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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 Wednesday, Dec. 17

Wednesday, Dec. 17 12:18 a.m. An activated fire alarm is reported at the Wendell House Apartments on Wendell Avenue Extension. 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
NYC man gets 2 years in jail for North Adams home invasion, assault
PITTSFIELD >> A New York City man has been sentenced to two years in jail for his role in a 2013 home invasion and assault in North Adams. Full Story

 
 
COUNTY NOTES
Florida: Senior Center sponsoring Ottawa, Thousand Islands trip

Florida Canadian bus trip offered for seniors The Florida Senior Center invites seniors throughout Berkshire County, Vermont and New York to join them on their next Diamond Tours bus trip to Ottawa, Canada, and the Thousand Islands from June 5 to 9, 2015. Full Story
Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. Full Story
(Richard Drew/AP)
New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center is evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. Full Story