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Gouveia to speak at Sundays with the Candidates in Worthington
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WORTHINGTON – Lieutenant governor candidate Rep. Tami Gouveia, D-Acton, who is approaching the job with the lens of a social worker, will be appearing at Sundays with the Candidates this Sunday.“I’m really looking forward to it,” Gouveia said.The program, which is put on by the Town Democratic Commi...
Incumbents win races for Worthington School, Finance committees
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WORTHINGTON — Incumbents prevailed in the contested races for School Committee and Finance Committee in the annual town election.In the race for School Committee, Anthony “Tiger” Thomas ran for one of two spots on the board, which had incumbents Alison Todd and Cai Walkowiak running for them as well...
Guest columnists Glenn Ruga, Rob Wilson, Michael Kane and Deborah Shriver: Ukraine needs humanitarian aid, refugee...
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The Daily Hampshire Gazette deserves credit for encouraging a lively debate on the war that is currently raging in Ukraine. In the back and forth, some commentators have encouraged accommodating Russia’s occupation of large parts of eastern Ukraine, have spoken against military aid, and complained...
Andrea Tangredi: Stop firing cannons at mayor
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When Donald Trump held the presidency, he told over 33,000 lies and throughout his career made 28 racist statements. (Fact check resources claim out of the 28, only 12 were truly racist and others were taken out of context). He never once admitted to an error and instead, denied everything. Yet it’s...
Barry Roth: Online subscription worth a try
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Looking for ways to deal with inflation I decided to give the Gazette’s online subscription a try. I did this with some reluctance, because in the past when I had tried the online service I had found it to be rather a pain. My reservations happily turned out to be uncalled for. The online service po...
Guest columnist Dorothy Cresswell: Begs Harvard to reconsider its reparations commitment
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I recently read the wonderful news that Harvard is making a serious commitment to reparations for its part in the injustices of enslavement and its repercussions through history. I was excited until I read the part that reported: “But the report stops short of making direct financial reparations and...
Holyoke accepting bids on Police Department audit
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HOLYOKE — The mayor’s office announced Friday that the city has begun accepting bids from firms or individuals to conduct a “performance audit” of the Police Department.In an official request for proposals, or RFP, the city has outlined six different areas it wants a “responsible audit/ management...
Municipal leaders like Baker’s jobs bill approach
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As soon as Gov. Charlie Baker filed his $3.5 billion economic development bill last month, municipal officials across the state were ready to pore over it, looking for what it offered their community, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said Monday.“I love what the governor did,” Fuller, the president of...
No victory declaration for Putin on patriotic holiday
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ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country’s biggest patriotic holiday Monday without a major new battlefield success in Ukraine to boast of, as the war ground on through its 11th week with the Kremlin’s forces making little or no progress in their offensive.The Rus...
Accuser testifies in Batali groping trial
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BOSTON — Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial opened Monday in a Boston court with his accuser recounting how she’d been “shocked, surprised and alarmed” as the celebrity chef aggressively kissed and groped her while taking selfies at a restaurant in 2017. The 32-year-old Boston-area software comp...
Sri Lanka’s PM resigns after weeks of protests
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down for dragging the country into its worst economic crisis in decades. Rajapaksa said on Twitter that he submitted his resignation to...
Last civilians leave Mariupol mill
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ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Pale and drawn, the last civilians sheltering in bunkers beneath a sprawling steel mill in the decimated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol arrived late Sunday night in Zaporizhzhia, the first major Ukrainian city beyond the frontlines. The shattered survivors spoke of constant...
Under the sea, images of a world under assault
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MIAMI — Humans don’t know what they’re missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that’s trying its best to resist global warming....
Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers over welfare misspending
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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre and three former pro wrestlers along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people...
Pulitzer Prize goes to Washington Post for Jan. 6 coverage
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NEW YORK — The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan. Th...
Worthington voters reject full-time fire chief by wide margin
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WORTHINGTON — Voters in Worthington overwhelmingly rejected making the fire chief position a full-time role at Saturday’s annual Town Meeting.The article that would have changed the chief’s position from a $5,608-a-year part-time position to a $65,000-a-year full-time position met defeat by a wide...
New Frontier track officially dedicated to longtime coaches Bob Smith and Walt Flynn (PHOTOS)
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SOUTH DEERFIELD — The renovated track at Frontier Regional officially has a name. It should come as no surprise who it was dedicated to on Monday.The new venue will be called The Coach Bob Smith and Coach Walt Flynn Track, with the longtime coaches being honored prior to Monday’s meet against Mahar....
Election races Saturday for school, finance committees
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WORTHINGTON — The annual Town Election will take place on Saturday, and will feature contested races for School Committee and Finance Committee.The election will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with absentee ballots needing to be received by the town by 12:30 p.m. Those voting in person are re...
Boys tennis: Youth movement carrying PVCICS as wins pile high
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HOLYOKE – On May 11, 2021, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School boys’ tennis team played the first match in program history on a rainy day in Greenfield — a 4-1 loss to the Green Wave.It remains the only loss the Dragons have ever suffered over the past two seasons.Since that day, PVC...
Horse racing’s new governing body in rush to starting gate
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With interest among the general public at its highest with the 148th Kentucky Derby coming up Saturday, horse racing is once again under intense scrutiny.The industry has been rocked by scandal in recent years, including the disqualification of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, a...
Shohei Ohtani’s Fenway debut a success with 11 Ks, RBI in Angels’ 8-0 rout over Red Sox
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BOSTON — Shohei Ohtani left his mark on Fenway Park with the finest two-way performance since Babe Ruth himself. Pitching at the historic ballpark for the first time, Ohtani struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and added two hits — one of them a 109 mph line drive that banged off the Green Monster...
Abortion draft puts unusual public pressure on court
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WASHINGTON — The traditionally insular Supreme Court is about to face the full force of public pressure and abortion politics as justices make a final decision on whether to throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.The justices are entering a politically explosive new era, drafting what may well...
Fed raises key rate by a half-point
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point Wednesday — its most aggressive move since 2000 — and signaling further large rate hikes to come.The increase in the Fed’s key...
Boston firefighters pull injured worker from collapsed building
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BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters in Boston worked for more than three hours to rescue an injured construction worker after part of a historic power plant collapsed Wednesday while being redeveloped.Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey told reporters the worker sustained life-threatening injuries when a wall col...
Russia targets arms supply lines
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LVIV, Ukraine — Complaining that the West is “stuffing Ukraine with weapons,” Russia bombarded railroad stations and other supply-line targets across the country, as the European Union moved to further punish Moscow for the war Wednesday by proposing a ban on oil imports.Heavy fighting also raged at...
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