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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
    Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. 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