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In this photo made Friday, Nov. 21, 2014,  former U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Begin smokes medical marijuana at his home in Belfast, Maine. Begin had his right elbow blown off by a roadside bomb in 2004 and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Maine could lead the way for legalization in the northeast, as two of its biggest cities have gone legal, and advocates want to take it statewide. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Marijuana backers like Maine for legalization

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis — Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization 15 years ago, becoming the …

Barry, former DC mayor, dies at 78

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term mayor will long be …

Phyllis Perry

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CONWAY — Phyllis R. Perry, 60, of 266 Whately Road in Conway, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield and were incomplete at press time. …

Anthony Edward Gamache

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GOSHEN — Anthony Edward Gamache, 29, of 34 Main St. in Goshen, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield and were incomplete at press time. …

Massachusetts receives $1.75M for asthma programs

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has received more than $1.75 million to fund new asthma-related programs in high-risk communities with documented health disparities. Attorney General Martha Coakley said the funding is aimed at helping thousands of children and older adults with asthma. Public Health …

ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Tarzan,” “The …

Lou and Lucy’s Leftovers: To brine or not to brine the bird

Let the eating begin. Next week we will be thrown into the eating season, starting of course with Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite holiday meals. Steeped in tradition, not stuck in it. Lots of family or not. Good food and not a ton …

Eleanor O’Rourke & Lent Clifton Johnson IV

Eleanor Mary O’Rourke and Lent Clifton Johnson IV, of Seattle, Washington, were married on Sept. 27 at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. They chose to have the ceremony in Pennsylvania so that their grandmothers, Eleanor O’Rourke …

Your Place: Don’t let water savings go down the drain

Hauling water in a five-gallon container a couple of hundred yards from communal spigot to a campsite has reinforced my tendency to conserve. You, no doubt, have reasons of your own. Here are water-saving tips, compiled from a variety of sources: Turn off the water while you brush …

Marijuana backers like Maine for legalization

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. …