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    Western Mass. missing?
    Should Gov.-elect Baker s transition team have more Western Mass members?
     Yes
     No
    (Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Girls in DCF care pampered during Stockbridge spa day

    STOCKBRIDGE -- When Amanda arrived at Seven Salon Spa on Monday morning, she was swiftly whisked away into the chair of stylist Collette Villetto. The 14-year-old was unsure what to expect. "Where I live, it's in the middle of nowhere, so I don't get out much," Amanda said. Amanda was among seven girls in care of the state Department of Children & Families invited on Monday to take part in special spa day to celebrate the holidays.

    Photo Gallery | A 'Holiday' at Seven Salon Spa

    Editor's note: In cooperation with the request of DCF, the full names and faces of the children involved in this story have been withheld for their protection and privacy. 
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    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Friday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Dec. 22

    Friday, Dec. 19 12:30 a.m. An unwanted subject is reported at the Wilson Project on Memorial Drive. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Berkshire Theater Group honors Feigenbaums at Pittsfield's Colonial Theater

    PITTSFIELD - An hour before the Sunday matinee, cast members of Colonial Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" helped unveil a new sign over the main entrance.

    Photo Gallery | The Feigenbaum Center unveiling at The Colonial Theater

    Video | Silent Night performed at the unveiling of Feigenbaum Center

    Video | 'A Christmas Carol' cast performs at Feigenbaum Center unveiling  Full Story

    SPORTS
    (Bill Kostroun — Associated Press)
    Patriots edge Jets to clinch first-round bye

    New England makes key plays in fourth quarter to edge Jets in possible home finale for Ryan
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. >> Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Bill Kostroun — Associated Press)
    Patriots edge Jets to clinch first-round bye

    New England makes key plays in fourth quarter to edge Jets in possible home finale for Ryan
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. >> Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. Full Story
    Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
    (Al Powers/Al Powers/Invision/AP)
    Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise. Full Story