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Should emergency responders be exempt from liability in administering the Narcan overdose drug?
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Adams' community solar project breaks ground

ADAMS >> More than 17 months after a contentious set of public hearings divided town residents, the developers of a community solar project on East Road have broken ground.

The 1 megawatt array is expected to cost $3 million to build and will be open to the area National Grid customers, who can subscribe to the power generated to receive a 5 percent discount on their electricity bills.

Representatives from Clean Energy Collective, the company that owns the array, were joined by state and local officials at the site Tuesday for a ground-breaking celebration.

"In the end, community solar is really about providing equal access to all of the ratepayers to the benefits of, and being able to participate in, the construction of renewable energy projects," said Tom Sweeney, the chief operating officer of Clean Energy Collective. "Without community solar, the majority of the ratepayers can not participate."

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Pittsfield Police log for Monday, April 20

Monday, April 20 9:44 a.m.: A report of a hit-and-run accident on Dalton Avenue is investigated. Full Story
(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
(Stephanie Zollshan - The Berkshire Eagle)
Wahconah girls lacrosse rolls to win in home opener

Warriors earn first league victory, stopping Lee 16-2
DALTON -- Home, sweet home. Full Story
Berkshire veterans to benefit from $400K in federal housing vouchers
Local housing-insecure veterans will benefit by almost $400,000 in federal funds released to veterans agencies to defray rent costs and pay for additional social services. Full Story

Pittsfield: Goodwill to hold prom dress sales event

For those in search of the perfect prom dress at a great price, Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires will hold a special sales event featuring evening gowns at the Goodwill Regional Center, 158 Tyler St. Full Story
New Zealand Prime Minister apologizes for ponytail pulling

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker who said he'd repeatedly pulled her ponytail when he visited the cafe near his home over a period of months, even after she'd told him to stop. Full Story
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Kylie Jenner's puffy lip challenge backfires

The unbelievably plump lips of Kim Kardashian’s youngest sister issues prompts her fans to take “Kylie Jenner lip challenge,” which — surprise! — leads to injuries, hospitalizations and the threat of permanent deformity.