• 70th Pittsfield Halloween Parade Friday - 10/23/2014 08:46 AM EDT
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    Berkshires Big Dig
    Is the Hadley Overpass the Big Dig of the Berkshires?
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    POLICE LOG
    Police Log for Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 21

    Monday, Oct. 20 7:30 a.m. An emergency medical call is received from Mental Health & Substance Abuse on Bradford Street. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Williamstown Youth Celebrate Written Word

    17th annual festival a chance to open the literary world to children of all ages
    WILLIAMSTOWN >> Burleigh Muten, author of five books for children, knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Courtesy photo - Williams College)
    Russo's run as Williams men's soccer coach nears end

    Former players recall how Ephs' leader influenced them over 36 years
    Mike Russo has been patrolling the sidelines for so long, it's hard to imagine somebody else coaching the Williams College men's soccer team. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    Wednesday's high schools: Monument girls soccer shuts out Taconic

    Volleyball wins for Greylock, Lee, Pittsfield
    The Monument Mountain girls soccer team used three first-half goals within a 13-minute span to defeat Taconic 3-0 on Wednesday. Full Story
    Fugitive couple held without bail on gun charge
    PITTSFIELD >> Two city residents wanted in New Jersey on gun charges are being held without bail awaiting rendition to that state. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Berkshire Taconic Foundation: McLaughlin-Wilson fund reaches $1M in scholarships

    SHEFFIELD >> Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation says the McLaughlin-Wilson Scholarship Fund has given a total of $1 million since its 1994 inception. Full Story
    Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
    Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film "Gone Girl" are nominees for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards. Full Story
    ( Kevin Winter )
    Magic Johnson ready to assist Silicon Valley in diversity

    Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.