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    Happy 4/20
    Would you vote to approve recreational marijuana?
     Yes
     No
    (Lauren Owens — NECIR)
    War on bugs: In Massachusetts, $11 million spent to fight mosquitoes — $0 on ticks

    Massachusetts: At least 5,500 people a year infected with tick diseases Berkshire County: Highest incidence of anaplasmosis, a tick-borne illness
    The predawn rumble of pesticide-spraying trucks is a rite of spring in almost 200 Massachusetts communities. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, April 16

    Thursday, April 16 1:02 a.m.: Police arrest Thomas Buckley, 25, of Montgomery Avenue, Pittsfield was arrested on a pair of warrants issued from the Pittsfield Police Department. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Sweet surprises at Dottie's Coffee Lounge Cupcake Showdown

    PITTSFIELD >> Dozens of cupcake connoisseurs lined up North Street Sunday afternoon to sink their teeth into the mini-delectable goodies and decide which one was the best from throughout the Berkshires. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Stephanie Zollshan — Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    All-Eagle Alpine Skiing: Monument's McFarland earns MVP honors

    Fifth-place finish in slalom at state meet caps big season for Eagle MVP
    To say that it was a tough day for Trevor McFarland at the 2014 MIAA state alpine ski championships would be an understatement. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    High school roundup: Wahconah's Forfa no-hits Monument in baseball

    Sophomore strikes out 7 in 3-0 win
    DALTON >> Last season, Wahconah sophomore pitcher Ethan Forfa spent the year developing on the junior varsity team before getting two starts late in the season on the Warriors' varsity team. Full Story
    Sweet surprises at Dottie's Coffee Lounge Cupcake Showdown
    PITTSFIELD >> Dozens of cupcake connoisseurs lined up North Street Sunday afternoon to sink their teeth into the mini-delectable goodies and decide which one was the best from throughout the Berkshires. Full Story

     
     
    NC man's obituary urges readers to reject Hillary Clinton

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. Full Story
    (Joan Marcus/AP)
    Review: Broadway's 'Fun Home' is a deeply moving triumph

    NEW YORK (AP) — The best commercial for a Broadway show this season isn't on TV. It's on Broadway itself, in the stunning, deeply moving "Fun Home. Full Story