(Photos by Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
A new home for Uncle Beazley: Berkshire Museum loans famed Triceratops model to Berkshire Athenaeum

10/23/2014 06:51 AM EDT
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.

Photo Gallery | Uncle Beazley on the move

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Hadley Overpass surpasses original construction estimates by two years and $6.8 million
10/22/2014 06:14 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Residents here refer to it as the "Berkshires' Big Dig," and now the reconstruction of the Hadley Overpass also now exceeds its projected completion date as well as its initial cost estimate - by $6.8 million. Full Story

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
Pittsfield Police Log for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Wednesday, Oct. 22 12:46 a.m. A domestic incident is reported on McLaughlin Place. Full Story
(Photo courtesy of Reid Middle School)
Reid Middle School holds forum for peace

Students discuss gangs and youth violence along with ways to improve communication, outreach
PITTSFIELD >> City middle school students say they need more support, guidance and activities to help them keep safe and to steer them toward making positive decisions. Full Story


New family film series kicks off in Pittsfield

Screenings to be held at Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield
10/23/2014 03:56 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> A new family film screening series will kick off this Friday after the Pittsfield Halloween Parade. 
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Dalton man gets more than 4 years in federal prison for child porn
10/23/2014 03:56 PM EDT - SPRINGFIELD >> A Dalton man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for downloading and sharing violent and sadistic child pornography. Full Story

Quiz: How much do you know about Halloween?
10/23/2014 02:07 PM EDT - The Day of the Dead draws near, see how much you know about it? Take our quiz to find out. Full Story

BMC gets $3M grant to expand services in Northern Berkshires
10/23/2014 01:00 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Berkshire Medical Center has received a $3 million grant to continue its expansion of health care services in the Northern Berkshires. Full Story

Fugitive couple held without bail on gun charge
10/22/2014 09:12 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Two city residents wanted in New Jersey on gun charges are being held without bail awaiting rendition to that state. Full Story

MBTA chooses Springfield to build new railway cars
10/23/2014 07:56 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Four local financial institutions created a financing package. Full Story

Pittsfield, Clarksburg, Sheffield to share $6.1 million in MassWorks grants
10/23/2014 06:46 AM EDT - Pittsfield, Clarksburg and Sheffield will share $6.1 million in state grants, money to upgrade heavily traveled roads in each community. Full Story

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
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New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U. Full Story
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.