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New gas hookups frozen in more Western Mass. communities BOSTON — As proposals to build new pipelines and related infrastructure meet opposition from community leaders and environmental activists across Massachusetts, gas companies have frozen new …
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Chester activist plans hunger strike to compel abuse report response from Vatican

A Western Massachusetts man says he will stop eating until the Vatican acknowledges it received pleas for help from local families riven by clergy sexual abuse. Olan Horne of Chester, one of the …

Richmond, West Stockbridge weigh possibility of shared administrator WEST STOCKBRIDGE — With the upcoming retirement of West Stockbridge Town Administrator Mark Webber, leaders in that community and neighboring Richmond are exploring a potential agreement to …
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Kids in the kitchen: School vacation snacking "I'm hungry!" "There's nothing to eat!" After school, weekends, school vacations, snow days, if the kids are home, they're looking for something to eat. What seem to be insatiable appetites are not …
Da Vinci is on the move at the Berkshire Museum PITTSFIELD — To say that Leonardo da Vinci was a visionary is an understatement that nevertheless helps explain why, hundreds of years after his death, the world continues to discuss his …

The lure of the trail

FLORIDA — "Nick, are you going to start rounding 'em up?"Florida Mountaineers Secretary Tim Keating was hovering over a deck of cards and a slow cooker filled with pulled pork when he asked his …

Akram Khan brings 'XENOS' to Williams College WILLIAMSTOWN — Akram Khan Company is scheduled to perform "XENOS," a portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war, 8 p.m. Thursday at Williams College's '62 …
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Who says 'Jeopardy!' isn't a team sport?

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Glance around the "Jeopardy!" set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power.There's Brad Rutter, …

Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes PARIS — Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday at the age around 85, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of …
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