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(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Rat population on rise in the Berkshires, pest control companies report

Pest control outfits working in the Berkshires say business is booming lately — with rats.

Chris Quinn, operations director of Catseye Pest Control out of Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y., said he's responded to 12 homes and eight businesses with rat issues this winter, a 50 percent increase over last year.

Photo Gallery | Pest Inspections Full Story

POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Tuesday, March 3

Tuesday, March 3 6:52 a.m.: A motor vehicle accident with no personal injury is reported at the intersection of East Street and Appleton Avenue. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Ten Berkshire sites to share Massachusetts Cultural Council Facilities Fund grant

Ten Berkshire cultural sites are set to share nearly $2.5 million in state funding for facility improvements, historic preservation and environmental upgrades. Full Story
SPORTS
(Stephanie Zollshan The Berkshire Eagle)
Levesque's clutch 3-pointer helps Hoosac boys hoops to Western Mass. final

Shot in the final minute gives Hurricanes victory over rival Drury
The willingness to take the big shot is almost as important as the ability to make it. Hoosac Valley's J.P. Levesque took that shot Wednesday night. Full Story
Pittsfield A.M.E. Zion church leaders honored for contributions
PITTSFIELD — As long as you remember someone, they never die.

Those were the words of the Rev. Louise Williamson, who at Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church on Saturday led a ceremony honoring two Pittsfield giants who now stand to live on for many years: the late Rev. Fanny R. Cooper, founder of the church, and the late Rev. Willard H. Durant, a 30-year pastor at the church. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Northern Berkshire: Councils on Aging to offer Aging Mastery Program

Northern Berkshire COAs to offer Aging Mastery Program The Northern Berkshire Councils on Aging are recruiting 40 adults ages 55 and over to participate in the Aging Mastery Program, a 12-week educational program. Full Story
Faucet theft from German spy building causes water leak

BERLIN (AP) — Police say someone removed faucets from the still-incomplete headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service in Berlin, causing a large water leak. Full Story
(Altaf Qadri/AP)
India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim. Full Story