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    State Symbols
    Does Massachusetts have too many state symbols?
     Yes
     No
    (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
    Mediation set for photographer's suit against Justin Bieber

    MIAMI (AP) — A mediation session is set in Miami in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's security. Full Story
    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

    'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble.