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Reminder: Change your clocks Saturday night before you go to bed — or Sunday morning when you get up.

Reminder Two: Tuesday is election day. We have federal and state offices on the ballot was well as questions. Voters received a red booklet with information about the questions. Check it out.

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Eli Kwartler of Pelham sent a postcard of Dhamma Yan Gyi, a massive temple in the form of a Greek Cross, in Bagan, Myanmar. The country was known as Burma when I was growing up.

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During my travels I’ve noticed quite a few building projects. The former Fiber Arts/Baptist Church building on South Pleasant needed a giant economy-size Dumpster to handle all the debris. The rear of the building is gone as well as the covered walk. This will be interesting to watch.

The parking lot in front of Atkins is now done. The large lot uses the land where the road used to be. Construction continues on the new entry. The pillars will have a stone base.

Meanwhile the Survival Center exterior is complete. I don’t know how much is done inside. They are having a cider doughnut run fund raiser Sunday which is a nice tie-in with Atkins, which also sponsors the Apple Harvest Fair.

Finally, there will be a new McDonald’s in Hadley across the street from the original one. It looks like it’s ready to open.

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I received an email from Anne Krauss whose “Digital Painting, Puppets and Dolls” exhibit will be on view at the Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library for November. I saw her digital paintings at the Frost Library as part of the Arts Biennial and was quite moved. She worked for Jim Henson Associates in New York 30 years ago but switched careers and became a psychotherapist with a practice in Amherst. She has returned to that creative interest. You can see her work via her website:www.artsforthepeople.com.

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