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Marijuana arrests in Adams: ADAMS -- Gary Wandrei and Chandra Bourelle, 30 and 28, were arrested with 46 grams of marijuana at their Victory Street residence Friday. Adams Police Det. Lawrence Ordyna said the arrests came following a two-year investigation.
Here we thaw again: John Hockridge, of New England Weather Associates, analyzes the area's storm-thaw winter weather that's prevailed thus far this season.
School committee crunches numbers: NORTH ADAMS -- McCann School Committee members approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2014 with little discussion at a meeting Thursday night.
Fiscal 2014 budget heads to next step: ADAMS -- Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District has sent forward a proposed fiscal 2014 budget of $73,681 which could be approved at their next meeting.
Behind the man behind the mask: AMHERST -- Batman may be one of the most famous fictional characters around, but if you ask most people who created him, they'll probably only get the answer half-right. With his new picture book, author Marc Tyler Nobleman hopes to correct that.
Nobleman will appear at the Eric Carle Museum on Saturday, at 1 p.m.