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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
    Shima Boutique to close North Adams storefront; shift to online-only sales
    NORTH ADAMS >> Shima Boutique — an infant and toddler clothing and toys shop on Eagle Street — will shift to an online-only store after the holiday shopping season, according to a message posted Thursday on the store's Facebook page. 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
    Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

    GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Full Story