States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

...given once a year, instead of twice.The 11 states involved are Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island."We've listened to the voices of all stakeholders...
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Life, love and alternative kindship structures

...sorry, fellow Yankees fans).Rather, the mammoths are stuffed, mounted and displayed in a shabby, old museum at a Massachusetts liberal arts college (think Amherst, Northampton, Smith). And while the proboscideans in question don't come to life...
Don't drink and chase bears with a hatchet

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet.North Adams...
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Slack Tide: Mother's Day: It's more than Capri pants and guilt

...the women who gave us life. Indeed, "mother" is the "first word" of most infants on Earth, though it often sounds like "ma" or "mama" (or, if you're my kids, "poo-poo," which they're still saying three and six years later, respectively...
Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston trial

...during a getaway attempt.Khozhugov said the Muslim convert named Misha often visited the Tsarnaev apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to talk to Tamerlan about Islam."I wouldn't call it formally a lesson, but he was teaching him and suggesting books...
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Brady suspended 4 games

...its fourth NFL title since the 2001 season."Absolutely not," he said at a previously planned appearance in Salem, Massachusetts, last Thursday night. "We earned everything we got and achieved as a team, and I am proud of that and so are our fans...
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Youth tri club making waves share with the team."We moved out here three years ago," Cashman said. "My daughter had done triathlons back in Massachusetts where we lived before and we were looking for triathlon opportunities in this area. It is just great watching the kids...
House built before Alaska colonized is up for sale

...Alaska.The structure was built in Massachusetts around 1680 but moved to its current...bought 300-year-old Plymouth, Massachusetts farmhouse in 1981. To move it more...and a network of welded beams.In Massachusetts, houses can often be set right on...
Deborah Jean Uotila

...Sister-in-law and Brother-in law Nancy and Jim Stobie of Westford MA; Sister-in-law Ruth Swanton of New Haven CT; Brother-in-law...Mineral VA, Megan Stobie of Knoxville TN, Lindsey Stobie of Boston MA, Kathrine Harding of New Haven CT; and nephew John Robinson...
Alleged bank bandit shops, shaves hour as a stock crew member - ended. He's been living in the woods in homeless camps since then."Oh, I'm not sure ma'am," he told Magistrate Judge Amanda Schulz when asked how much money he earned this year. "I was only (working about...


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