(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Make me wanna shout!: 'Animal House' cast and crew share memories at the Mahaiwe

04/27/2015 12:50 PM EDT
GREAT BARRINGTON — On Saturday night, "Animal House" director John Landis confirmed that, yes, his 1978 low-budget movie about frat life almost didn't get made.

Photo Gallery | 'Animal House' Reunion

Video | 'Animal House' reunion at Mahaiwe Theater Full Story

Volunteers clean up Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington
04/26/2015 09:55 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — Heather Cupo has been volunteering to clean up and enhance the Housatonic River Walk for nearly 20 years, and she's not alone.

Photo Gallery | Housatonic River Walk Earth Day Workday Full Story

COMMUNITY
Clarksburg: Kindergarten screening slated April 30

Clarksburg Elementary School will conduct kindergarten screenings from 9 to 11 a. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police log for Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26

Friday, April 24 7:29 a.m.: A report of a burglar alarm at Lee Bank on North Street. Full Story
EDUCATION
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Wahconah's inaugural 'Reality Day' teaches teens about true costs of living

From loans to groceries, teens see real costs of living
DALTON — When thinking about their futures, Wahconah Regional High School juniors Greer Hines and Ally Brown had planned on going to college, getting jobs, having things like cars and homes. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Downing named MassAccess' Legislator of the Year

04/27/2015 04:21 PM EDT
SPRINGFIELD >> Sen. Benjamin B. Downing has been named Massachusetts Community Media Inc. 
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Berkshire Museum screening includes discussion of green burial
04/27/2015 02:58 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Cancer chose to take Clark Wang's life, but Clark Wang chose a final resting place that left him at peace with the Earth. Full Story

Quiz: How much do you know about transgender issues?
04/27/2015 02:42 PM EDT - Bruce Jenner's interview is helping to raise transgender awareness. Here are eight illuminating questions about transgender. Full Story

A therapeutic day on horseback at Wedgewood Stables
04/27/2015 06:46 AM EDT - LANESBOROUGH — For all of her 12 years, Natalie LeRoux of Williamstown has had chronic asthma. Not fun.

Except, she explains, when she rides a horse.

Photo Gallery | Equus Therapeutic hosts open schooling Gymkhana Full Story

Mount Everett Higgs Bots return from FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships
04/26/2015 02:48 PM EDT - ST. LOUIS >> The Mount Everett Higgs Bots fell short of the playoffs but came away long on experience following their debut at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship title. Full Story

Greylock Glen: Chemical treatments resume in battle against invasive plant species
04/27/2015 06:44 AM EDT - ADAMS — Polatin Ecological Services has resumed chemical treatments at the Greylock Glen in an effort to knock back stubborn invasive species. Full Story

Windsor to vote on WiredWest bonding, $1.94 million budget
04/26/2015 11:45 AM EDT - WINDSOR >> Annual town meeting voters on May 4 will act on a $1.94 million spending plan for fiscal 2016 that requires an assessment nearly $70,000 lower than the current budget year. Full Story

(AP)
Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage. Full Story