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Pittsfield police blotter for Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23

Monday, Dec. 22 4:54 a.m. Police respond to Tanner Street for an emergency medical call. Full Story
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Berkshire ski slopes see improving conditions despite warmth, rain

Area resorts report multiple trails open for holiday skiiers and snowboarders
Despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a recent bout of rain, area ski slopes have multiple trails open for holiday skiers and are looking forward to the return of colder weather — prime snowmaking conditions — by early next week. Full Story
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All-Eagle volleyball: Sophomore Williams earns MVP honors

Ability to set up teammates for kills a key to Lee's big season
LEE >> The only sophomore on the All-Eagle volleyball team from this fall is Lee's Kendra Williams. Full Story
Lenox to host talks on enhancing use of open spaces
LENOX >> A vision for enhancing public access to the town's extensive holdings of open recreational spaces will be the prime topic of a "Community Conversation" presented by the Lenox Land Trust on Monday evening. Full Story

Campus Notes: Area students named to Keene State College dean's list

Keene State College in Keene, N.H., has named the following students to the fall 2014 dean's list: Kyle Bailey of Glendale; Elizabeth Christian of East Otis; Madeline Gaskill of Williamstown; Joseph Jowett of Pownal, Vt. Full Story
(Emily Amsler/AP)
Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped. Full Story
(John Locher/AP)
Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above. Full Story