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    Berkshire religious items allow Mississippi parishioners to rebuild

    NORTH ADAMS >> When congregants at the Annunciation Catholic Church celebrate Christmas Mass in Kiln, Miss., on Thursday, the Berkshires will be there in spirit.

    The church's stained glass windows once adorned St. Francis Assisi in North Adams; its altar graced St. Thomas Aquinas in Adams; its pews once filled St. Mary the Morning Star in Pittsfield and its tabernacle was from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also in Pittsfield.

    Photo Gallery | Berkshire religious items repurposed in Kiln, Miss. Full Story

    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield police blotter for Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23

    Monday, Dec. 22 4:54 a.m. Police respond to Tanner Street for an emergency medical call. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    "The Interview": Controversial film coming to local cinemas

    Hoping to see "The Interview" over the weekend? In North Adams, you might be able to catch the show on the big screen as soon as Christmas Day. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    All-Eagle girls cross country: Lenox's Jourdain is MVP

    2014 MVP helps Lenox finish second in state in first year as a runner
    Unless you asked her, you'd never know that cross country was relatively new to Emma Jourdain this year. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    All-Eagle girls cross country: Lenox's Jourdain is MVP

    2014 MVP helps Lenox finish second in state in first year as a runner
    Unless you asked her, you'd never know that cross country was relatively new to Emma Jourdain this year. Full Story
    Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees. Full Story
    (Ollie Upton/AP)
    'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's founders

    BOSTON (AP) — Don't let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals. Full Story