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    Peg Lynch dubbed ‘the lady who invented sitcom'

    09/18/2014 09:54 PM EDT
    BECKET --

    When Peg Lynch wrote her first three-minute husband-and-wife radio dialog in 1938, she had no idea she was launching a life-long career in radio and television. Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Time to prepare for first frost
    09/18/2014 01:14 PM EDT - Writing a gardening column at this time of year can be unnerving, especially when the deadline is almost a week before it appears in print. Full Story

    Know-It-All to the rescue
    09/18/2014 01:11 PM EDT -

    Q: I have been watching reruns of "Emergency!" Is Randolph Mantooth still alive? -- C.L., Los Angeles  Full Story

    Go Green: New state commercial food waste ban in effect Oct. 1
    09/18/2014 01:06 PM EDT -

    The Massachusetts commercial food waste disposal ban will go into effect on Oct. 1. The Center for EcoTechno logy administers the Re cyc lingWorks in Massa chu setts, a state Depart ment of Environmental Protection program that helps businesses divert waste and comply with waste bans. Full Story

    Short Answers: A little more respect, please
    09/18/2014 01:06 PM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    'Rock Angel' author finds inner rockstar for novel
    09/12/2014 09:29 AM EDT -

    HANCOCK -- Publishing her debut adult novel was a bit of a Cinderella story for Jeanne Bogino -- library director of the New Lebanon Library by day, writer in her Hancock home by night.  Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Early leaf drop due to many factors
    09/12/2014 09:32 AM EDT -

    So many tree leaves have been changing color and dropping of lately that one would think Jack Frost has inadvertently flipped his calendar to October. Though Jack has a reputation for being mischievous and a bit careless, he is not at fault. Yet, why all the leaf drop?  Full Story

    Short Answers: Mom puts down middle-aged child
    09/12/2014 09:31 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    Thom Smith: Take a walk in the woods and learn
    09/12/2014 09:23 AM EDT - 'You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: 'Grawlix' replaces obscenity
    09/12/2014 09:30 AM EDT - Q: I have been reading newspaper cartoons since I was a kid. I'm now a senior citizen, and I still turn to the comic strips first. Full Story

    (Koji Sasahara/AP)
    The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
    (Jason DeCrow/AP)
    Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

    ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. Full Story