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Former Pittsfield Cub to Appear at Baseball Museum

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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Former Pittsfield Cub star Bryan House will be “Talkin’ Baseball” at the Baseball in the Berkshires museum at the Berkshire Mall on Saturday, Feb. 16.
 
The former pro will meet and greet attendees and sign autographs free of charge as part of the museum’s Talkin’ Baseball program.
 
Attendees also will be able to have their picture taken with House, who will appear from 3 to 4 p.m.
 
The museum is located in the Berkshire Mall.
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Lanesborough's King Elmer Treated for Broken Limbs

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

The break can be seen in the center, where a hole in the trunk allowed a family of raccoons to take up residence last year. 
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — King Elmer lost part of his crown this week.
 
Once the tallest elm in Massachusetts, the more than 250-year-old tree is now missing at least 10 foot section from his topmost branches from a combination of a weak trunk and winds from Tropical Storm Isaias that blew through the region Tuesday.
 
"It is 107 feet and I think that was part of the highest section," said James Neureuther, chairman of the Lanesborough Tree and Forest Committee. "It's probably a little shorter than it was now. It'd be hard to know but we may have lost 10 feet."
 
That, he noted, was like losing a whole tree.
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