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    Thousands of signatures deliver single message: Save NARH

    Mike O'Brien, a former employee at the now closed North Adams Regional Hospital, handed a petition to a top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick aide on Tuesday, urging the governor to "immediately and personally intervene in what is a community disaster." "An emergency room is not enough," read the petition for continued health care services at the hospital. "We need a full-service community hospital in Northern Berkshire County." O'Brien, who had worked at the hospital for 36 years and is the former local 1199 union chief, said he came to the Statehouse with more than 80 nurses, community leaders and residents of north Berkshire County to put pressure on the state's top legislators to help reopen the facility. "I'm here to show support and to get a full-service hospital back up and running," O'Brien said.  Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for April 11-13

    Friday, April 11 n 8:25 a.m.: Police arrest Orlando Barnes, 33, of Daniels Avenue, and charge him with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Full Story
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    Temporary North Adams communications tower to be built within a month

    NORTH ADAMS -- A 100-foot communications tower is expected to be in place within 30 days as a temporary replacement to the two towers that were toppled in a windstorm last month. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Stephanie Zollshan / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Lee girls lacrosse taking new approach

    LEE -- It seems the Lee girls found the winning formula in the first two seasons girls lacrosse has been a varsity sport in Berkshire County. Full Story
    Longtime Lenox roads, infrastructure guru retires
    LENOX -- After a nearly 19-year run as the town's go-to guy for anything involving roads, water, wastewater systems or, most recently, long-term infrastructure improvements, Jeffrey Vincent has hung up his spurs, retiring from Town Hall as of Monday. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    MCLA announces honorees for May 17 commencement

    NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 115th commencement exercises beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. Full Story
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    An Indonesian governor wants to stop adultery with prayer

    An Indonesian governor said Wednesday he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery. Full Story
    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
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    Come visit FX's darkly fun 'Fargo'

    The beauty of "Fargo" is watching its plainspoken inhabitants from above, knowing full well who is responsible for what, and giggling as the worst of them dig themselves deeper and deeper into a hole. Full Story