• The Berkshire Eagle - 11/22/2014 02:47 PM EST
    Thanksgiving Day Shopping
    Will you go to Vermont or New York to shop on Thanksgiving Day?
    (Paul Kapteyn — Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Via AP)
    Pay hike due for governor, other top politicians?

    In the next session, Baker, Legislature must decide whether to back increases
    BOSTON >> Among the many decisions Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and the next Legislature could face is a potentially awkward one: Whether to back a salary hike for the state's chief executive and other top elected officials. Full Story
    Pittsfield Police log: Thursday, Nov. 20

    Thursday, Nov. 20 12:52 a.m. A loud music disturbance is reported on Lincoln Street. Full Story
    (Stephanie Zollshan The Berkshire Eagle)
    Friends of St. Mary's plan to oversee redevelopment of former Pittsfield church

    PITTSFIELD >> About three dozen people took part Friday afternoon in a tour of former St. Mary the Morningstar Church, which was sponsored by a citizen group hoping to save the building for reuse. Full Story
    (Stephanie Zollshan)
    Live blog: MIAA state football semifinals

    Pittsfield, McCann Tech play at 11 a.m.; Wahconah plays at 2 p.m.
    Live coverage of the MIAA state football semifinals. Full Story
    Third-period goal gives Williams College a win in hockey home opener

    Jarrett's goal midway through final period decides game as Ephs improve to 2-0-1
    WILLIAMSTOWN >> It was Senior Night at Lansing Chapman Rink on Friday, so it seemed only fitting that a pair of Williams College seniors helped the Ephs win their home opener. Full Story
    Need for donations spikes for Northern Berkshire Santa Fund
    NORTH ADAMS >> After the loss of several hundred jobs with the closing of the former North Adams Regional Hospital and other local layoffs, the number of folks needing a little help from the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is expected to spike this year. Full Story

    City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Full Story
    Woman on "My Five Wives" accuses father of abuse

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah. Full Story