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Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Foxwoods Resort postpones Cosby’s January appearance

Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby’s concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several cancellations last week for the embattled comedian amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. No reason was given by Foxwoods for postponing the Jan. 31 performance. Cosby has issued a statement discrediting decades-old accusations and his attorney has denied four of the allegations. At least 29 dates remain on Cosby’s touring calendar through May 2015. …

Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

Monday, November 24, 2014

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, with the following schedules starting this week, with week one: NCTV Channel 12: Monday, Wednesday, …

TheFatherhood Journey: Children seek adventure, and limits, too

Monday, November 24, 2014

Children love to explore their world. They are driven by curiosity — engaging their senses in endless acts of self-directed learning. As parents, my wife, Lori, and I do our best to encourage this adventurous spirit in our children while also ensuring their safety, a delicate balance that our son, Adam, recently tested. I was cleaning the kitchen so that I could start …

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. …

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 …

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 …

PBS’ ‘Odd Squad’ a new math series for children

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Consider this math problem: PBS leaves the train station headed west under a full head of steam to find a new series to teach math to youngsters. Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman leave a train station at top speed headed east with an idea for a show that …

Young Hilltown artist Rowan McElligott follows tradition of mom (jewelry-maker) and grandmother (painter)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

There is nothing extraordinary about being a young artist in the Hilltowns, where many painters, potters, photographers and artisans in a variety of mediums reside. Still, one mixed-medium artist may hold the distinction of being the youngest among …

9 out of 10 problem drinkers aren’t alcoholics, study says

Friday, November 21, 2014

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not. Only one out of …

Area briefs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Easthampton ARTS BENEFIT: Off the Map Tattoo at 112 Cottage St. is offering select art-themed tattoos for $50 Saturday, with all the proceeds going to the Flywheel Community Arts Center. The event, called Tattoos for the Arts, is the fifth charity tattoo day sponsored by the shop in …