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An Ode To Wooden Boats, Even Building Them

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A group representing Renbrook School in West Hartford, Connecticut, races a St. Ayles skiff built at the school.
Mercedes Maskalik / Courtesy Toby Goodrich

Floating in a wooden boat soothes the soul.

A sign in front of St. Anne Church in Chicopee, Massachusetts, announcing the day of prayer.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Some Catholics in western Massachusetts heeded the call of their bishop Monday and headed to church to pray for victims of clergy abuse and their families.

Three of the four gentlemen in this photo were guiding lights in my Worcester youth. Howie Jefferson (far left) was a great tenor player who could have been a contender on the national scene but chose to stay close to home and ply his trade at weddings and bar mitzvahs and GB gigs galore.

The vacant Elm Street block in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The MGM Springfield casino has been up and running now for more than six months. The Republican assigned three reporters to explore whether MGM has kept the promises it made to city and state officials. 

Connecticut Grocery Chain To Open In Adams, Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2019
Adams, Massachusetts.
John Phelan / Creative Commons

A Connecticut grocery chain has announced it will open a new store in Adams, Massachusetts, later this month. 

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