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February 09, 2008

And Now, In Other News...

--Community Radio Hour and Mary Serreze has audio from her recent discussion with Mike Kirby, who discusses his new book on the development of Hospital Hill, spinning "an arcane tale, involving public agencies, private developers, a string of mayors, and an Advisory Committee that caught the eye of the State Ethics Commission.
--Northampton Redoubt has the latest on the Interstate 91 Interchange.
--Vannah and Collins on the newly appointed members of the Ad-Hoc Committee for Best Practices. [mp3 here]
--Read Fred Contrada's account of that meeting in the Springfield Republican, here.
--In The Valley visits Forbes Library, talks local blogging with an artist.
--The last two former mayors who successfully did what Rudolph W. Giuliani tried to do: Grover Cleveland of Buffalo, and Calvin Coolidge of Northampton, MA. (NYTimes)
--Smith students save vintage dresses (CNN)
--Weinberg and Gerber, P.C. of Northampton, MA, a law firm specializing in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, working on case against Bally Fitness (Maryland Community Newspapers)
--Degrees of Wealth and Generosity, a look at the relationship between endowments and low-income enrollment at elite private colleges, including Smith. (Inside Higher Ed)
--Thursday night adult basketball players wanted (Craigslist)
--Afro-Cuban Folkloric Dance Class (Craigslist)
--Hunan Gourmet in Northampton closes "until further notice"; future plans unknown (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

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