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Lowell Sun
Taser, stun gun use rise slightly in Massachusetts By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- Police officers in Massa
Taser, stun gun use rise slightly in Massachusetts
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 hours ago
By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- Police officers in Massachusetts used or threatened to use a Taser or stun gun more than a thousand times last year, a slight increase from 2013.... Read more
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PaperAge.com
Buckman Celebrates 70 YearsIn recent years, Buckman has earned two U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry C
Buckman Celebrates 70 Years
PaperAge.com / Posted 14 hours ago
In recent years, Buckman has earned two U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for its enzymatic technologies. Sept. 1, 2015 (Press Release) - This year is a special one for Buckman, as it marks the company's 70th anniversary. Buckman... Read more
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Boston Globe
We haven’t moved past sexism in sciencePhillis Wheatley was born in Senegal in 1753, but was brought to Boston in 1761
We haven’t moved past sexism in science
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal in 1753, but was brought to Boston in 1761 where she was purchased to become a personal servant to the Wheatley family. They educated her, and she soon became a published poet. She wrote throughout the remainder... Read more
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Irish Central
Mike Carney, oldest former Blasket Island resident, dies in New EnglandMichael Carney on Great Blasket Island. Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan Michael C
Mike Carney, oldest former Blasket Island resident, dies in New England
Irish Central / Posted yesterday
Michael Carney on Great Blasket Island. Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan Michael Carney, the oldest living native of the Great Blasket Island off Ireland’s West Coast, has died at 94. Born on Sept. 22, 1920, Carney was the oldest of only seven... Read more
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Washington Post
A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachersAnd now, a new casualty of high-stakes standardized testing has been identified
A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachers
Washington Post / Posted 2 days ago
And now, a new casualty of high-stakes standardized testing has been identified: student teachers. This post, by Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, explains why and how some college and university teacher training programs are trying to find solutions so that... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than MentorsThere are plenty of mentoring programs out there these days for professional wo
Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than Mentors
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
There are plenty of mentoring programs out there these days for professional women, but they aren't doing enough. Many are held up as examples of a company's commitment to diversifying its leadership pipeline, but despite the resources and good... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Driver chased into Fairfield, triggering 3-car crash, may have been on drugsA Hartford woman who led Trumbull police on a pursuit Tuesday that ended in a t
Driver chased into Fairfield, triggering 3-car crash, may have been on drugs
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 6 days ago
A Hartford woman who led Trumbull police on a pursuit Tuesday that ended in a three-car crash on Congress Street in Fairfield, allegedly told police she may have been high on crack at the time. Blessing Smith, 23, was a suspect in a shoplifting... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
North Adams man caught with 1,000 bags of heroin gets 9 monthsNORTH ADAMS >> A city man who was caught with more than 1,000 bags of her
North Adams man caught with 1,000 bags of heroin gets 9 months
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
NORTH ADAMS >> A city man who was caught with more than 1,000 bags of heroin in his car has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Michael Daury, 30, of Union Street, was tailed by police April 29 as he left a suspected hotbed for drug... Read more
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SecondsOut.com
Burchfield Promises Gingras Vs Camacho Jr Will Be A Thrilling BattleMany of these self-proclaimed “Fight of the Year” candidates thrown around by p
Burchfield Promises Gingras Vs Camacho Jr Will Be A Thrilling Battle
SecondsOut.com / Posted 6 days ago
Many of these self-proclaimed “Fight of the Year” candidates thrown around by promoters in the modern era pale in comparison to the legendary ring wars of yesteryear, inevitably leaving fans searching for more. CES Boxing is changing the course with... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Chamber invites locals to join in Pedal The Plains Family Fun RideFor the second consecutive year, Sterling is one of the three host communities
Chamber invites locals to join in Pedal The Plains Family Fun Ride
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
For the second consecutive year, Sterling is one of the three host communities of the annual Eastern Plains bike tour. This year's tour, Sept. 18-20, begins in Julesburg and heads south to Holyoke, then west to Sterling before returning to the... Read more
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Philboxing
Champion Gingras, challenger Camacho Jr. battle for supremacy in throwback main eventCES Boxing is changing the course with a throwback fight worthy of accolades in
Champion Gingras, challenger Camacho Jr. battle for supremacy in throwback main event
Philboxing / Posted 7 days ago
CES Boxing is changing the course with a throwback fight worthy of accolades in any generation. The highly-anticipated Rich Gingras-Angel Camacho Jr. showdown, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18th, 2015 at Twin River Casino, is a classic power-finesse... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
teacher who ran off with student gets probationA former Massachusetts teacher who ran off with a student has been spared jail
teacher who ran off with student gets probation
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 8 days ago
A former Massachusetts teacher who ran off with a student has been spared jail time after pleading guilty to statutory rape charges for having sex with the 15-year-old. Lisa Lavoie was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation on three counts... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
FOX25 Investigates disturbing trend of alleged teacher sexual misconductBOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - As many children get ready to go back to school, par
FOX25 Investigates disturbing trend of alleged teacher sexual misconduct
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 8 days ago
BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - As many children get ready to go back to school, parents expect their kids to be in good hands in the classroom. But a FOX25 investigation found a troubling trend after reviewing years of teacher disciplinary records. And,... Read more
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SportingNews
This Day in History: Player sold for 25 centsThe New York Yankees paid $161 million for CC Sabathia. The New Haven Blues pai
This Day in History: Player sold for 25 cents
SportingNews / Posted 9 days ago
The New York Yankees paid $161 million for CC Sabathia. The New Haven Blues paid 25 cents for C.C. Hodge. A joking conversation between two executives turned into the quarter-for-pitcher transaction on August 23, 1906. J.J. Hadsen was in charge of... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Next Stop For Amtrak's Vermonter: HolyokeCentral Connecticut residents who want to visit Holyoke, Mass., will get a new
Next Stop For Amtrak's Vermonter: Holyoke
Hartford Courant / Posted 11 days ago
Central Connecticut residents who want to visit Holyoke, Mass., will get a new transportation option starting next week: Amtrak's Vermonter. As part of its revised route for trips between Washington, D.C. and St. Albans, Vt., Amtrak will begin... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
What would Gov. Baxter do? Ex-park director shares thoughtsIn July, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek was issued three summonses for actions aga
What would Gov. Baxter do? Ex-park director shares thoughts
Bangor Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
In July, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek was issued three summonses for actions against Baxter State Park rules — littering, bringing champagne to the top of Mount Katahdin and hiking in an oversized group — after hiking the entire Appalachian Trail... Read more
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Accounting Today
Whittlesey & Hadley Expands with MergerRegional Leader firm of Hartford, Conn., Whittlesey & Hadley, has agreed to mer
Whittlesey & Hadley Expands with Merger
Accounting Today / Posted 12 days ago
Regional Leader firm of Hartford, Conn., Whittlesey & Hadley, has agreed to merge in Weinstein & Anastasio PC of Hamden, Conn. The merger represents Whittlesey & Hadley�s growth plan to expand services, diversify geographically and continue to grow... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Throwback Thursday: Roller polo once a popular game in MeridenMERIDEN — In the late 1890s and for a few decades following that, a building on
Throwback Thursday: Roller polo once a popular game in Meriden
The Record-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
MERIDEN — In the late 1890s and for a few decades following that, a building on the corner of Randolph Avenue and Hanover Street housed a unique sport not found in the city today — roller polo. “Polo was played on roller skates, five men to a team,... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
'Deemed unworkable,' Greylock Market project unravelsNorth Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright will recommend that the three-member Nort
'Deemed unworkable,' Greylock Market project unravels
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 13 days ago
North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright will recommend that the three-member North Adams Redevelopment Authority reject the latest Greylock Market proposal to privatize Western Gateway Heritage State Park. NORTH ADAMS >> Three years after city... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
New U.S. citizens take oath at RMNP in naturalization ceremonyFifty immigrants from 22 countries took the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S.
New U.S. citizens take oath at RMNP in naturalization ceremony
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Fifty immigrants from 22 countries took the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens on Tuesday in Rocky Mountain National Park. Kristi Barrows, Denver District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), administered the... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Long Death of the American DreamThe American dream has been on life support for all of its 84 years. The momen
The Long Death of the American Dream
The Atlantic / Posted 15 days ago
The American dream has been on life support for all of its 84 years. The moment James Truslow Adams coined the term in his book The Epic of America in 1931, the death watch for the dream began. It was the very depth of the Great Depression, after... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Police searching for man who robbed Holyoke bank with a macheteHOLYOKE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - The search is on for the man who robbed a Ho
Police searching for man who robbed Holyoke bank with a machete
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 17 days ago
HOLYOKE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - The search is on for the man who robbed a Holyoke bank with a large machete. Police say a man walked into the United Bank on route 202 with a machete and told the teller he had a bomb in a bag he was... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Shaftsbury man held for lack of bail after multiple curfew violationsBENNINGTON >> A Shaftsbury man arrested in June for allegedly transportin
Shaftsbury man held for lack of bail after multiple curfew violations
Bennington Banner / Posted 18 days ago
BENNINGTON >> A Shaftsbury man arrested in June for allegedly transporting heroin into Vermont who has been charged numerous times in past weeks with violating his curfew is now being held for lack of bail. On Thursday, a Vermont Superior... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
Mustangs get second-straight Brush Invite winSix high school boys golf teams came out to Bunker Hill Country Club in Brush o
Mustangs get second-straight Brush Invite win
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
Six high school boys golf teams came out to Bunker Hill Country Club in Brush on Thursday to kick off the 2015 season at the Brush Invite. The Beetdiggers would welcome Fort Morgan, Frontier Academy, Holyoke, Yuma and Sterling to their home... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Mustangs get second-straight Brush Invite winBRUSH — Six high school boys golf teams came out to Bunker Hill Country Club in
Mustangs get second-straight Brush Invite win
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 18 days ago
BRUSH — Six high school boys golf teams came out to Bunker Hill Country Club in Brush on Thursday to kick off the 2015 season at the Brush Invite. The Beetdiggers would welcome Fort Morgan, Frontier Academy, Holyoke, Yuma and Sterling to their home... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Pedal the Plains team shares plans for this yearSTERLING — In a little over a month Sterling will have over 1,000 visitors, as
Pedal the Plains team shares plans for this year
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
STERLING — In a little over a month Sterling will have over 1,000 visitors, as Pedal the Plains comes back to town. With planning well underway, the PTP team from the governor's office and the Denver Post paid a visit to Sterling Wednesday for a... Read more
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The Atlantic
Climate Fiction: Can Popular Books About Environmental Disaster Save the Planet?The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmi
Climate Fiction: Can Popular Books About Environmental Disaster Save the Planet?
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. But when water is more valuable... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 year
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for killing a father and daughter when his SUV plowed into their motorcycle while he was driving high on heroin. Forty-five-year-old James Ainsworth was... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 year
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for killing a father and daughter when his SUV plowed into their motorcycle while he was driving high on heroin. Forty-five-year-old James Ainsworth was... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 year
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for killing a father and daughter when his SUV plowed into their motorcycle while he was driving high on heroin. Forty-five-year-old James Ainsworth was... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 year
Springfield man sentenced to prison for wreck that killed 2
New Jersey Herald / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for killing a father and daughter when his SUV plowed into their motorcycle while he was driving high on heroin. Forty-five-year-old James Ainsworth was... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bankruptcy watchALEXANDER Angela M. Davis, 7905 Springhill Road, July 31, 2015, Chapter 7. Jan
Bankruptcy watch
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
ALEXANDER Angela M. Davis, 7905 Springhill Road, July 31, 2015, Chapter 7. Janet Lynn Carrell, 3613 Lincoln Ave., Aug. 4, 2015, Chapter 7. Mark C. and Teresa D. Ridgeway, 15300 South Nash Road, July 30, 2015, Chapter 13. ALMA John Harvey Brummett,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering studentsAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a fo
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering students
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. The Recorder reports... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering studentsAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a fo
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering students
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 22 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. The Recorder reports... Read more
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The News-Times
Militia blasts Brawlers, remains undefeated in NEFLWATERBURY — Being undefeated and ranked fifth in the nation are both impressive
Militia blasts Brawlers, remains undefeated in NEFL
The News-Times / Posted 24 days ago
WATERBURY — Being undefeated and ranked fifth in the nation are both impressive accomplishments for the Western Connecticut Militia semipro football team, but head coach Lonnie Young and his troops know better than to start patting themselves on the... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Pioneer Awards: Hagemeier helped museum growTwo deserving people were recognized as Pioneer Award recipients Wednesday at S
Pioneer Awards: Hagemeier helped museum grow
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
Two deserving people were recognized as Pioneer Award recipients Wednesday at Sterling Lions Club's Cowboy Breakfast. Receiving one of the awards was Anna Mae Hagemeier. Her parents, Gus and Myrtle Echols Nealy, along with their children - Bloise,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Downtown startups receive $312G in state grantsLOWELL -- Two downtown startups have received funding from a state development
Downtown startups receive $312G in state grants
Lowell Sun / Posted 27 days ago
LOWELL -- Two downtown startups have received funding from a state development program to help them expand, the state announced Wednesday. New Vestures, a fashion and textile arts makerspace and incubator, will use a $150,000 grant to move into Mill... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Officials react to charter school proposals for Shrewsbury, Fitchburg Posted Aug. 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM Posted Aug. 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM Proposed char
Officials react to charter school proposals for Shrewsbury, Fitchburg
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
Posted Aug. 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM Posted Aug. 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM Proposed charter schools in Shrewsbury and Fitchburg are being met with mixed feelings from school officials in... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Change in CommandEducation at an early age could be the key to getting Vermonters off opiates. T
Change in Command
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 28 days ago
Education at an early age could be the key to getting Vermonters off opiates. That's the view of the outgoing commander of the Vermont State Police, Tom L'Esperance. The colonel retires this week from the green and gold after nearly three decades as... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State receives new wave of charter school applications By Michael Norton State House News Service MALDEN -- Massachusetts education
State receives new wave of charter school applications
Lowell Sun / Posted 28 days ago
By Michael Norton State House News Service MALDEN -- Massachusetts education officials are reviewing a wave of applications for new and expanded charter schools as activists mull a ballot... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Assault CasePolice said Ortiz-Morales, who was driving a portable toilet pump truck for Uni
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Assault Case
NBC Connecticut / Posted 29 days ago
Police said Ortiz-Morales, who was driving a portable toilet pump truck for United Site Services, grabbed a jogger from behind and dragged her into the bushes around noon June 25 on the Rails to Trails path near Scoville Road in Avon. He hit the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Charter school applications include K-12 school in Fitchburg area By Michael Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Massachusetts education officials
Charter school applications include K-12 school in Fitchburg area
Lowell Sun / Posted 29 days ago
By Michael Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Massachusetts education officials are reviewing a wave of applications for new and expanded charter schools as activists mull a ballot... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Chance 'encounter' leads to lifelong endeavor for organist Posted Aug. 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM Monica Czausz - Worcester Organ Concert Serie
Chance 'encounter' leads to lifelong endeavor for organist
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
Posted Aug. 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM Monica Czausz - Worcester Organ Concert Series Youth Showcase In the summer of 2008, Monica Czausz of Chicopee, about to become a high school freshman, was... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Charter schools proposed in Fitchburg, ShrewsburyProposed schools in Fitchburg and Shrewsbury are included in a new round of cha
Charter schools proposed in Fitchburg, Shrewsbury
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
Proposed schools in Fitchburg and Shrewsbury are included in a new round of charter school bids that the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to announce this week.According to copies of the prospectuses provided by the... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Same-sex couple in Pa. declared spouses even though one partner died before legalizationPHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law mar
Same-sex couple in Pa. declared spouses even though one partner died before legalization
The Evening Sun / Posted a month ago
PHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential... Read more
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York Daily Record
Same-sex couple in Pa. declared spouses even though one partner died before legalizationPHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law mar
Same-sex couple in Pa. declared spouses even though one partner died before legalization
York Daily Record / Posted a month ago
PHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's deathPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-la
Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's death
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
MCLA-based STEM academy aims to inspire community college studentsNORTH ADAMS >> Adrienne Wootters says when she meets community college st
MCLA-based STEM academy aims to inspire community college students
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 1 months ago
NORTH ADAMS >> Adrienne Wootters says when she meets community college students who transfer into her department at MCLA, they seem to know where they're going with their studies. "They're always really well-prepared and interested," said... Read more
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ABC News
Judge Deems Gay Couple as Spouses After 1 Partner's DeathA judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsy
Judge Deems Gay Couple as Spouses After 1 Partner's Death
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential implications. Sabrina... Read more
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York Daily Record
Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's deathPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-la
Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's death
York Daily Record / Posted 1 months ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential... Read more
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