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    A net gain for tourism in Lenox

    09/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT
    LENOX -- Out with the old, in with the new. On the heels of a tourism spurt that put smiles on the faces of many local proprietors, the usual post-summer business departures and arrivals have yielded a net gain for the town’s hospitality-based economy, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ralph Petillo. 
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    MCLA freshmen get acquainted with their new campus digs
    09/01/2014 08:14 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Boston, according to incoming MCLA freshman Steven Stengel, was just getting too small. Full Story

    Gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman confident in his experience
    09/01/2014 10:01 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Steve Grossman believes he has the key experience the Democratic nominee will need to defeat the likely Republican gubernatorial candidate in November. Full Story

    Charles St. John returns to lead Williamstown's First Baptist Church
    09/01/2014 01:22 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- Charles "Chuck" St. John served as the town's finance director and accountant for 27 years before retiring in January of 2012 to take up seminary studies. Full Story

    Hoosac Valley Principal Jeremiah Ames looks forward to new challenge
    09/01/2014 01:21 AM EDT - CHESHIRE -- Jeremiah Ames likes to build things. Ames, owner of Ames Building and Remodeling, has just embarked on a new challenge: building a new school year -- with the help of about 650 students and 63 faculty members. Full Story

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
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    Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Full Story