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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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Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin. Full Story
Songwriter injured in California crash; motorcyclist killed

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" has been critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.