The largest holiday light display in New England will continue after Christmas, as Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield observes its 20th season.
The displays made up of a total of more than 650,000 lights along a three-mile drive through Springfield’s largest park will remain up through January 4th. As an added attraction there will be craft making for children and on New Year’s Eve free noisemakers, hats and tiaras will be given out. Judy Matt, president of Spirit of Springfield, which runs the show said it has become a holiday tradition for many families.
“The Interview” opened nationwide in 300 theaters Christmas Day. Moviegoers who flocked to see the picture apparently were more interested in the world drama the film produced than the movie itself.
Some who saw "The Interview" in New York City told local media they felt it was their "patriotic duty" to do so - the Seth Rogen - James Franco film pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony originally canceled the premiere after a hack attack and terrorist threats against U.S. theaters.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has revised its list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which is used to focus conservation resources where they're most urgently needed. The draft final list contains 372 species.
The list is part of developing the State Wildlife Action Plan, which enables New York to be eligible for federal funding through the State Wildlife Grants Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the NBA, Washington bested New York 102-91 for its 16th loss in 17 games, Oklahoma City beat San Antonio 114-106, Miami beat Cleveland 101-91 to spoil LeBron James’ return to his former home arena, Chicago topped the Lakers 113-93, and it was the Clippers over Golden State 100-86.