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Hatfield Pastor Coonan Delights in Pope Francis as Time’s Person of Year
Hatfield Pastor Coonan Delights in Pope Francis as Time’s Person of Year

Our Lady of Grace’s Father Robt. Coonan on Time’s selection of Pope Francis as Person of Year. Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette via AP.

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

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OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

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It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning now illegal in Massachusetts

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The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

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A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.