo and Juliet'
    PITTSFIELD >> A Monument Mountain High School senior and a young woman from Chatham, N. Full Story

    Pittsfield: Goodwill to hold prom dress sales event

    For those in search of the perfect prom dress at a great price, Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires will hold a special sales event featuring evening gowns at the Goodwill Regional Center, 158 Tyler St. Full Story
    Abraham Lincoln misquoted again on Ohio Statehouse banner

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Statehouse banner marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death includes his famous words "With malice to no one, with charity for all. Full Story
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    Robert Downey says he was 'den mother' on 'Avengers' set

    LONDON (AP) — It's hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as the authoritarian type, but the actor says he played a stabilizing force amid the ever-growing cast of superheroes during the filming of "Avengers: Age of Ultron. Full Story