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Stop & Shop stores nearly empty as strike takes toll
The berkshire eagle Outside the Stop & Shop in North Adams late Wednesday morning, a steady stream of passing motorists blared their car horns in support of roughly a dozen picketing workers. But
Apr 17 9:24PM BerkEagle Local News

Countdown set to begin on Sweet Brook closure or appeal
WILLIAMSTOWN -- A Williamstown nursing home that was recently ordered to close due to deficiencies in care is expected to receive official notice soon about why its license is being revoked. The ..
Apr 17 5:39PM BerkEagle Local News

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition offering recovery coach training
NORTH ADAMS As part of an effort to build a recovery community in Northern Berkshire, the Beacon Recovery Community Center is sponsoring the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy.This five-day
Apr 17 9:33PM BerkEagle Local News

New Marlborough voters to decide fate of marijuana businesses at annual town meeting
NEW MARLBOROUGH Residents let it be known at a special town election that they don't want any of the eight legalized marijuana businesses in their town. In order to officially keep the
Apr 17 9:15PM BerkEagle Local News

National News
Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines
BEIJING (AP) Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.
Apr 18 5:38AM AP

Pope celebrates Holy Thursday ahead of foot-washing ritual
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass, made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral.
Apr 18 9:12AM AP

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.
Apr 18 9:00AM AP

For me, it was everything': the trailblazing school for trans people | Natalie Alcoba
At 15, bigotry drove Viviana Gonzalez from school. Decades on, a dedicated school in Buenos Aires is putting wrong to right Viviana Gonzalez vividly remembers her first day of high school. She was 12, and imagined a future as a doctor, a teacher or an artist.
Apr 16 11:00PM Guardian-Argentina

Local Features
Deficiencies, abuses, impending closure at Sweet Brook nursing home
Since summer of 2017, the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been cited by the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services for a laundry list ...
Apr 17 8:55PM BE Business

Our Opinion: Big Pharma must contribute to opioid crisis fight
Massachusetts provides $266 million in funding for substance abuse treatment, and as that figure is not likely to decline soon, Gov. Baker and the state Legislature want drug companies to help pick
Apr 17 9:24PM BE Editorial

Edward Udel: Trump's hurt feelings hurt Americans
DALTON So pervasive and frequent are incendiary collisions between fact and fabrication in Trump's America that our airspace has become enveloped by thick smoke. This dense atmosphere is the
Apr 17 8:33PM BE Columnists

Letter: 'Be the change" for struggling neighbors
To the editor:One of my heroes once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." This quote from Mahatma Gandhi is often overused and regarded as clich , but I think the reason it resonates
Apr 17 9:39PM BE Letters

Regional News
Police log
Booking Lewiston Garrie Forrester, 66, of 67 Whitney St., Auburn, on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, 10 p.m.
Apr 18 2:23AM Lewiston Sun Journal

Fire destroys South Rumford home
Area firefighters are at the scene of a structure fire at 660 South Rumford Road. . The post Fire destroys South Rumford home appeared first on Lewiston Sun Journal.
Apr 17 2:44PM Lewiston Sun Journal

Community Sources
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT: The Food Bank of Western MA Spring Fundraiser
Hilltown Families and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts have partnered up to offer a chance to win a pair of tickets to their spring fundraiser, Farm to Cocktail, for a PARENTS' NIGHT OUT that supports a good cause! You pay for the sitter, we'll pay for the tickets! Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or a good friend for a night out. To find out how to enter to win, check our weekly eNewsletter which goes out every Thursday morning. Deadline to enter to win: 5/3/19 @ 11:59pm (EST).
Apr 17 4:19PM Community-Hill Town Families

Vermont AG Won't Prosecute Trooper In Shooting
The Vermont Attorney General's office says it will not prosecute a state trooper who shot and wounded a suspect who had fired multiple times at police earlier this year.
Apr 17 9:28PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Topics Beyond News
Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto show
Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.
Apr 17 6:44PM AP

Police Body Camera Video Raises Questions About Shooting Of North Carolina Black Man
In Charlotte, N.C., people continue to protest the police shooting of a black man at a fast-food restaurant parking lot.
Apr 18 9:03AM NPR-Digital Culture

Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.
Apr 17 9:12PM Children's Health

Earth Polo to Lead Ralph Lauren's Sustainability Message
The shirt was produced in partnership with First Mile, an organization that focuses on sustainability and positive social impact.
Apr 18 4:01AM WWD-Fashion

Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture
HONOLULU (AP) Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others.
Apr 18 5:29AM AP

With corgis, chickens, and kitchen reveals, the NYT Cooking Community Facebook group is a happy corner of the internet
Food Instagram can be delicious and inspiring, but its also a little in-your-face. Sometimes a person has had enough of the Instagram flat lay food photography and ?? and ?? and ??. Sometimes a person would like to go to a slightly calmer and homier corner of the food internet, where there are more dogs.
Apr 17 3:51PM Nieman Journalism Lab

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs
NEW YORK (AP) Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.
Apr 17 5:11PM AP

Do You Love Lying In Bed? Get Paid By NASA To Do It For Space Research
Researchers are currently looking for candidates who will stay in bed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 60 straight days for a study on how the body adapts to weightlessness.
Apr 15 12:31AM NPR-Space