(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Make me wanna shout!: 'Animal House' cast and crew share memories at the Mahaiwe

GREAT BARRINGTON >> On Saturday night, "Animal House" director John Landis confirmed that, yes, his 1978 low-budget movie about frat life almost didn't get made. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, April 23

Thursday, April 23 6:52 a.m.: A report of a motor vehicle accident with injury on South Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
A therapeutic day on horseback at Lanesborough's Wedgewood Stables

LANESBOROUGH >> For all of her 12 years, Natalie LeRoux of Williamstown has had chronic asthma. Full Story
SPORTS
(Matthew Sprague — The Berkshire Eagle)
Hall shuts down Monument Mountain bats as Greylock baseball wins 7-5

Greylock reliever retires 10 consecutive Spartans to close out game
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The key to Adam Hall's success on the pitcher's mound is no different than that of any other pitcher, really: Throw strikes, and throw them early. Full Story
Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Full Story