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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
NRC commissioners approve elimination of EPZ at Yankee
BRATTLEBORO >> The commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have given their seal of approval to Entergy's proposal to reduce its commitment to emergency response at its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Full Story

 
 
(Lajos Nagy/AP)
Rooms going fast at Hungary's village for rent

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast. More than 300 inquiries and reservations for 280 guests have been made since Mayor Kristof Pajer last week began advertising the village of Megyer, available for 210,000 forints ($760) a day. Full Story
( Yui Mok )
Armani calls Madonna 'very difficult' person

The fashion designer took exception to Madonna saying the design of his matador cape caused her to take a tumble down stairs at last week's Brit Awards