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Final breathA look back: The final days of North Adams Regional

After enduring years on financial life support, the 129-year-old hospital's end came swiftly and suddenly
NORTH ADAMS — In the months leading up to the calamitous March 28, 2014, closing of North Adams Regional Hospital, local and state officials heard with regularity that it had only enough cash to operate for a few more weeks or days. Full Story
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
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Downtown Pittsfield's streetscape work to hit final stage

PITTSFIELD — The final phase of the decade-long, nearly $18 million downtown streetscape project could break ground this summer. Full Story
(Associated Press — Elise Amendola)
Ducks top Bruins in OT; point put Boston into tie for 8th

Point earned puts Boston in tie for Ottawa for 8th
BOSTON >> The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Full Story
Williams women beat No. 13 Catholic in lacrosse

WASHINGTON, D.C. >> The Williams College women's lacrosse team picked up its biggest win of the season, beating 13th-ranked Catholic University on the Cardinals' home turf. Full Story
Authorities: Woman who posed as lawyer almost became partner

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Full Story
(Abraham Caro Marin/AP)
Zayn Malik says he worries he's let fans down by leaving 1D

LONDON (AP) — Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy. Full Story