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    (photos by Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Hadley Overpass in North Adams passes finish date, costs

    Repair bill exceeds state estimate by $6.8M; earliest completion date to be December
    NORTH ADAMS >> Residents here refer to it as the "Berkshires' Big Dig," and now the reconstruction of the Hadley Overpass also now exceeds its projected completion date as well as its initial cost estimate — by $6. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Oct. 17-19

    Friday, Oct. 17 6:34 a.m.: An emergency medical call is received from Livingston Avenue. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Rainy days ahead

    Complex weather system will spread rain out for three days over the Berkshires
    Gloom but not much doom from a coastal storm expected to dump 1-2 inches of rain on the Berkshires by the weekend. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Lenox runners have established themselves among best in Western Mass.

    Millionaires running top times ahead of postseason meets
    LENOX -- When they showed up to the Oct. 4 Baystate Invitational in Wrentham, the Lenox Memorial High School cross country teams weren't widely known outside of Western Massachusetts. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Stephanie Zollshan - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Hoosac, Wahconah, McCann lead W. Mass. football division ratings

    'Canes jump over Pittsfield in D-V with Friday's OT win
    As Berkshire County heads into rivalry weekend, there has been a seismic shift in the MIAA Western Massachusetts football power rankings. Full Story
    BHS to invest $6 millon to expand, improve Northern Berkshire Campus
    NORTH ADAMS >> Berkshire Health Systems is planning to invest $6 million in the coming months to expand health care services at its Northern Berkshire campus. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Berkshire Taconic Foundation: McLaughlin-Wilson fund reaches $1M in scholarships

    SHEFFIELD >> Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation says the McLaughlin-Wilson Scholarship Fund has given a total of $1 million since its 1994 inception. Full Story
    Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story
    (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
    NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. Full Story
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    Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

    The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.