Grocery run
Do you rush out to buy the essentials before a big snowstorm?
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(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
Force is with them: Williams students build giant LEGO model in record time

WILLIAMSTOWN - Even Darth Vader would have been impressed. A team of 59 Williams College math students and about 10 Williamstown Elementary School students managed to assemble a 3,152-piece LEGO Star Wars model - the Super Star Destroyer - in 9 minutes and 31 seconds. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Tuesday, Jan. 27

12:31 a.m.: A noise complaint/disturbance is reported at the Melville Apartments on North Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Church on the Hill pastor to deliver final sermon

LENOX - After 12 years as pastor of the Church on the Hill, the Rev. Natalie Shiras will preach her final sermon this Sunday morning.

Photo Gallery | Rev. Natalie Shiras Full Story

SPORTS
(Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
Wahconah hockey holds off Mount Everett again, 3-2

NORTH ADAMS >> Wahconah hockey coach Don Disbrow doesn't want to give too much away when it comes to his goalie, junior Nico Romano. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Monument Mountain boys, Pittsfield girls win in slalom at Bousquet

PITTSFIELD >> The Monument Mountain boys and the Pittsfield girls swept through the giant slalom portion of the Berkshire County high school alpine ski schedule. Full Story
McCandless names Curtis new deputy superintendent
PITTSFIELD >> Joseph Curtis, the current Morningside Community School principal and a 20-year employee of the Pittsfield Public Schools, has been selected to become the new deputy superintendent. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Pittsfield: Certification program to help first time job applicants

Pittsfield Certification program for first time job applicants A free, four week comprehensive program designed to prepare individuals to successfully enter the workforce is being offered at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center for anyone age 16 or older. Full Story
Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Full Story
'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. Full Story
(Terry Renna)
Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.