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Pittsfield's African American community celebrates Kwanzaa

Pittsfield's African American community celebration all about believing in change
PITTSFIELD >> Pastor Akilah Edgerton stood at the head of the room and, to the delight of onlookers, delivered the sermon she promised she wouldn't as the city celebrated its ninth annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield police blotter for Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23

Monday, Dec. 22 4:54 a.m. Police respond to Tanner Street for an emergency medical call. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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Pittsfield Rye Bakery cooks up savings with solar array

South Street business will generate 98 percent of its energy with panels
PITTSFIELD >> Some companies dabble in solar energy, but Pittsfield Rye Bakery has embraced the environmentally friendly technology in a major way. Full Story
SPORTS
Soccer in MVP's blood

Wahconah's Boino comes from family, community that loves the game
DALTON >> There can be no doubt that Dalton is a sports town. In the fall, it basically comes down to football or soccer. Full Story
To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion. Full Story