Hall of famer
Does David Ortiz deserve to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
 Yes
 No
(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
Advocates say a full-service North County hospital sustainable, deserved

PITTSFIELD >> On the one year anniversary of the day North Adams Regional Hospital closed, about 75 former employees and union officials stood in the driving snow across North Street from Berkshire Medical Center to again plead for a full service hospital at the BMC North campus in North Adams. 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)
Officials tour the under renovation Colegrove Park Elementary School

NORTH ADAMS — With work on a massive renovation project steadily progressing, local officials got an inside look at the Colegrove Park Elementary School during a walk-through on Friday afternoon.

Photo Gallery | Colegrove Park Elementary School renovations Full Story

SPORTS
(Associated Press)
David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Slugger in Players' Tribune editorial: 'I never knowingly took any steroids'
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." Full Story
Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum

LONDON (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.