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Wayfair accepting online job applications for Pittsfield call center
PITTSFIELD Days after announcing its plan to bring a call center to the city, Wayfair has begun accepting job applications for a variety of positions.The company is expected to bring 300 jobs
Dec 15 9:51PM BE Local News

Williamstown zoning tweak aims to expand housing options
WILLIAMSTOWN Efforts to create new housing options in Williamstown will be described at a public session next month.Proposed changes to the town's zoning bylaw are designed to diversify
Dec 15 7:27PM BE Local News

Program teaching Berkshire students how to beat bullying, other conflicts to the punch
PITTSFIELD It was only a role-playing scenario, but students at Herberg Middle School said it was "very realistic." Without warning, Soufiane Magdoul went up to his seventh-grade classmate,
Dec 15 5:48PM BE Local News

At the Community Police Academy: Special response and sniffing out crime
Editor's note: This is the latest installment in a series of columns by Eagle reporter Amanda Drane, who is attending this year's Community Police Academy. The six-session program offers a window
Dec 15 5:27PM BE Local News

National News
Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach
BEIJING (AP) While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.
Dec 16 4:57AM AP

Gathering in Strasbourg remembers victims of market attack
PARIS (AP) A memorial is being held at a square in the eastern French city of Strasbourg to remember the four people who were shot dead and the dozens who were wounded by a gunman several days ago.
Dec 16 10:14AM AP

Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
JERUSALEM (AP) The Israeli military says it has exposed a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon.
Dec 16 8:55AM AP

Cuban artists fear crackdown after Tania Bruguera arrest
Bruguera and two others were planning protests over Decree 349, a 'dystopian' new law that will forbid artists to practise without a government licence Three Cuban artists including Tania Bruguera have gone on hunger strike in protest at a new law that will require all artists and musicians to apply for government-issued licences. Described by Amnesty International as dystopian, the law, Decree 349, is expected to be ratified this month by Miguel Daz-Canel, the country's president. Bruguera, whose work currently fills the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern, was taken by police from her home in the Cuban capital on Monday morning ahead of a planned demonstration outside the ministry of culture.
Dec 6 5:00AM Guardian-Cuba

Local Features
What's playing at the movies, Dec. 14
AQUAMAN (PG13)Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt. With Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson. 2 hours,
Dec 13 8:33PM BE Movie Reviews

Evryman retreats keep returning to the Berkshires
SHEFFIELD In December 2016, a movement started at Race Brook Lodge.More than two dozen men gathered with the deceptively difficult task of sharing their feelings, but through a series of
Dec 15 1:03PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Society needs you to try': What does equity in education mean?
SPRINGFIELD Olivia Boadi and Karolyn Burgos are two ambitious sophomores at Springfield Technical Community College. Both graduated from Springfield area high schools. Both have been making
Dec 3 9:24PM BE Mass Schools

Our Opinion: Wayfair's choice of the Berkshires a benefit to all
Normally, hometown ties are grist for poetry, prose and song. In a thrilling development for Pittsfield and the Berkshires, however, they are also partially responsible for 300 solid new jobs and
Dec 15 2:12PM BE Editorial

Community Sources
FIELD NOTES: The science behind 'deer season'
MassWildlife is seeing an uptick in the number of hunters whose primary motivation is knowing where their food is coming from: eating locally.
Dec 16 5:07AM Berkshire Edge

North Adams City Council Approves Return To Police, Fire Chief Titles
The North Adams, Massachusetts city council voted to restore the titles of fire and police chief to the departments' leaders.
Dec 14 8:00PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

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Farmer who sent earnings to PMO in protest asked to make online transfer
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Dec 12 9:17AM

'Downton Abbey,' Oprah and More: 7 Things to Know in Pop Culture This Week
What you need to know from this week's TV, music and movie news.
Dec 14 8:30PM NYTimes - Movies

EXCLUSIVE: Natalia Vodianova and LuisaViaRoma Throw Fabulous Fund Fair in London
The former model first launched her foundation Naked Heart in 2004; since then, she has raised more than 40 million euros across the U.S., U.
Dec 14 11:43PM WWD-Fashion

Holiday cheers: 10 unique eggnog drinks you need to know about
Holiday cheers: 10 unique eggnog drinks you need to know about Bartenders and restaurateurs across America are kicking off the holiday season with one-of-a-kind eggnog-inspired cocktails, milkshakes and beers. Catherine Smith Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Dec 15 12:00AM Best Travel Destinations

In Deal Totaling $3.7 Billion, Merck Buys Animal Health Company Antelliq
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Dec 15 6:51AM BioSpace

Just showing our work isn't enough
In 2019, I'll be asking myself one question about everything I do: Is this work core, edge, or fringe? Core work is everything that goes into the central product of a newsroom. For most online and print organizations, that's people-reporting distilled into text-based stories (or audio- or video-based stories), along with delivery of those stories..
Dec 14 6:53PM Nieman Journalism Lab

Your Money Adviser: Of a Certain Age? You May Need to Withdraw Money From a Retirement Account
The government requires people to start taking a certain amount of cash, known as a required minimum distribution, at 70. A formula determines how much.
Dec 14 10:23PM NYTimes - Your Money

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
Dec 14 9:00PM AP