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St. Joe Graduate Pens Inspirational Children's Book

Dan Sadlowski started on a career in health care and shadowed at Children's Hospital in Boston. He was in awe. He saw sick children fighting day in and day out. He saw them as real-life superheroes. And when his time there ended, he promised himself he'd come back and be an inspiration, a role model, to help them be resilient in the face of adversity.

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North Adams Native Writes Financial Self-Help Book

Hogan, a financial planner and published comedy and satire writer now living in Atlanta, said the bulk of her collection of essays was inspired by her own struggles navigating the post-college world.

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Mary Grant Named President of Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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.

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Adams Community Bank President Named Head of Mass Bankers Association Board

O'Brien will serve a one-year term as chairman. He was one of nine executives named to the board.

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Kelly Osbourne Brightens Up Local, Bullied Youth's Day

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

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Windsor Woman Heads to World Maccabiah Games

Pearl Sutter, a Mount Greylock Regional School graduate, is competing in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. The fencing athlete is one of 1,200 American athletes competing in the games.

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North Adams Man Honored for WWII Service at NHL Game

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.

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Downing's Next Step Is Solar Energy Firm

Benjamin B. Downing, who has championed renewable energies during his 10 years in the state Senate, will join a solar energy company at the end of his term.

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North Adams Library Names DiLego as Assistant Director

DiLego was the unanimous choice based on her 20 years of experience at the library, her familiarity with library procedures, and the depth of her local history knowledge.

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Pittsfield Native Takes Command of Submarine Squadron

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.

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