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    (Berkshire Eagle File)
    Full-steam ahead: Baker administration OK's Berkshire Scenic Railway's Hoosac Valley Service

    NORTH ADAMS &mdashT; After months of delay and weeks of anticipation, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has given the green light to the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, according to city officials. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, March 25

    Wednesday, March 25 7:23 a.m.: A report of vandalism on Elm Street is investigated. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle.)
    Taconic senior named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

    PITTSFIELD — A senior from Taconic High School headed for the national spotlight in Florida next month is this 2015 Youth of the Year at the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield.

    Photo Gallery | Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield Keystone Awards Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Courtesy photo - eduKaytion golf)
    Another award for local golf pro Kay McMahon

    NENY PGA honors eduKaytiongolf owner with Horton Smith Award
    Winning teaching awards is nothing new for Kay McMahon, but those voted on by her Northeastern New York Section PGA peers are especially appreciated by the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame member. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    Wednesday's colleges: Williams softball sweeps La Verne

    LA VERNE, CALIF. -- The Williams College softball team swept a doubleheader against the University of La Verne, winning 12-1 in game one and 11-8 in the nightcap Wednesday. Full Story
    At MCLA, Stanmeyers bring journalism into focus
    NORTH ADAMS >> Anastasia and John Stanmeyer began their journalism careers at Florida's Tampa Tribune, but as their wanderlust and thirst for global knowledge grew, they began self-funding trips around the world as a freelance writer and photographer, respectively. Full Story

     
     
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    'Fifty Shades' director Taylor-Johnson bows out of franchise

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night. Full Story