• Know-It-All: Soaring on cloud nine - 10/23/2014 07:55 AM EDT
    (Photo courtesy of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort)
    Who's behind the mask at 13 Nights, Purgatory Road?

    Behind the scenes at 13 Nights and Purgatory Road, local actors work to make you scared for your life
    10/24/2014 07:59 AM EDT
    HANCOCK -; Scaring people is a lot of work. There's more to it than blood, guts and the occasional revving chainsaw. 
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    Light up Halloween with homemade luminaries
    10/24/2014 07:59 AM EDT - This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Full Story

    Know-It-All: Soaring on cloud nine
    10/23/2014 07:55 AM EDT - Q When someone is in a state of euphoria, they might say they are floating on cloud nine. Full Story

    Berkshire haunts host ghost tours for the brave
    10/19/2014 10:34 AM EDT -

    The Berkshires are rife with tales of wandering spirits; spectral beings re-enacting their last moments and homes still inhabited by the lingering spirits of previous owners.  Full Story

    Secret Science Club Science and social converge
    10/17/2014 10:38 AM EDT -

    NORTH ADAMS -- Going on a date has certain conventions, but Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach -- the minds behind the Secret Science Club -- aim to widen those boundaries with their monthly science talk/cocktail social in New York City. Now they're bringing the Secret Science Club to Mass MoCA to drop some science. Full Story

    Book Review: 'Night of the Jaguar' brings revolution alive
    10/17/2014 10:26 AM EDT -

    When a first novel by a local writer crosses the news desk for a review, sometimes my first reaction is: Will I be able to say anything positive about this?  Full Story

    Short Answers: How much time is enough?
    10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: Yhprum's Law makes things work
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    Q: I don't suppose there is anyone who is not familiar with Murphy's Law -- anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Is there an opposite to this law? -- F.R., Globe, Ariz.  Full Story

    Go Green: From organic waste to energy
    10/17/2014 10:35 AM EDT -

    In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTech nology offer advice on easy ways for people -- and businesses -- to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Use fallen leaves for compost
    10/17/2014 10:25 AM EDT - We are a strange lot. We rave about the dazzling and colorful display of fall foliage. Full Story

    Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
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    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

    TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.