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Reality TV fisherman indicted on fraud charges

Monday, July 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A star of TV’s “Wicked Tuna” has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The indictment says Paul Hebert claimed to be disabled and unable to work while he was catching fish and appearing on the National Geographic Channel reality show. The four-count indictment against the 50-year-old from Gloucester, Massachusetts, was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. It alleges that Hebert accepted a little more …

‘Ant-Man’ edges out ‘Pixels’ to retain No. 1 box-office spot

Monday, July 27, 2015

By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — After receiving a Donkey Kong-style pounding from critics, “Pixels,” the ’80s video-game themed comedy starring Adam Sandler, was edged out at the box office on its opening weekend, failing to take the No. 1 spot from “Ant-Man,” which earned an estimated $24.8 million. “Pixels,” released by Sony, took the No. 2 spot in …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, July 27, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Hilltown health series The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a free six-week series, “My Life, My Health” focusing on ways to manage on-going health conditions. Taught by certified trainers Diane Meehan and Janet Dimock, the workshops are designed to help those with high blood pressure, arthritis, heart problems, stroke, COPD, cancer and diabetes among …

Your Time: Classic summertime fun: Eating ice cream and shooting golf balls

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Eating ice cream any time of year is amazing, but in summer it’s a treat beyond compare. If you add outdoor seating, hot dogs, lobsters rolls and golf, you have the makings for an event. We took our …

Marietta Pritchard’s Slice of Life: Grateful to be swinging my racket

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Athletes, both great and small, need to learn how to lose as well as to win. Something like grace is called on to do either well. Maybe bragging is the accepted style for boxers — remember Mohammed Ali’s …

Report: Teens’ morning-after pill use climbs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NEW YORK — More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it’s easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive. A report released Wednesday shows teen use of the morning-after pill rose steadily …

Joy and sacrifice: Never a dull moment for the nine-member Coleman family of Easthampton

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

On a recent Monday evening, Nori and Joe Coleman stood on the back stoop of their Easthampton home and watched six of their seven children play basketball in the yard. Hannah grabbed a rebound and passed to her …

To-do list: Area events for families

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BIG TOP STOP Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Cirkus Smirkus is coming to town. Each summer, the Greensboro, Vermont-based youth circus troupe tours the Northeast, setting up their 750-seat, one ring, European-style big top in fortunate towns …

Moms should have a place to nurse at airports

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It was hours before our flight was scheduled to depart from O’Hare International Airport, in Chicago, and my husband and daughters waited for me in the suitcase-filled taxi on our driveway. I’d spent days carefully packing our family …

‘Ant-Man’ box office: How does it measure up to Marvel’s mightiest?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

By Oliver Gettell Los Angeles Times (TNS) One of Marvel Studios’ more obscure superheroes made the leap to the big screen this past weekend in “Ant-Man,” the story of a reformed thief (played by Paul Rudd) who dons a shrinking suit and communicates with insects to save the …

What does it mean to be a man? The Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Massachusetts seeks answers, plans course for change

Monday, July 20, 2015

A young boy goes into a doctor’s office for his annual physical. It’s fall, and flu season is coming, so his mother request a vaccination for him. The boy looks frightened as the nurse prepares the shot, but …

Quinn on nutrition: How to court freedom from fractures

Monday, July 20, 2015

A friend and I were talking about our families and how our parents fared in their later years. “My mom was doing great,” my friend said. “Then she fell and broke her hip..” According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), one in two women and up to one …

‘Margarita dermatitis’: Limes plus sunshine can lead to painful burns

Monday, July 20, 2015

Be careful if you’re squeezing a lime into a drink by the pool. Lime juice, or juice from other drink adornments like lemons and celery, can mix with the sun to create painful blisters and burns. Dermatologists say …