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    Gambling
    Are you more likely to gamble at a casino in Springfield or New York state?
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    (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
    Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment

    BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine. Full Story