Tick control
Should Massachusetts invest money and resources in a tick-control program?
(Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle)
Bard College adult swimming program fills niche

When Laura Lapachin began looking for swimming lessons for her two boys, she settled on a free program offered at Bard College at Simons Rock in Great Barrington.

She found more than she bargained for.

Lapachin, of Hudson, N.Y., realized that she herself had never had formal instruction. And that, she realized, has caused a hesitation to just jump into the water that has stayed with her into her adult years.

So she decided to take advantage of the program for herself, too.

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Pittsfield Police log for Monday, April 20

Monday, April 20 9:44 a.m.: A report of a hit-and-run accident on Dalton Avenue is investigated. Full Story
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Sweet surprises at Dottie's Coffee Lounge Cupcake Showdown

PITTSFIELD >> Dozens of cupcake connoisseurs lined up North Street Sunday afternoon to sink their teeth into the mini-delectable goodies and decide which one was the best from throughout the Berkshires. Full Story
(Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
Runners of the Berkshires brave cold, rain and wind to finish 2015 Boston Marathon

North Adams' Witter finishes 2 years after heart surgery; Lee's Kinnaman top local finisher
After the winter that both Berkshire County and Massachusetts in general experienced, no local Boston Marathon runner was about to let an adverse condition or two stop them Monday. Full Story
(Elise Amendola — The Associated Press)
Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race

BOSTON >> Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims. Full Story
Cops: Driver cruised for miles with man on hood after fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police say a Pittsburgh man drove for several miles through seven communities with another man clinging to the hood of his vehicle after an argument. Full Story
(Associated Press/Jordan Strauss)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family agrees she's out of coma

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, says granddaughter suffered irreversible brain damage.