• Trio of upstate casinos gets nods - 12/17/2014 06:16 PM EST
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    Gambling
    Are you more likely to gamble at a casino in Springfield or New York state?
     Springfield
     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
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    $4.7 million renewal of Pittsfield Common on First Street celebrated by state and local officials

    PITTSFIELD - Once a wasteland considered for a city burial ground years ago, The Common on First Street has renewed life for decades to come.

    Photo Gallery | Pittsfield Common Rededicated 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
    Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story
    (Jeff Scheid/AP)
    Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons. Full Story