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    State Symbols
    Does Massachusetts have too many state symbols?
     Yes
     No
    (Steven Senne — The Associated Press)
    Politically star-studded dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. Full Story
    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 509 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.

    Photo Gallery | SEIU Local 509 mental health workers picket Brien Center

    Video | Informational picket held outside the Brien Center  Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    'Learn to Play' lacrosse program gets start in Berkshires

    USLacrosse clinic attempts to teach fundamental skills, strategies to adults
    WILLIAMSTOWN -- Tina Becker came to lacrosse the way many parents across the country do: Her kids started playing. Full Story
    Lee Middle and High School graduation will remain at Tanglewood
    LEE — The Class of 2015 at Lee Middle and High School will receive their diplomas on stage at Tanglewood. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Great Barrington: Alison Larkin performance to benefit Montessori School

    Great Barrington Alison Larkin performance to benefit Montessori School Internationally acclaimed comedienne and bestselling author of "The English American," Alison Larkin will perform a sneak preview of her new show, "Alison Larkin Live! Full Story
    Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa. Full Story
    (AP)
    Review: In 'Lambert & Stamp,' the backstage story of The Who

    The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing and mods were gyrating. 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.