• In the courts ... - 04/19/2015 01:40 PM EDT
    Happy 4/20
    Would you vote to approve recreational marijuana?
    (Brian Mullen — URI TickEncounter Resource Center)
    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
    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
    (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
    (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
    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
    In the courts ...
    In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday: Aaron Morris, 31, of Eagle Street, North Adams, had charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth. Full Story

    NC man's obituary urges readers to reject Hillary Clinton

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. Full Story