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    Gambling
    Are you more likely to gamble at a casino in Springfield or New York state?
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     New York state
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Berkshire Regional Transit Authority gives donated goods to Soldier On

    PITTSFIELD - In a conference room at the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority were three, 8-foot tables filled — at times double-stacked — with canned/boxed food, beverages, toiletries, clothing and even a jigsaw puzzle.

    Photo Gallery | BRTA collects food for Soldier On Full Story

    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Tuesday, Dec. 16

    Tuesday, Dec. 16 12:36 a.m. A motor vehicle accident with no personal injury is reported at Lincoln and Cherry streets. 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
    (Matthew Sprague - The Berkshire Eagle)
    Wahconah hockey beats Taconic for first win of season, 7-3

    Warriors score four times in first period to take control
    PITTSFIELD >> Wahconah coach Don Disbrow sees hockey as a game of mistakes. Full Story
    Shima Boutique to close North Adams storefront; shift to online-only sales
    NORTH ADAMS >> Shima Boutique — an infant and toddler clothing and toys shop on Eagle Street — will shift to an online-only store after the holiday shopping season, according to a message posted Thursday on the store's Facebook page. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Pittsfield: Pianists to perform winter concert

    Pittsfield Pianists to perform winter concert The Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield will present a winter concert featuring jazz pianist Bob Shepherd and classical pianist Paul Celebi at 4 p. Full Story
    Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

    GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Full Story
    (Monique Jaques/AP)
    Piper Perabo is a world traveler thanks to 'Covert Affairs'

    NEW YORK (AP) — On TV's "Covert Affairs," Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she's traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots. Full Story