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Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother’s and sister’s dresses. The 1976 decathlon champion, known better to a new generation as the patriarch of television’s omnipresent …

Beatles 2.0: Fab Faux to recreate ‘Abbey Road’ album in its entirety at UMass concert

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In early 1969, Paul McCartney sat down with his fellow Beatles and tried to convince them that they should go back on tour, something the …

Former student-mentor duo team up to direct HEF musical, ‘The Pajama Game’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Frank Jackson and Vanessa Kerby met in 2001, when Kerby was a freshman at Northampton High School, interested in acting, and Jackson was brought in …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

50 Years Ago  Delayed ignition in the oil burner, causing an explosion at Gould’s Furniture Store on King Street at 1:49 this morning, caused extensive damage in the building. The explosion in the boiler room, which is located in the rear of the first floor, blew out …

‘James and the Giant Peach’ album to be released for free

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical “James and the Giant Peach” have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that …

A LOOK BACK

Monday, April 20, 2015

50 Years Ago  Jerry Budgar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Budgar of 127 Bridge St., has pledged Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity at Cornell University. Jerry is a member of the Freshman News Letter Committee, the Freshman Leadership Committee of the Student Union, the Undergraduate Secondary Schools …

Actor Ben Powers, known for ‘Good Times’ TV role, dies at 64

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW BEDFORD — Actor Alton “Ben” Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series “Good Times,” has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to the Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. Details were not released. Powers played …

Unpublished letter written by Deerfield militiaman describing Shays’ Rebellion battle sells for $35,000

Saturday, April 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — An unpublished letter describing an account by a Deerfield militiaman of the principal battle of Shays’ Rebellion sold at auction last week for $35,000. An unidentified private collector bid on the 228-year-old letter written by Epaphras …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, April 17, 2015

50 Years Ago  More than 1,000 children between the ages of 4 and 9 were treated to one of the season’s highlights Saturday afternoon, thanks to the Northampton Jaycee-ettes. The children participated in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Look Park.  Gay Easter …

Adv20 For release Monday, April 20

Friday, April 17, 2015

BC-History, ADV20 Adv20 For release Monday, April 20 Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil …

Archaeology event in South Deerfield showcases artifacts from 2013 industrial park dig

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Over 12,000 years ago, the land at the base of Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield is believed to have been the site of one of the largest Paleolithic encampments in North America. According to Dr. Richard Michael Gramly, a Harvard-educated archaeologist from North Andover, the …

Patriots’ Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade at Historic Deerfield Saturday

Friday, April 17, 2015

DEERFIELD — Ready! Aim! Fire! Ordered by that cry, the crack of muskets and the boom of cannons will be a common sound in Old Deerfield during Historic Deerfield’s Patriots’ Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade Saturday. At the event, held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will …