Let's Try Fusion
Have you dined at or do you plan to dine at the new Da'Koto restaurant?
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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
( Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
In farewell interview, Gov. Deval Patrick covers energy, gambling and more

After Gov. Deval Patrick leaves the Statehouse on Jan. 8, he plans to remain a highly visible presence in the Berkshires as a private citizen. Full Story
SPORTS
(Stephanie Zollshan - The Berkshire Eagle)
Saturday's high schools: Monument Mountain girls hoops rolls past Quaboag

Taconic wrestling wins Franklin Tech Holiday Bash
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Despite a second-quarter lull that saw them score just two points in the frame, the Monument Mountain girls basketball team pulled ahead of, then away from, defending Western Mass. Full Story
(AP)
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
GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader. Full Story