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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 508 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. 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
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Mounties playing baseball inside, outside through end of tough winter

    Mount Greylock gets to play two games outdoors in New York and works indoors at Williams
    WILLIAMSTOWN >> It may not matter a lot come late May, but right now, no Berkshire County high school baseball team is as far ahead of the curve as Mount Greylock. Full Story
    Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. 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.