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Move allows Ecu-Health Care to continue serving Northern Berkshire

04/18/2014 06:36 AM EDT
NORTH ADAMS -- The closing of North Adams Regional Hospital hasn't stopped Ecu-Health Care from helping Northern Berkshire County residents access health insurance. 
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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
04/17/2014 02:04 PM EDT - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable spots outside our solar system. "This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock solid," University of California, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, who had no role in the discovery, said in an email. Full Story

COMMUNITY
Williamstown: Berkshire Symphony to perform gala concert

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert at 8 p. Full Story
EDITORS' PICKS
Watch the roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium explode and collapse

The Minnesota Vikings will soon be playing in a brand new stadium. But before the new Minneapolis complex can go up, the team's current facility, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, has to come down. Full Story
EDUCATION
Recess

Meet Book sale to benefit scholarship: A book sale of new and gently used books to benefit the Berkshire Community College Foundation's Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship will be held from 7:30 a. Full Story
 
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NY man had drugs when he impersonated officer, Pittsfield police say

04/18/2014 03:00 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD -- A New York man is facing drug possession and other charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in Pittsfield. 
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Berkshire Hills schools adopt lottery for choice-in students
04/18/2014 02:55 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Choice-in students who hope to enroll in Berkshire Hills Regional School District will now be accepted through a lottery system. Full Story

Berkshire Music School lands $150K grant for upgrades
04/18/2014 01:47 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- The Berkshire Music School is getting a $150,000 boost from the Feigenbaum Foundation to support upgrades to its 19th-century building and administrative costs. Full Story

Electronic billboard proposal in Pittsfield put on hold
04/18/2014 01:06 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A proposal for an electronic billboard on East Street has been put off for now. Full Story

Sullivan Elementary sixth graders deliver Earth Day messages
04/18/2014 08:07 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Visitors to local businesses this week are learning how to "go green" thanks to a group of Sullivan Elementary School students. Full Story

Invasive species beware: Housatonic cleanup aims for more than just junk
04/18/2014 08:12 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- On Saturday, a regiment of volunteers will convene at the Du Bois River Garden Park at Church and River streets at around 9 a.m. and spend much of the day cleaning up the nearby Housatonic River. Full Story

Today in Local History
04/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - Apr. 18 50 years ago today CLARKSBURG -- Prizewinners in the poster contest were announced at the library open house last night at the Briggsville School. Full Story

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Vinyl or vinyls? On eve of Record Store Day, collectors can't seem to agree

Step into a record store any other day of the year, and you'll probably witness something like this: A whippersnapper comes bouncing in, asking if there are any Rolling Stones "vinyls" for sale. The clerk cringes. Older customers roll their eyeballs skyward and skullward. Those beautiful black circles are called records. Or LPs. "Vinyl" is acceptable, but never "vinyls." Full Story