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POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, March 26

Thursday, March 26 6:28 a.m.: A burglar alarm is reported at the Berkshire Bank building on North Street. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
SEIU Local 508 holds 'informational picket' outside Brien Center

PITTSFIELD >> With new contract negotiations currently stalled, members of the union that represents mental health and substance abuse clinicians at the Brien Center held "informational picketing" sessions on Monday at company facilities in Pittsfield and North Adams. Full Story
SPORTS
(Associated Press — Karl B. DeBlaker)
Rookies come up big as Bruins build 3-point lead over Senators

OT win puts Boston 3 points ahead of Ottawa
RALEIGH, N.C. >> A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Berkshire County high school sports teams see first week of games postponed

Teams are being forced to share indoor practice facilities because the county's playing fields still can't aren't ready
Mount Greylock girls lacrosse coach Lindsey von Holtz says her athletes are handling spring practice pretty well. Full Story
Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Full Story
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble.