Kozarian Grand Slam Propels SteepleCats in Road Win

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LACONIA, N.H. -- Jon Kozarian hit a grand slam Thursday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to a 6-5 win over the Winnipesaukee Muskrats in the New England Baseball League.
Kozarian's fifth-inning homer helped North Adams take a 5-2 lead.
The hosts clawed back to within one going to the seventh.
But Lucas Donlon doubled home Kozarian to give the SteepleCats a 6-4 lead.
Samuel Bennett earned the win on the mound, striking out eight and walking three while allowing three earned runs in five innings of work. Camden Lovrich struck out five in four innings of two-run relief.
North Adams (16-13-2) hosts Sanford, Maine on Friday evening at Joe Wolfe Field.
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MCLA Presents Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present the annual Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Murdock Hall Room 218. A remote viewing option is also available. 
Vivek Shandas is a professor of climate adaptation and the founding director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University. Professor Shandas specializes in developing strategies to reduce exposure of historically marginalized communities to climate-induced extreme events. He has published over 100 articles, three books, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and other national and local media.  
Professor Shandas serves as chair of the city of Portland's Urban Forestry Commission, technical reviewer for federal and state agencies, and a board member on several non-profit organizations.
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