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POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Friday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, March 1

Friday, Feb. 27 1:09 a.m.: A motor vehicle stop is initiated on Central Berkshire Boulevard (Route 41). Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Mount Everett robotics team wins third straight state title

NATICK — The Mount Everett Regional School robotics team — with help from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School — captured its third straight FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) state title on Saturday. Full Story
SPORTS
(Stephanie Zollshan - The Berkshire Eagle)
Pittsfield, Hoosac girls basketball teams prepared for W. Mass. semis

PHS meets Quabbin in D-II; Hoosac gets S. Hadley in D-III
Ron Wojcik has been coaching high school basketball long enough to know that even good teams can have a completely different approach from December to March. Full Story
Taconic High School: Pittsfield's share of project estimated at $40 million
PITTSFIELD - With the budget phase for a planned new Taconic High School entering crunch time, the city's design team and project consultant outlined a $116 million project Monday that, with estimated state reimbursements, would cost local taxpayers just over $40 million. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Berkshire County: Head Start registering for 2015-2016 school year

Berkshire County Head Start sets registration dates Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by the local elementary school cutoff date may be eligible for a free preschool program at one of the seven sites throughout Berkshire County. Full Story
Mystery solved: Source of bad smell in Louisville found

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials with Louisville's Metro Air Pollution Control District say they've identified the source of the bad odor that residents have been complaining about for a week. Full Story
(Laurie Sparham/AP)
Reports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature

LONDON (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature. "Downton Abbey" publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpreted in remarks widely reported as suggesting she will leave the TV show after its sixth season later this year. Full Story