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(Photo courtesy of The Mill Children Project)
Help identify ‘the Mill children' of Adams

Famed child labor photographer Lewis Hine's images of mill workers as young at 6 spurred the nation's first child labor laws in the early 20th century. Hine's roughly 5,000 images portrayed a generation of American youth bound to hard and at times dangerous labor, little education, marginal nutrition, little pay and little chance of getting out. While he identified hundreds of mill children in his photos, he curiously did not identify most of the youngsters working in mills in Northern Berkshire County. Full Story

This video, which features the former Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co. in Adams, is provided courtesy of the Adams Historical Society.

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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
Turkish author Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died. Full Story