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Hunt, Burris Lead Team to Giorgi League Win

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Todd Hunt and Tom Burris each scored 17 points to lead Rivers Lawn Care/Timeless Training to a 59-53 win over Fortitude Strength and Conditioning on Wednesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
 
Lucas Shatford had a double-double for Fortitude with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
 
Robert Jutras scored a game-high 19 points, and Mike Muller scored 11 in the loss.
 
In Wednesday's other game, Maselli/Bedard Bros. beat iBerkshires.com, 51-43 behind 16 points from Anton Wright.
 
 
Brandon Hurst scored 18 for iBerkshires.
 
The high school division is back in action on Thursday at 5:30 with Mount Greylock facing Monument Mountain, followed by McCann Tech against Drury.
 
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Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Questions About the Future

Submitted by Edward Jones

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.

Here are a few of these questions:

* What will happen to my children?
With luck, you (and your co-parent, if you have one) will be alive and well at least until your children reach the age of majority (either 18 or 21, depending on where you live). Nonetheless, you don't want to take any chances, so, as part of your estate plans, you may want to name a guardian to take care of your children if you are not around. You also might want to name a conservator – sometimes called a "guardian of the estate" – to manage any assets your minor children might inherit.

* 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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