The Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation approving a land swap deal in the Berkshires. The town of Lenox will give about 105 acres to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Democratic candidates for Vermont governor. Clockwise from top left: James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn.

Tuesday, August 14, is primary election day in Connecticut and Vermont. In Vermont, voters have big decisions ahead for governor and the U.S. House.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling sits down with members of the media in his office on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
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A Cambridge, Massachusetts, man has been charged with offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer. 

Aaron Price
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Meet  Aaron N. Price, Connecticut composer, co-founder and artistic director of Connecticut Summerfest and Director of Woodwind Studies at the MusicMakers International Academy.  His works have received international performances, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

I’ve wanted to talk with Aaron for some time, not only because of his work as a composer, but especially because of his involvement in the contemporary chamber music scene in our region. As you listen to our talk together, I think you’ll come away impressed not only by Aaron’s infectious enthusiasm, but also by the part that Aaron, and composers and musicians like him, represents as the future for Classical Music in the world today!

Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
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Bradley International Airport in Connecticut has started offering daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis for the first time in at least 16 years. 

Forrest Gander In Contrast
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Forrest Gander’s book Core Samples of the World was a both Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle finalist. His new work of poems, Be With, written following the death of his wife, the noted poet C.D. Wright, explores the nature of loss and grief.

From left, Beth Lindstrom, Geoff Diehl and John Kingston. The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate are vying in a state primary September 4 to face Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the November general election.
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Three Republicans vying for their party's nomination to challenge Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are sharply criticizing the Democratic incumbent while offering varying degrees of support for President Donald Trump. 

Brooke Hauser.
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A woman has been hired as top editor at The Daily Hampshire Gazette for the first time in the paper's more-than-230-year history.

Farmer Norm Davenport in Shelburne, Massachusetts, can't find enough customers to purchase his hay.
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In recent years, milk prices have dropped. And dairy farms -- including some in western Massachusetts -- have sold off their cows. Some say their hay customers are disappearing along with the animals.

The Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction in Northampton, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts lawmakers have passed legislation that would provide treatment with medication to inmates addicted to opioids.