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Jack Brown conducts the Berkshire Lyric Chorus during a weekly rehearsal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

About 70 singers greeted each other on a recent Monday night as they settled into their seats at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A tall, bearded man stood before them next to a piano.

Students enter Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College quad to hear former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speak on Wednesday
Kevin Gutting / The Daily Hampshire Gazette /

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America."

Among the challenges facing Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who announced this week he’s joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates for president, is the fact that he’s not well-known.

It’s a fact the North Shore politician is well aware of.

Hampshire College.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

As Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, continues to restructure and raise money, the institution is facing the possible loss of accreditation.

Interim President Ken Rosenthal at Hampshire College.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

The interim president of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, says he's confident the school will remain accredited.