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Social Justice Club Explores Mohican History in Stockbridge
The bust above the entrance of Town Hall, the former Plain School, is believed to be Chief Konkapot, who had approved the Christian mission. STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Nearly 300 years ago, what would become Stockbridge was formed by a gathering of Mohican sachems or chiefs.     These chiefs grappled
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@theMarket: Market Cyclicals Take the Lead
It was a good week for investors, which is not surprising since Thanksgiving week has been kind to investors in the past. The question is, will December fulfill its role as one of the year's best months for stocks?   The short answer is yes, I don't see why not. My recent target for the S&P 500 Index is 3,800, but it is
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State Declares 'Green Friday' in Support of Local Xmas Tree Farms
UXBRIDGE, Mass. — The Baker-Polito administration has declared Friday, Nov. 27, as "Green Friday" to encourage people across the commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs.   To celebrate, state Department of Agricultural Resources
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The Retired Investor: Pandemic Has Been Good to Pet Industry
Sales are increasing wherever you look in the pet sector. Toys, beds, grooming products, leashes, day care, you name it; the pet industry is experiencing double-digit increases in revenue. Better yet, there are few signs that consumer spending in this area will slow down anytime soon.   As readers are aware, the retail sector has
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How Do You Cook a Turkey?: From the Mouths of 5-year-olds
Kindergarteners at Hoosac Valley Elementary working diligently at home to share their Thanksgiving recipes.  ADAMS, Mass. — Each year, the kindergartners in Robin Poirot's class at Hoosac Valley Elementary School offer their estimations on how long it takes to cook a turkey — in sizes ranging from three to 100
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Greenagers Offers Youth Nature-Based Work Amidst Pandemic
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A local youth environment community group has not let COVID-19 halt its stride. Greenagers has continued its commitment to outdoor programming amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic to offer teenagers and young adults nature-based work and socially distant connections. Executive Director Will Conklin and
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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Plymouth's statue of Massasoit, who was instrumental in Plymouth Colony's survival, looks out over the Plymouth Rock monument. Image via SeePlymouth.com. Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 26. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in
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Biz Briefs: Big Y Closing Stores for Thanksgiving Holiday
Big Y Giving Workers Two Days Off Big Y has issued a reminder that it will close all stores including Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, as well as Friday Nov. 27. Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well.   Big Y
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SVHC Fundraiser Features Virtual Grand Raffle & Drawings
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Jingle Bell Express, a virtual holiday-themed fundraising event to benefit Southwestern Vermont Health Care, kicked off on Friday, Nov. 20.   The centerpiece of the event is a grand raffle. It includes 10 packages worth $1,300 to $5,000 each. Prizes include $5,000 cash and a vacation in the French
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Commonwealth Urges Residents to Do What It Takes to 'Get Back'
Today we're launching #GetBackMass, a new public awareness campaign to urge people to keep doing the things we know work to fight #COVID19MA - so we can "get back" to the things we love to do. 😷 #MaskUpMA ↔️ Keep our distance ⚕️ Get tested Learn more: https://t.co/mndvD9lnCb
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