The Interview
Should Sony Pictures release The Interview ?
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(Jenn Smith — The Berkshire Eagle)
Pittsfield students learn to pay it forward through The Giving Project

PITTSFIELD >> The Giving Project is growing. Inspired by a lesson introduced about eight years ago by Teresa Bills, a fifth-grade teacher at Craneville Elementary School in Dalton, the "pay it forward" classroom program has since been adopted by two Pittsfield schools. 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
LOCAL NEWS
Pittsfield gets boost in grant funding to fight youth violence

PITTSFIELD - A boost in Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant funding for 2015 will allow the city to expand its efforts to combat youth violence and gang activity. Full Story
SPORTS
(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
Second-quarter surge leads Wahconah boys hoops to win at Lee

Parrott, Boino lead the way to victory
LEE >> For the second time in a week, the Wahconah and Lee boys met on the basketball court. Full Story
Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday. Full Story
(Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)
Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. Full Story