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  • Williams Lego Challenge 'Bridges' Math, MLK, Charity
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Last year it was a sturdy Star Destroyer, this year it was a fragile bridge across the massive fireplace in the Paresky Center. The building of the Lego Bridge on Jan. 18 was one of the focal points of the Williams College Winter Study course "The Mathematics of Lego Bricks," taught by […]
  • Dunkin Donuts Asks For Extension On Pittsfield's Styrofoam Ban
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dunkin' Donuts is asking for a year's extension to comply with the city's Styrofoam ban.   Attorney Pierce Haley, representing Dunkin Brands, asked the Board of Health on Thursday for the extension as the company waits on the development of a lid for 24-ounce containers. Haley said the company has been looking […]
  • Adams Continues Strategic Planning Process
    ADAMS, Mass. — The Selectmen have begun drafting a strategic plan document that will reflect the vision of the board and the community. The Selectmen used Wednesday's workshop meeting to continue the process of whittling down thoughts from the community strategic planning sessions held this past summer. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said the draft reflects […]
  • Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting
    Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party status to vote in the Tuesday, March 1, presidential primary. There are four political parties in Massachusetts: Democratic (D), Republican (R), Green-Rainbow (J) and United Independent (CC). If you are enrolled in one of these parties, the corresponding initials will be next […]
  • Clarksburg Resumes Search for Town Accountant
    CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials are making a second try for a town accountant. The Select Board on Wednesday interviewed three candidates — all with fairly extensive accounting backgrounds — but felt a key experience was missing for each one: Municipal accounting. It was a factor that came up during each 20 to 30 minute […]

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  • Goodell: If I had son, I'd 'love' to have him play football
    SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues. Goodell, speaking Friday at his annual Super Bowl week news conference, said the NFL has "made great progress" in the area […]
  • Manziel's father worried QB won't 'live to see his 24th birthday'
    If Johnny Manziel doesn't receive help, he won't make it to his next birthday, his father told The Dallas Morning News on Friday.  Manziel's father, Paul, told the newspaper that the Cleveland Browns quarterback has refused to enter area rehab facilities twice in the past week. He said the family tried to get Manziel to […]
  • Citigroup Blocks Fantasy Sports Transactions in New York
    The world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites

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  • Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down - Washington Post
    Washington PostDrivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming downWashington PostLOS ANGELES — Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles. Destruction of the 6th Street Bridge, a supporting player in so many chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los ...101 […]
  • 3 people believed aboard 2 planes that collided off LA - seattlepi.com
    seattlepi.com3 people believed aboard 2 planes that collided off LAseattlepi.comIn this still frame from video provided by KABC-TV, a flotilla of boats search for wreckage from two small planes that collided in midair and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. There was no immediate word of any ...The […]
  • Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse - seattlepi.com
    seattlepi.comOfficials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapseseattlepi.comA collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. (Brian Marrone via AP) less.Crane Collapse in Lower […]

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