(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Dozen of employers, organizations offer services at 2015 Berkshire Career Fair

03/05/2015 07:37 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> More than 250 people stopped by the Berkshire Hills Country Club on Thursday for the 2015 Berkshire Career Fair, but they weren't all looking for jobs. 
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Rat population on rise in the Berkshires, pest control companies report
03/05/2015 06:06 AM EST - 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.

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COMMUNITY
Pittsfield: Landlords to hold monthly meeting

Pittsfield Landlords to hold monthly meeting The Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 17, at Zucchini's Restaurant. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, March 4

Wednesday, March 4 7:15 a.m.: A motor vehicle accident with no personal injury is reported on East Street. Full Story
EDUCATION
(Jenn Smith — the Berkshire Eagle)
Financial Literacy: 'MoneyIsland' teaches Stearns fifth-graders about personal finance

PITTSFIELD - Kids and adults alike have money on their minds, but when it comes to navigating the seas of spending, saving, sharing and investment opportunities, it can be, for some people, unchartered waters. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Berkshire tourism funds would be slashed under Gov. Charlie Baker's budget plan

03/05/2015 08:32 PM EST
Gov. Charlie Baker wants to nearly eliminate direct state funding for the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and other regional tourism centers, starting this summer. 
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Update: New Shakespeare & Company leader Rick Dildine abruptly resigns
03/05/2015 07:55 PM EST - LENOX >> In an unexpected shakeup that stunned insiders at Shakespeare & Company, the theater's new executive director and president resigned suddenly on Thursday to return to his previous position in St. Full Story

Williams College celebrates the 300th anniversary of namesake's birth
03/05/2015 06:36 PM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> Col. Ephraim Williams Jr. sensed trouble lay ahead. The French and Indian War was raging and he was in command of 1,200 men as part of the Massachusetts Bay provincial army in July 1755. Full Story

Pittsfield bust: Springfield man allegedly caught with drugs, cash
03/05/2015 06:35 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A Springfield man is being held on $25,000 bail after a traffic stop and search of his hotel room netted police about $3,200 worth of drugs and a large amount of cash. Full Story

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District considers restructuring
03/05/2015 05:51 PM EST - ADAMS >> As odd as it may sound, Cheshire Elementary could have kids from Adams while Cheshire students roam the halls of C. Full Story

MCLA president picked: Trustees tap Greg Summers from University of Wisconsin
03/05/2015 07:39 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> Greg Summers has been selected to be the next president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Full Story

Indigo Girls to headline expanded Lenox Memorial Day Races
03/05/2015 03:16 PM EST - LENOX — As a high-energy jolt to the area's summer pop music scene, the Tanglewood grounds will host an expanded, two-day music festival over Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with the 6th annual the Memorial Day Races. Full Story

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Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen. Full Story
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Update: Harrison Ford plane crash injuries 'moderate'; engine failure cited

The “Star Wars” actor crash-landed a small vintage plane on a Venice Beach golf course. Reports say he was taken to a hospital with bloody gashes on his head.