Mary Grant, former president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, has been named president of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
The Massachusetts native, who became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2014, will begin her role at the 2-year-old Boston institute in January 2018.
After being teased by a grown man about the color of his hair, 8-year-old Jacob Shelsy received support and encouragement from none other than Kelly Osbourne.
Jacob had died his fair pink and cut it into a mohawk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Last week he and his older sister were at a Pittsfield car repair place in Pittsfield while his sister had work done on the vehicle. But there, the mechanic allegedly teased Jacob because of his hair and taunted him by calling him "Mary" on the wa
David Shaker, a lifelong North Adams resident now retired and living in Boca Raton, Fla., was recognized on the jumbotron at Saturday's Boston Bruins-Florida Panthers game as part of the Panthers' "Heroes Among Us" program.
Navy Capt. Robert Gaucher of Pittsfield, Mass., assumed command of Submarine Development Squadron 5 on March 22 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.
He relieved Capt. Douglas Perry of Alexandria, Va., of his duties and responsibilities during the change of command ceremony at Bangor Chapel.