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Pittsfield's Hotel on North envisioned as a blend of old and new

PITTSFIELD >> The owners of a boutique hotel being built on North Street said on Thursday they hope to retain vintage features of the historic buildings while offering modern conveniences like a spa, gym and a restaurant.

Photo Gallery | Construction tour of Hotel on North Full Story

POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police Log for Wednesday, Dec. 17

Wednesday, Dec. 17 12:18 a.m. An activated fire alarm is reported at the Wendell House Apartments on Wendell Avenue Extension. 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
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Berkshire Battalion wins at Dayton, snapping 3-game skid

DAYTON, OHIO >> The Berkshire Battalion started a weekend road trip by snapping a three-game losing streak Thursday night. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Thursday's high schools: Key 3-pointers lift Greylock boys hoops to win

Hirsch, Shepard hit big shots as Mountie boys beat Hoosac Valley 61-60; McCann earns victory
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock's accuracy from beyond the 3-point line served it well Thursday night. Full Story
NYC man gets 2 years in jail for North Adams home invasion, assault
PITTSFIELD - A New York City man has been sentenced to two years in jail for his role in a 2013 home invasion and assault in North Adams. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Florida: Senior Center sponsoring Ottawa, Thousand Islands trip

Florida Canadian bus trip offered for seniors The Florida Senior Center invites seniors throughout Berkshire County, Vermont and New York to join them on their next Diamond Tours bus trip to Ottawa, Canada, and the Thousand Islands from June 5 to 9, 2015. Full Story
Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. Full Story