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Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

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Russia and Turkey Seek to Defuse Tensions Over Jet Downing

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Enjoy the view of Hershey, Pa., located in Derry Township, in blazing fall color as seen from a flyover near the end of October. Locations include the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Milton Hershey School, Hersheypark, Giant...

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The fire was reported at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday at the La Quinta Inn along the 100 block of Walker Road, according to Franklin County 911.

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Investigators said they were contacted on Nov. 16 about the boy raping a five-year-old girl and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy at a home along East Main Street.

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.