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County's hockey landscape shrinks again, boosts rosters

The St. Joseph high school program is gone - and the Hennessy League with it, since MIAA-affiliated leagues must have a minimum of four teams. What's left, though, is a trio of county teams that, at season's start, seem to have at least similar, if not better, numbers from seasons past. Full Story
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Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Full Story
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Novelist PD James dies aged 94

LONDON (AP) — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. Full Story