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Cross' Big Night Lifts Team in Narrow Giorgi League Win

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Keiland Cross scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Sunday to lead Lifting Standards to a 46-43 win over Flynn & Dagnoli/Kingsbread in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
 
Javi Osorio scored 10 points to back up Cross.
 
Sedale Jones had 13 points, and Lawrence Carrier contributed 11 points and eight boards for Flynn & Dagnoli. Lavante Wiggins finished in double figures with 10 points.
 
In Monday's other game, Pizza House topped RJ's Taxi, 78-48, behind 25 points and nine rebounds from Deshawn Hamlett. Clayton Palmer had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Khalil Paul scored 13 in the win.
 
Reece Racette led three players in double figures with 15 for RJ's, which got 11 points from Obilio Rodriguez and 10 from Hayden Bird.
 
On Monday night at Noel Field, Rivers Lawn Care/Timeless Training and Swish each picked up a win.
 
In the first game, Brandon Roughley scored 17 and Todd Hunt added 10 points and nine rebounds as Rivers beat Frank Field Contracting, 60-40.
 
Robbie Burke had a big night for Frank Field with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
 
Jerry McDonough scored 19 to lead Swish to a 70-43 win over Maselli/Bedard Bros.
 
Matt Chamberlin scored 15, and Caleb Mackey scored 12 and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win.
 
For Maselli, Devon Walker scored 19, and Dan Carroll and Zach Ronnow each scored 10.
 
Play continues Tuesday evening with two games scheduled for 6:30 at Noel Field with the Armory as a backup in case of rain.
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Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Questions About the Future

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The word "estate" conjures images of great wealth, which may be one of the reasons so many people don't develop estate plans. After all, they're not rich, so why make the effort? In reality, though, if you have a family, you can probably benefit from estate planning, whatever your asset level. And you may well find that a comprehensive estate plan can help you answer some questions you may find unsettling – or even worrisome.

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* Will there be a fight over my assets? Without a solid estate plan in place, your assets could be subject to the time-consuming, expensive – and very public – probate process. During probate, your relatives and creditors can gain access to your records, and possibly even challenge your will. But with proper planning, you can maintain your privacy. As one possible element of an estate plan, a living trust allows your property to avoid probate and pass quickly to the beneficiaries you have named.

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