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    Marathon Monday
    Will you be watching the Boston Marathon on Monday?
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    (Photo courtesy of East Middlesex Mosquito Control)
    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
    (Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Volunteers get dirty to clean up Springside Park in Pittsfield

    PITTSFIELD >> Tires, a television, sofas, cinder blocks and more lay in a huge pile after around 40 people gathered up accumulated refuse in Springside Park on Saturday. 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
    (Mark Mulligan/AP)
    Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
    (Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
    Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. Full Story