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In 1964, the property hosted a new Holiday Inn, later a Quality Inn and Econo Lodge and finally the Magnuson Hotel. Now, a major Albany, N.Y., developer is proposing a hotel with 87 rooms and seven three-story residential buildings containing 27 apartments. Will the Lenox zoning board approve the plan?

 

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“Later” has never worked with gun control, columnist Ruth Bass writes this week in the wake of two mass shootings in Virginia. It translates quickly into “never.” The families, of course, need support; but TV interviews indicate that the majority of them want gun control action by the government to stop the massacres. 

Columnist James Brooke writes: "Many people know about the Holodomor, or death by hunger. From 1932-33, the Kremlin carried out an artificial famine that killed about four million Ukrainians. Now, with the first snows falling, Ukrainians face a new threat — 'Kholodomor,' or death by cold."

Police say human remains found at a Boston apartment building earlier this month are those of four infants. Police said Monday that the remains are of two boys and two girls. Officers originally responded to the building Nov. 17 and found what appeared to be human remains. The next day they found more. The Suffolk district attorney’s office previously confirmed that some of the remains were found in a freezer. They were removed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and were determined to be the remains of four infants. Autopsy results are pending. No arrests have been announced and an investigation is ongoing.

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BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ Cerence Inc. (CRNC) on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $230.1 million, after reporting a profit in t…

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The Federal Trade Commission and a handful of states announced settlements Monday with Google and iHeartMedia over misleading radio advertisements about a cellphone. It stems from complaints that Google paid to have radio personalities endorse and talk about their personal experience using the Pixel 4, even though many of them hadn't used the phone. California Attorney General Rob Bonta says the ads ran more than 23,000 times across 10 media markets. Google will pay $9 million. iHeartMedia, the largest owner of radio stations in the country, will pay $400,000. Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas are also involved in the case.

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President Joe Biden's tradition of going out to lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket with his family became mostly about keeping his 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. Every member of the Biden family seemed to be doing whatever they could think of to keep baby Beau happy for a few hours until the tree was lit. The Bidens have been spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket for decades. The day after the turkey dinner, they go out to lunch, browse a bookstore and other shops before they watch the Christmas tree lighting on Main St.

Before arriving in Williamstown, the paintings in "Paint Where It Ain't," by international artist, poet and philanthropist Danny Simmons, is on view in Corridor '62 through Jan. 29, 2023, were seen in major metropolises, at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, and Hudson Guild Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Painted in a style Simmons coined, Neo-African abstract expressionism, the works are imbued with a deep heritage of indigenous art that continues to the present.

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