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Have you dined at or do you plan to dine at the new Da'Koto restaurant?
(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
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
( 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
(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
Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Full Story
Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. Full Story