• 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)
    Solid starts for three Taconic swimmers in season opener

    Campbell, Fiorini, Rochelo win two events each at YMCA pool, but Mount Anthony takes team victories
    PITTSFIELD >> It was a good day for Taconic senior swimmers Gillian Campbell and Hailey Fiorini. 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
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    Film students to play role in Academy Awards show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Full Story