• Massachusetts in brief - 10/22/2014 03:38 PM EDT
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    Berkshires Big Dig
    Is the Hadley Overpass the Big Dig of the Berkshires?
     Yes
     No
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    A new home for Uncle Beazly

    Famed Triceratops model loaned from Berkshire Museum to Berkshire Athenaeum
    PITTSFIELD >> It was Uncle Beazley on parade Wednesday morning. The approximately 11-foot-long Triceratops model was moved on a wheeled platform from the Berkshire Museum to a new home in the courtyard adjacent to the Children's Department of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Police Log for Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 21

    Monday, Oct. 20 7:30 a.m. An emergency medical call is received from Mental Health & Substance Abuse on Bradford Street. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Williamstown Youth Celebrate Written Word

    17th annual festival a chance to open the literary world to children of all ages
    WILLIAMSTOWN >> Burleigh Muten, author of five books for children, knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Courtesy photo - Williams College)
    Russo's run as Williams men's soccer coach nears end

    Former players recall how Ephs' leader influenced them over 36 years
    Mike Russo has been patrolling the sidelines for so long, it's hard to imagine somebody else coaching the Williams College men's soccer team. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Courtesy photo - Williams College)
    Russo's run as Williams men's soccer coach nears end

    Former players recall how Ephs' leader influenced them over 36 years
    Mike Russo has been patrolling the sidelines for so long, it's hard to imagine somebody else coaching the Williams College men's soccer team. Full Story
    Fugitive couple held without bail on gun charge
    PITTSFIELD >> Two city residents wanted in New Jersey on gun charges are being held without bail awaiting rendition to that state. 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
    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
    (Julio Cortez/AP)
    Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. Full Story