• Massachusetts in brief - 10/22/2014 03:38 PM EDT
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    Berkshires Big Dig
    Is the Hadley Overpass the Big Dig of the Berkshires?
     Yes
     No
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Hadley Overpass surpasses original construction estimates by two years and $6.8 million


    NORTH ADAMS >> Residents here refer to it as the "Berkshires' Big Dig," and now the reconstruction of the Hadley Overpass also now exceeds its projected completion date as well as its initial cost estimate - by $6.8 million. Full Story
    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
    (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
    Police say they seized $11k in crack
    PITTSFIELD >> A city man who allegedly had $11,000 worth of crack cocaine on him during a traffic stop is being held on $25,000 bail on charges including felony drug trafficking. 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
    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
    (Uncredited/AP)
    Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

    By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. Full Story