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  1. Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Berkshire Eagle

    AMHERST, MASS. >> The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts.

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  2. Amherst settles police conduct lawsuit with activistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Berkshire Eagle

    AMHERST, MASS. >> The town of Amherst has agreed to pay $5,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a longtime activist with a penchant for legal action who alleged he was roughed up by officers in 2012.

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  3. More pushback over proposed medical marijuana dispensary in LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Berkshire Eagle

    LEE >> A small, vocal group view a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in town as a gateway to recreational pot use, which is on the statewide ballot in the fall, and to more crime. Several residents - including Lee Police Chief Jeffrey Roosa - told the Select Board on Tuesday night they believe Mass Alternative Care is setting itself up for retail sales of marijuana, if the Massachusetts electorate approves it Nov. 8. Four years ago, voters legalized the cultivation and sale of marijuana products for treatment of pain and a number of chronic medical conditions.

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  4. Pay equity bill sails through state houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at helping ensure pay equity between men and women in the workplace. The bill approved unanimously Thursday would bar employers from discriminating based on gender when it comes to wages and other compensation.

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  5. North Adams: UMass professor to lecture at MCLARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Leadership Academy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a lecture by Sut Jhally, "The Crisis of Whiteness in the Age of the Black Presidency," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the MCLA campus. Jhally is a professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation.

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  6. Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Lee business parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Berkshire Eagle

    Springfield-based Mass Alternative Care Inc. is negotiating to buy two lots totaling 4 acres within the commercial development off Route 102 from the Lee Community Development Corp, according to company representatives. During a Lee Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night, Collins said the marijuana grown at a yet-to-be constructed facility in Chicopee will be sold there, as well as in Amherst and Lee.

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  7. Former W.E.B. Du Bois church for sale; visitors center envisionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, former church of W.E.B. Du Bois and one of the most historically significant churches in Berkshire County, is up for sale. Supporters of the church are hoping to find a "sympathetic" buyer who would be willing to purchase the church and allow the development of a visitors center there.

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  8. Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: MIAA should look to Wahconah Park for potential future finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Wahconah Park was rocking Monday. It felt more like a Pittsfield Suns playoff game than a high school game.

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  9. Many Berkshire County teams still alive in high school's postseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    There are six baseball games, a softball game, and three tennis matches on today's calendar. Baseball and softball finals are scheduled for Saturday, while tennis finals are either Thursday or Friday and lacrosse finals are Friday.

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  10. UMass lab steps up tick testing effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases that could possibly be passed on is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear. The Laboratory of Medical Zoology in Amherst is partnering with about two dozen towns in the state to offer discounted tick testing that lab director Steve Rich said can help treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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  11. UMass lab steps up tick testing effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases that could possibly be passed on is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear. The Laboratory of Medical Zoology in Amherst is partnering with about two dozen towns in the state to offer discounted tick testing that lab director Steve Rich said can help treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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  12. New report questioning enrollment, capital trends knocked by University of MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> Rapid growth in enrollment and capital spending at the University of Massachusetts may be coming at the expense of the system's mission of serving in-state students, according to a new study. The Pioneer Institute study calls for tuition increase for out-of-state students.

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  13. On "This American Life," NPR's Ira Glass creates little movies for radioRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    "This American Life" creator, producer and contributor Ira Glass says it took him a while to get used to touring and talking about the show before large groups of people. Now, he says, he has a lot of fun.

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  14. ACLU: More than 24,000 cases affected by Massachusetts drug lab sandalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> More than 24,000 drug cases were likely affected by a Massachusetts drug evidence scandal more than four years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday. The civil rights group said the revised estimate, down from more than 40,000 cases, was based on information provided by prosecutors in the ongoing Supreme Judicial Court case seeking to resolve fallout from the scandal.

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  15. Ex-Massachusetts chemist high at work for 8 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> A former Massachusetts chemist was high on drugs almost every day for the nearly eight years she worked at an Amherst drug lab, according to an investigative report released by the state attorney general.

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  16. State Historical Commission honors two recently restored Pittsfield buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Old Athenaeum at 44 Bank row is now home to the Probate Court and the Registry of deeds. The 1876 building was designed by William Appleton Potter and commissioned by Thomas Allen.

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  17. Police: 3 men charged in burglary at UMass-Amherst dormitoryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    AMHERST, MASS. >> Two students and a third man have been charged with breaking into a University of Massachusetts Amherst dorm room over the weekend. 1 comment

  18. Howard Herman: UMass football staying in FBSRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    The news might have been nothing more than a blip on the sports radar screen in a normal week. But when the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate brought up the idea of dropping football entirely or scaling it back, the discussion caught my eye because of what happened out west.

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  19. College roundup: Williams softball takes Little Three title with win over AmherstRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    It is tradition that the bells above Lasell Gymnasium are rung when Williams clinches a Little Three championship. They were heard loud and clear when Williams clinched the softball title with a 6-3 win over Amherst.

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  20. College roundup: MCLA baseball defeats ElmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    NORTH ADAMS >> The last time the MCLA baseball team won a game, it was sunny and in the 70s. Of course, that was in Florida.

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