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Pittsfield's African American community celebrates Kwanzaa

Pittsfield's African American community celebration all about believing in change
PITTSFIELD >> Pastor Akilah Edgerton stood at the head of the room and, to the delight of onlookers, delivered the sermon she promised she wouldn't as the city celebrated its ninth annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday. 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
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Pittsfield Rye Bakery cooks up savings with solar array

South Street business will generate 98 percent of its energy with panels
PITTSFIELD >> Some companies dabble in solar energy, but Pittsfield Rye Bakery has embraced the environmentally friendly technology in a major way. Full Story
SPORTS
Soccer in MVP's blood

Wahconah's Boino comes from family, community that loves the game
DALTON >> There can be no doubt that Dalton is a sports town. In the fall, it basically comes down to football or soccer. Full Story
Full liquor license in hand, North Adams store now selling spirits
NORTH ADAMS >> After a months-long battle to acquire a full liquor license — one that pitted small retailers against it — the largest alcohol seller in North County has begun selling spirits. Full Story

 
 
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Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped. Full Story
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Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above. Full Story