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    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Chabad of the Berkshires celebrates the Festival of Lights

    LANESBOROUGH >> Rabbi Levi Volovik climbed a step ladder and proceeded to illuminate the "Menorah of Freedom," while a gathering at the Berkshire Mall sang a Hanukkah prayer. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, Dec. 18

    Thursday, Dec. 18 12:13 a.m. An emergency medical call is received from Sampson Parkway. Full Story
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    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Berkshire Theater Group honors Feigenbaums at Pittsfield's Colonial Theater

    PITTSFIELD >> An hour before the Sunday matinee, cast members of Colonial Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" helped unveil a new sign over the main entrance. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Bill Kostroun — Associated Press)
    Patriots edge Jets to clinch first-round bye

    New England makes key plays in fourth quarter to edge Jets in possible home finale for Ryan
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. >> Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. Full Story
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    (Bill Kostroun — Associated Press)
    Patriots edge Jets to clinch first-round bye

    New England makes key plays in fourth quarter to edge Jets in possible home finale for Ryan
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. >> Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. Full Story
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    Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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    NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling. Full Story