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  • Holiday Hours: Labor Day
    Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 5. Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September. Read a history of Labor Day here. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with […]
  • Democratic Senate Candidate Participate in Pittsfield Gazette Debate
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In the second of back-to-back debates for the Democratic state Senate candidates on Monday, the three spent an hour handling questions posed by David Cachat, coordinator of PCTV's CityLink channel.   Not only was the debate, which kicked off at 8:30 p.m. the second that night for the senatorial candidates, but it […]
  • Cheshire Reservoir Cleanup to Resume
    CHESHIRE, Mass. — Solitude Lake Management will return to Cheshire Reservoir and resume weed clean up this week.   Department of Public Works Director Peter LeFebvre told the Selectmen on Tuesday that the water management company will use its harvester to continue clearing the problematic tape weed from the lake.   "They are going to […]
  • Pittsfield Promotes Seven Fire, Police Officers
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven new public safety officers were sworn in on Tuesday to the "most noble professions" in a promotional celebration at City Hall It was the first time such a public event had been held, at least as far as Police Chief Michael Wynn knew. "When we picked the date we certainly didn't […]
  • North Adams Public Works Buildings in Bad Shape
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dirty, dank, deteriorating, demoralizing. That pretty much sums up the conditions for the city's Department of Public Works employees. "The working conditions for our public services people are not good," said Mayor Richard Alcombright. "It's dark, it's dirty, in some cases, I would almost call it unsafe ... "We wouldn't put […]

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  • NFL Insiders roundtable: MVP, biggest flop, breakout player, more
    As the 2016 season nears, we're asking our NFL Insiders to make some predictions. Among the questions that will be answered this week: ?Who's the best offensive player no one's talking about? Who's the defensive player who won't live up to the hype? Which team is the most underrated? Which first-round rookie will struggle this […]
  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue
    This is your daily reminder of the good in the world.? Bo Paske is a student with autism at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice.? His mom told the story on Facebook:? "I was just a kid not too long […]
  • Can anyone stop Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield?
    Opposing coaches say Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has Brett Favre's gunslinger mentality and plays with a swagger that is contagious and a key to the Sooners' success. Some even say he's the closest thing to Johnny Manziel (the Heisman-winning college version, not the NFL one) they've seen. So the big question is can he be […]

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  • Paul LePage, Maine Governor, Now Says He's Not Quitting - New York Times
    Fox NewsPaul LePage, Maine Governor, Now Says He's Not QuittingNew York TimesAUGUSTA, Me. — Gov. Paul R. LePage, the embattled governor of Maine, declared Wednesday that he would not step down, despite widespread criticism over a profane threat and generalizations about drugs and race that had prompted him to hint on ...LePage demands apology from reporter, […]
  • 6 AM UPDATE: HURRICANE WARNING In Effect for Big Island - Big Island Now
    Big Island Now6 AM UPDATE: HURRICANE WARNING In Effect for Big IslandBig Island NowThe Hurricane Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for Hawai'i County.. As of 5 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 31, the National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Madeline was located about 140 miles east-south-east ...Hurricane Madeline poised for 'dangerously […]
  • Montgomery County Teacher of the Year is finalist for Maryland honor - Washington Post
    Washington PostMontgomery County Teacher of the Year is finalist for Maryland honorWashington PostMontgomery County's Teacher of the Year has been tapped as one of seven finalists for statewide honors. Michael Williams, head of the social-studies department at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring and a co-founder of the school district's ...Wicomico educator finalist for […]

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