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Saturday: Weekend

Words in crisis

Everything has changed in unimaginable ways over the past week. Schools closed, businesses and organizations shuttered, events and gatherings canceled, seemingly endless new changes and losses with every passing day. It’s hard to accept the strange new reality, especially when social ...

Downton Abbey creator turns to beautiful game

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — With global soccer shut down these days, fans desperate for a fix of the beautiful game may find it from a rather unlikely source — the creator of the stately ìDownton Abbey.î Julian Fellowes has created and co-written the new Netflix ...

Historian Niall Ferguson warns of contagion, online and off

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects. He debuted his examination of the global financial system in ìThe Ascent of Moneyî just as the 2008 economic crisis was hitting. Now he has returned with a series ...

Traditional archers have their day in the Wisconsin woods

By FRANK SCHULTZ The Janesville Gazette TOWN OF CENTER, Wis. (AP) — Dale Moore remembers when it was tough to find a traditional bow. That was in the 1970s, when compound bows — more accurate, more stable and with greater range — took over the market. Moore tried a ...

Kindness is key

We all endure challenges and hardships that we don’t share with others. Sometimes because we feel ashamed of our struggles. Sometimes because we feel like others might not understand. Sometimes because we just can’t bear to talk it. Regardless of the reason, most people carry burdens that ...

Sugar shacks fired up for maple syrup boils

By CHRIS GOUDREAU Associated Press HADLEY, Mass. — The sweet aroma of fresh maple syrup wafted through the air inside the North Hadley Sugar Shack last weekend as white smoke filled the room during a recent maple syrup boil. For Joe Boisvert, owner of the North Hadley Sugar ...