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    A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, saying that his stock fell in value because they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn's resignation.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, saying that his stock fell in value because they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn's resignation.

    An attorney for Wynn did not immediately respond Wednesday to messages seeking comment about the lawsuit filed Nov. 27 in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts marketing chief Michael Weaver declined to comment on behalf of the company and the board.

    Plaintiff Robert Bruce Bannister says that Steve Wynn, current chief executive Matt Maddox, former executive Kim Sinatra and nine former and current board members knew for several years about sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn but failed to act.

    The lawsuit says that Wynn and company officials misled shareholders and the public by concealing information about women who alleged Wynn harassed or assaulted them, including a $7.5 million settlement with a former company manicurist who said that Wynn forced sex on her on company property in 2005.

    Steve Wynn has denied allegations of wrongdoing. He resigned Feb. 6, days after the Wall Street Journal reported about the allegations.

    Records show that Wynn Resorts traded at more than $200 per share before the Wall Street Journal report, and closed at about $165 after Wynn resigned. Company stock closed at about $110 Tuesday.

    Gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts also are investigating the allegations.

    Mohegan Sun willing to buy Encore Boston Harbor if Wynn Resorts is found unsuitable to hold gaming license

    A judge in Nevada dismissed a defamation lawsuit that Wynn filed against The Associated Press for its reporting on a separate allegation made to Las Vegas police.

    The new shareholder lawsuit was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It names current board members Jay Johnson, Patricia Mulroy, Clark Randt and Alvin Shoemaker and former board members John Hagenbuch, Ray Irani, former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller, Edward Virtue and D. Boone Wayson.

    It asks a judge to find that the defendants breached fiduciary duties, and it seeks monetary damages from the company and Steve Wynn.

    Steve Wynn's lawyer: Gaming Commission chair Stephen Crosby defamed casino mogul with 'predator' comment

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    Read obituaries from The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Here are the obituaries published Wednesday in The Republican:

    Obituaries from The Republican, Dec. 5, 2018


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    Eversource technicians are working to find out the cause of the outage.

    Eversource is reporting a power outage that has left 1,178 homes and businesses without power Wednesday in Agawam and West Springfield.

    The outage occurred at around 6:30 p.m. and technicians are working to find out the cause. There is no estimate of when power will be restored, said Lynn Vasquez, Eversource spokeswoman.

    There are two areas without power now, she said.

    Currently there are 1,145 people in Agawam without power and 546 in West Springfield who do not have electricity, she said.

    The company initially reported there were 2,152 people without electricity in West Springfield but that has been updated, she said.

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    The protest was in support of Superintendent Martin O'Shea, whose contract will not be renewed next year after a controversial School Committee vote.

    LONGMEADOW -- A group of several dozen community members participated in a "quiet protest" during Wednesday night's School Committee meeting, many holding signs reading "Together We Stand for Marty" for the duration of the meeting.

    According to a press release, the protest was a show of support for the Longmeadow Education Association, which was opposed to the School Committee's recent decision not to renew the contract of Superintendent Martin O'Shea. The teachers union has also given the School Committee a vote of no confidence.

    Many attendees were also wearing red, the same color as T-shirts that members of the Longmeadow Education Association wore.

    "I'm here supporting Marty," said resident Cindy O'Malley. "I'm unhappy the way the School Committee is operating at this time."

    She said she heard about the meeting and silent protest through word of mouth in the community.

    In a highly debated and well-attended School Committee meeting last month, the committee voted 4-3 not to renew O'Shea's contract next year.

    Residents were also gathering signatures on a petition to begin the process of amending the town's home rule charter. The charter does not have a mechanism to remove elected officials before their terms expire. According to the press release, more than 200 signatures have been collected so far.

    The press release also noted that "the usual public comments section was eliminated from Wednesday night's meeting." The school committee did not ask for public comments at the start of the meeting.

    Dorothy Presser of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees was present for 90 minutes of the meeting for the second part of a workshop that began in September helping the committee to set working protocols.

    Most attendees remained quiet during the meeting, but there were murmurs when Presser asked committee members to summarize "who the committee represents." Chairwoman Beth Baron asked that the public remain silent.

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    In a post-prison interview, the former House Speaker did not admit wrongdoing in the corruption case that landed him in jail.

    Two years out of prison, former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi has harsh words for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, which he calls a "rogue agency" that denies prisoners health care.

    "I can give examples of inhumane and cruel treatment in prison for lack of medical care," DiMasi said in an interview Wednesday on WGBH News. "Every other day someone in my unit would die, and they would do nothing about it."

    DiMasi is a Democrat who first joined the Massachusetts House in 1979 and led the body from 2004 to 2009, when he resigned amid a corruption probe. He was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2011 for accepting bribes in exchange for steering state contracts to the software company Cognos.

    DiMasi was granted compassionate release from prison in November 2016, after serving five years of an eight-year sentence. He was 71 at the time, survived throat and prostate cancer and could not swallow due to side effects from the cancer treatment, according to his wife. He had been housed at a federal prison in North Carolina.

    DiMasi showed up at the Statehouse Tuesday to attend goodbye speeches by some of his former House colleagues. He gave his first post-prison interview Wednesday to WGBH News host Jim Braude on the show Greater Boston.

    Asked about his crime, DiMasi did not admit wrongdoing, although he said multiple times that his case was "in the past," and he wants to put it behind him. "I did the best I could under the circumstances and everything that was presented to me. I tried to comply with the law in every single way," DiMasi said. He said it is "very difficult to try to know where that bright line is" between what is legal and illegal for elected officials.

    DiMasi was most vocal about what he described as the denial of medical care that prisoners face, including, he believes, himself.

    "It's systemic with the organization," DiMasi said. "The Bureau of Prisons does not provide the health care needed, not only just for me but for anybody."

    DiMasi said at times he believed he would die in prison. He described his experiences as "very difficult," particularly the cancer treatment he underwent in a prison hospital, with no support system. He said he would tell himself to take one day at a time, and to thank God for his family, friends and the "courage to go forward every day and meet the challenges."

    DiMasi said he bears no anger or negative feelings toward people who did not support him. He plans to focus on using his voice to advocate for other prisoners to get compassionate release and to get proper health care in prison.

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this year signed into law a state compassionate release program as part of a larger criminal justice bill, partly due to lobbying by DiMasi's wife.

    DiMasi said in federal prison, he helped other prisoners appeal for compassionate release. "I was disgusted by the way the Bureau of Prisons was refusing them and obfuscating the process," he said. "The laws are in place for them to get out. They don't do it. They don't want to do it."

    Before he left prison, DiMasi said other inmates urged him to use his voice to "go out there and please speak for us." "That's what I'm going to do," DiMasi said. "I want to help them." 

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    The session hosted by Pioneer Valley Cannabis Industry Summit drew a crowd to Nathan Bill's in Springfield. Watch video

    SPRINGFIELD -- Cannabis and social justice were hot topics Wednesday as panelists at a forum offered updates and insight on the implementation of Massachusetts marijuana law and its relationship to race, class and community.

    "Cannabis prohibition has historically been about one thing -- racism," said Dick Evans, the Northampton attorney who chaired the Question 4 ballot committee to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state.

    "It's the white guys who know how to jump through all the hoops -- and I'm white," said Ezra Parzybok, a medical marijuana consultant.

    "It takes one million dollars at least to get your doors open in the current regulatory environment," said Tito Jackson, former Boston city councilor and current cannabis entrepreneur. 

    "We came to learn that we haven't done enough for diversity and economic empowerment," said Shaleen Title, a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

    The Pioneer Valley Cannabis Industry Summit, held at the Thomas Sullivan Banquet Hall at Nathan Bill's restaurant, was filled to the brim. Access to capital, social consumption, local zoning and big-money threats to the small-money "craft cannabis" space were all recurrent topics.

    Many said that they hope the Cannabis Control Commission soon allows "social consumption" -- or the ability to consume legal marijuana at cafes, yoga studios and the like.

    Many renters, and all public housing tenants, can't smoke at home, said Karima Rizk, an Easthampton woman who hopes to open a cannabis cafe called Cafe Vert. She said cannabis cafes would support social equity, public safety, and public health.

    "When people are forced to smoke outdoors, or in their cars, it can create an unsafe situation," she said. "If people can gather at a cafe, they can wait before driving home, or make use of transportation sponsored by the establishment."

    Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse said social consumption -- and lowering the economic bar to participating in the cannabis industry -- could revitalize communities, while supporting fellowship and good will.

    Holyoke has plenty of vacant mill space and three levels of canals, said Morse, who suggested that his city is ripe for cannabis tourism.

    "You should be able to visit, see where our marijuana is grown, and try it out at a cafe," said Morse.

    Kamani Jefferson, an advocate for equitable access, said communities of color have historically been targeted by the war on drugs. She, and and others at the event, said Massachusetts must make sure that the cannabis industry is not dominated by wealthy investors.

    "We should be rolling this out slowly, rather than rushing," she said. "With slower implementation, we can ensure equitable access to the industry."

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    Glen Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, said he anticipated it would "not be a problem" for Longmeadow to find a new superintendent.

    LONGMEADOW --  The School Committee in a special meeting Wednesday night began talking about the process of hiring a new superintendent while nearly 100 members of the public attended as a silent protest in support of the sitting superintendent and town's education association.

    Glen Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, said he anticipated it would "not be a problem" for Longmeadow to find a new superintendent - despite the recent tensions between members of the school committee and the public.

    Many in the community, including town officials like the police and fire chiefs, parents and students, supported superintendent Martin O'Shea's contract renewal, which was voted down 4-3 last month.

    "I've seen this movie before," Koocher said. "A lot of searches come with political overtones before, during or after the process. Inevitably, the community moves forward."

    Some in the audience could be heard saying they felt insulted by Koocher's comments.

    The school committee also discussed the possibility of putting together a subcommittee to put together an RFP to select the vendor for the superintendent search.

    The Republican / MassLive will have further reporting on Wednesday night's Longmeadow School Committee meeting on Thursday.

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    Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth Corp. launched its new name and brand on Jan. 1, 2018, according to a news release. It is transitioning 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations serving 36 states and Puerto Rico to the new names in 2019.

    LUDLOW -- HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts is changing its name to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts as part of a corporate rebranding.

    HealthSouth will host an Embrace Encompass event from from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 8. The event will be open to the public and will take place in the hospital cafeteria, 222 State St., Ludlow.

    Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth Corp. launched its new name and brand on Jan. 1, 2018, according to a news release. It is transitioning 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations serving 36 states and Puerto Rico to the new names in 2019.

    "Our new Encompass Health brand reflects more than the change of our name. It reinforces our commitment to working together to continuously improve the care we provide our patients," John Hunt, CEO of Encompass Health Western Massachusetts, said in a news release. "With a focus on clinical collaboration and strengthening relationships, we will continue to play an important role in making a difference in the lives of our patients."

    HealthSouth opened its 53-bed acute rehabilitation hospital in the Ludlow Mills complex in 2014. Built at a cost of $26 million, the hospital replaced an older facility a few blocks away.

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    State fire officials are investigating an incident which left a Massachusetts mayor's car with fire damage.

    State fire officials are investigating an incident which left a Massachusetts mayor's car with fire damage. 

    Police were called to the home of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter on Saturday after his vehicle was determined to have sustained damage. 

    The Department of Fire Services says a preliminary investigation shows someone set fire to the city-owned vehicle provided to the mayor. The fire extinguished itself and caused minor damage. The fire is believed to have been set the night prior. 

    Carpenter was not home at the time of the incident, the Brockton Enterprise reports, though members of his family were. No one was injured in the fire. 

    He declined to speculate as to the motive behind the act when asked by an Enterprise reporter. 

    "We appreciate all the concern expressed by the public and the media," he said in a statement to the newspaper. "As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for my family and I. We have faith in the state and local public safety agencies involved to complete a thorough investigation."

    A reward of up to $5,000 is offered by the State Fire Marshal for information leading to the case being solved. Tipsters can call the state Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229.

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    A light dusting of snow is expected to hit parts of New England late Thursday.

    A light dusting of snow is expected to hit parts of New England late Thursday.

    Communities in Berkshire County are the most likely to see snow in Massachusetts. "Snow showers and a few snow squalls are expected late today into the evening hours as a cold front crosses the area," the National Weather Service said. "Visibilities can become briefly reduced to less than a mile along with partially snow covered roadways and walkways." 

    Further east, there's a slight chance of snow in the Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts. Little to no snow is expected in the Greater Boston area, though in Southeastern Massachusetts - including the Cape and Islands - scattered snow showers are possible overnight. 


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    Day to day, the elected city treasurer is answerable to no one in terms of a supervisor, not even the mayor.

    HOLYOKE -- Who has 26,816 bosses, gets evaluated only every four years, allegedly uses the F-word around her City Hall office with regularity and has clashed with staff in numerous city departments?

    City Treasurer Sandra A. Smith, according to municipal employees, including one who has filed a complaint against the treasurer with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

    Treasurer is an elected position here, which means registered voters decide that office-holder's fate, and only when the four-year term is set to expire. The city has 26,816 voters. Smith's term is up in 2021.

    Day to day, Smith is answerable to no one in terms of a supervisor, not even the mayor.

    Smith delivers verbal abuse, shouts and orders employees out of the office as a staple of her management style, according to Bridget A. Allen, who filed the MCAD complaint, and others who work at City Hall and City Hall Annex.

    Allen was out on medical leave for about two weeks to get treated for anxiety. She provided copies of memos from a physician and a counselor that said she was receiving such treatment. The anxiety was due to dealing with Smith, Allen said.

    Formerly a principal clerk in the treasurer's office, which is in the City Hall basement, Allen described an incident that took place June 27. Smith summoned Allen into her office and asked her if she intimidated her. Allen said yes.

    "'You can cry here about things that happen outside of work but you cannot cry because I'm being a bitch,'" Smith said, according to Allen. "'Suck it up, buttercup, because this is how it is here. Deal with it.'"

    Amie Chrzanowski loved her job as assistant city treasurer but left for a position of principal account clerk with the Department of Public Works in 2017. Working with Smith was unbearable, she said.

    "I worked in her office for a year and a half, and after a year's time, things just became tumultuous, and I just couldn't be there anymore," Chrzanowski said.

    Other employees have experienced problems with Smith but most declined to speak on the record for publication.

    Smith said in a brief phone interview that she had received an email with 16 questions from The Republican, including in relation to allegations about verbal abuse, but she declined to comment.

    She is in the first year of a four-year term she won in an uncontested election in 2017 after filling the remaining two years of the previous treasurer's term. She was assistant treasurer before that. The treasurer's yearly salary is $70,016.

    Smith is no stranger to controversy. In June 2017, she sent $9,997 to someone impersonating an official at the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department who asked Smith in an email to make a wire transfer of money, which she did from a city account at PeoplesBank.

    'I was human, I made a mistake' says Holyoke City Treasurer Sandra Smith about computer scam

    Allen has returned to working as a clerk at the Holyoke Police Department, which is where she began working for the city in December 2014. She loved working there but was on the overnight shift and sought a job with daytime hours. That's how she came to transfer to the treasurer's office in August 2017, she said in an interview with The Republican in the cafe at Barnes & Noble here Nov. 7.

    Allen said her job performance was satisfactory and she did not receive any disciplinary action while working in the treasurer's office. She was not sure why Smith began targeting her in June 2018, she said.

    Smith yelled at and belittled her, such as saying, as Allen would leave Smith's office, "I am sick of working with incompetent people." 

    The June 27 incident occurred while Smith's daughter was visiting in her office. Allen heard Smith say she wanted to demonstrate how she summons staff, Allen said.

    "'Bridget, get in here,'" Smith said, according to Allen.

    Smith asked Allen if she intimidated her and Allen said yes. Smith said she'd heard that a School Department employee felt the same way and preferred emailing to avoid having to speak with Smith, Allen said.

    That's when Smith made the "suck it up, buttercup," remark, she said.

    When Smith's daughter left, Allen said she returned to Smith's office to object to the treasurer's remarks and recent "intolerable and absolutely unacceptable" behavior.

    "'Then file a f------ grievance,'" Smith said, according to Allen.

    Later on June 27, Smith ordered Allen to take the rest of the day off and then told her to take the rest of the week off. Allen said that she didn't want to leave and that Smith had no right go give such an order.

    Allen went to sit in her car "sobbing and shaking from the confrontation," according to an addendum filed with the MCAD complaint.

    Allen contacted Personnel Director Hector Carrasquillo. He held a mediation meeting June 28 in his office with Allen and Smith that lasted 20 to 25 minutes and failed to resolve the issues, Allen said.

    "It was absolutely terrible," Allen said. "She denied saying the 'suck it up, buttercup' thing in front of her daughter. She denied even doing that. She said she felt like she treats me the same as she treats all the staff and she doesn't feel as if she's treating me poorly."

    For weeks after, Allen was assigned as a floating clerk for the treasurer and tax collector offices, which are adjoining. She was given a desk equipped with neither computer or phone, though she later got both. Her assignment was to deal with visitors who showed up at the counter of the tax collector's office, she said.

    "I felt like it was a time out," Allen said.

    Like Allen, Chrzanowski said she was once ordered out of the treasurer's office by Smith. That came Aug. 17, 2017, after she told the treasurer she was awaiting drug-screening results for her switch to the DPW job. She said she told Smith that upon learning those results she would give two weeks notice.

    "She told me to pack up my things and leave. She would pay me for the next two days but she wanted me out of her office," Chrzanowski said.

    Later that day, Chrzanowski learned Smith had ordered her locked out of the municipal computer system, she said.

    "I was only moving to another department, my email wasn't changing. After speaking with the mayor's office and the solicitor's office my email was changed back so I could access it," she said.

    Allen said the final falling out occurred Oct. 4. A trip by Allen to PeoplesBank to make a deposit failed to include a deposit bag from the tax collector's office, necessitating another trip, she said. Allen said she thought she had all that the tax collector needed deposited that day, and Smith exploded.

    "She slammed her fist on the desk and closed her eyes and said, 'In the future, go in and ask the tax collector if they have a deposit.' By then I was steaming. I was shaking. I knew how the day was going to go," Allen said.

    She spoke with Rory Casey, who at the time was chief of staff for Mayor Alex B. Morse. She also spoke with Carrasquillo and Smith herself without success, she said. 

    The union Allen belongs to, the National Association of Government Employees, filed a grievance over the issues with Smith Oct. 15. Allen filed the MCAD complaint four days later.

    The MCAD complaint says Allen was discriminated against because of her age, 45, given that other clerks in the treasurer's office were younger than her, and because she has a disability in the form of anxiety attacks. On the basis of those two factors, Allen was subject to retaliation, the MCAD complaint says.

    "It became an unbearable, hostile work environment. It was directly harassment, intimidation, bullying. I mean, beyond bullying," Allen told The Republican.

    MCAD complaints can take years to resolve. Investigator Joseph Greenhalgh said in an Oct. 23 letter to Allen that an "investigative conference" on her complaint has been scheduled for April 10 at 11 a.m. at the MCAD office in Springfield, 436 Dwight St.

    The Republican filed a public records request with Carrasquillo seeking documents, emails and cellphone text messages that came to the Personnel Department over the years in relation to complaints from municipal staff, officials and visitors to City Hall and City Hall Annex about Smith.

    Carrasquillo denied the request. Because treasurer is an elected position, the Personnel Department "does not maintain (such) complaints or concerns" in a personnel file about Smith, he said.

    "(Smith) is not an employee of the city, but an elected official," Carrasquillo said.

    Allen and other city employees said they know such complaints have been brought to the Personnel Department's attention.

    "So the employees that were told their complaints, mediation were documented, were not? Unbelievable," Allen said.

    "I would think people would flip hearing that she is 'not an employee of the city.' She collects her pay from the city, pays into the city's retirement fund. What an insult to people who stirred up enough courage to go to Personnel and file a complaint just to hear this," she said.

    Asked about the allegations about Smith, Mayor Alex B. Morse said: "I can't speak to any specific employee or complaint, but I can say that we take these types of concerns seriously, and all issues brought to my attention, or to that of the the Personnel Department are thoroughly investigated and addressed appropriately."

    Morse is among officials who support changing treasurer from an elected position to an appointed one that would perhaps report to a central finance director in an envisioned realignment of some municipal departments.

    But in 2015, voters narrowly rejected a ballot question that would have led to such a change. The question failed with 50.4 percent, or 4,695, voting no and 49.5 percent, or 4,618, voting yes.

    In October, City Councilor Daniel B. Bresnahan filed an order about Smith that the Council referred to Carrasquillo. The order asked that the Personnel Department demonstrate to the City Council that Smith had the certifications, licenses and up-to-date renewals as required by federal, state and local law to hold the position.

    Carrasquillo told the Council Nov. 7 that, essentially, none of that mattered.

    "As an elected official, the treasurer is elected by the residents of the city of Holyoke. There are no other requirements in place," Carrasquillo said.

    Bresnahan said that he filed the order on behalf of a constituent and that he was satisfied with Carrasquillo's response.

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    The city is offering incentives totaling up to $65,000 for the purchase and reuse of two historically significant, tax-foreclosed houses on Bay Street and Irvington Street.

    SPRINGFIELD -- The city is offering incentives totaling up to $65,000 for the purchase and reuse of two historically significant, tax-foreclosed houses.

    The city is advertising for bids for the houses at 427 Bay St. and 74 Irvington St., offering funding assistance through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The assistance is aimed at encouraging proposals and assisting with needed renovations, the city said.

    "My administration continues to be committed to eliminating blight and vacancy in all of our neighborhoods, while sensibly preserving Springfield's historic assets," Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said. "I am pleased we can offer this development incentive that will increase the likelihood of successful redevelopment."

    Proposals for each property are due by Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Office of Procurement at City Hall. The city has scheduled advance site visits.

    The city is offering $50,000 in CDBG incentive funds for the two-family house on Bay Street, at the corner of Cambridge Street, across from Oak Grove Cemetery. The funds can be used for exterior or structural repairs.

    The successful bidder for the single-family house on Irvington Street, in the Forest Park neighborhood, would receive a $15,000 incentive for exterior and structural repairs.

    The Bay Street house will be open for viewing on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.

    The Irvington Street house will be open for viewing on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. and Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.

    In addition, the city will host a technical assistance program for interested bidders on Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the municipal building at 70 Tapley St. Attendees will get help on how to submit a successful response to the current city solicitations for proposals, and others.

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    Former Hampshire College student and immigrant rights activists Eduardo Samaniego is reportedly being detained in an immigration detention center in Georgia, according to a GoFundMe campaign launched to help him.

    NORTHAMPTON - Former Hampshire College student and immigrant rights activists Eduardo Samaniego is reportedly being detained at an immigration detention center in Georgia, according to a GoFundMe campaign launched to help him. 


    Earlier this year, he and 10 others marched 250 miles from New York to Washington as part of the National Walk for the DREAM Act, calling for legislation that can protect him and hundreds of thousands of others from deportation.

    Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously announced the end of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy, which had allowed some minors who entered or stayed in the U.S. illegally to have their deportation deferred. That left the fate of of approximately 800,000 beneficiaries in limbo.

    The Northampton-based Pioneer Valley Workers Collective, where he has worked, is reporting on Facebook that he "went to family and friends for some needed rest, but instead has been caught up in the unjust immigration system. We are going to need all hands on deck to free him."

    He reportedly has been detained at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Lovejoy, Georgia.

    As of Thursday morning, more than $8,000 has been raised toward a $14,000 goal.

    According to the page, Samaniego "is an incredible friend and a leader in the national movement for immigrant rights. For the last 8 years, he has bravely stepped forward to call for legal protections for Dreamers and all immigrants in the US."

    He graduated with honors as president of Junior Achievement of Georgia, President of the Hispanic Honor Society and the only National Society of High School Scholars gold medal winner in his class.

    But Samaniego said in an earlier interview he couldn't go to college because he didn't have a Social Security number.

    He worked two jobs for two years and in 2013 met Dreamers advocating for immigration reform. He traveled across the country advocating for equal access to education for DACA students.

    He started applying to college again, and in 2014 Hampshire College gave him a four-year scholarship.

    During a break in the march this past winter, he said, "ultimately, this walk is also to claim our place in this country."

    "For all intents and purposes, we have become part of the fabric of this country," he said. "We are not strangers to this country asking to be let in. We want to take our dignity back."

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    Marijuana is broadly legal for adults 21 years and older in Massachusetts, but the substance remains illegal under federal law.

    One trip over the state line with Massachusetts marijuana is one too many, at least according to federal law.

    Marijuana is broadly legal for adults 21 years and older in Massachusetts, but the substance remains illegal under federal law.

    Still, some of the cars that streamed in and out of Leicester and Northampton, the two communities home to the first retail pot shops east of the Mississippi, had out-of-state license plates.

    The sales of marijuana and cannabis products aren't limited to just Massachusetts residents. And the stores are not allowed to collect personal identifying information of the customers.

    But customers who cross back over the border are committing a federal crime. Smoking marijuana in Massachusetts is still banned in the same public places that prohibit tobacco smoking, and it is still illegal to drive while on drugs.

    "You should be staying in-state with your product," cautions Adam Fine, an attorney who helped draft the state marijuana law passed by Massachusetts voters in 2016.

    "You should not be crossing state lines with it," adds Britte McBride, the former legal counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and who now serves as one of five members of the state's Cannabis Control Commission, the regulatory agency tasked with overseeing the new marijuana industry.

    Customers who leave Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton should be aware that once they see the signs welcoming them to Connecticut, New Hampshire or New York, they're in a "completely different jurisdiction," Fine says.

    The first Massachusetts marijuana retail shops are finally open; Here's what you should know

    When Colorado legalized marijuana, some law enforcement agencies in next-door states set up at the border, according to Fine, though he adds that is unlikely in the Northeast.

    Small amounts of marijuana are unlikely to be a top priority for law enforcement, and the marijuana tested and sold by the shops is also priced at a point where there isn't going to be much of an incentive to divert the product across state lines for profit, Fine notes. (A chocolate bar with marijuana, after taxes are added in, costs $24 at NETA.)

    Matthew Fogelman, an attorney who helped win a court case in 2017 for a medical marijuana user who lost a marketing job after failing a drug test, agrees.

    "I think people should be mindful that they could be charged criminally for transporting cannabis across state lines," he tells MassLive. "At the same time, I think people will weigh the chances and the risk of actually getting caught and then decide accordingly whether it's worth it to take that likely, small, chance. The odds are probably low that they'll get into trouble but they should know it is certainly possible."

    Federal prosecutors have made clear that while they're remaining hands-off on marijuana sales, diversions in large quantities of marijuana products remain a concern as the legal marijuana industry ramps up in Massachusetts.

    "People should just avoid going over state lines [with marijuana]," Fine says. "That is the simplest advice."

    Then there are the islands off the Massachusetts coast: Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

    "It's more of a concern leaving the islands because of that federal law enforcement jurisdiction over the waters," Fine says.

    For law enforcement's part, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut State Police said the agency will continue to enforce their state laws on marijuana.

    Alaric Fox, a former state trooper who now serves as the chief of police in Enfield, notes Connecticut decriminalized marijuana. That means possession of a small amount is similar to a minor traffic infraction.

    People will be charged with possession "regardless of where it came from," Fox says.

    Marijuana in Massachusetts: Here's where the next retail shops will likely open

    Enfield is just 30 minutes away from the NETA shop in Northampton and about an hour away from Cultivate in Leicester.

    Fox echoes law enforcement officials in Massachusetts and says driving after consuming marijuana "endangers public safety."

    "Like alcohol, people should make the very smart choice" to not take drugs and drive, he says.

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    After months of speculation and reported behind-the-scenes campaign activities, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced that he will not seek a 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

    After months of speculation and reported behind-the-scenes campaign activities, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday that he will not seek a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. 

    Patrick, who became the first African-American governor to lead Massachusetts, confirmed his decision in a Facebook post shared early Thursday morning. 

    "After a lot of conversation, reflection and prayer, I've decided that a 2020 campaign for president is not for me," Patrick wrote. "I've been overwhelmed by advice and encouragement from people from all over the country, known and unknown. Humbled, in fact. But knowing that the cruelty of our elections process would ultimately splash back on people whom Diane and I love, but who hadn't signed up for the journey, was more than I could ask."

    He attributes his decision as an attempt, in part, to shield loved ones from public scrutiny on a national level. His wife, Diane, is mentioned in the statement. In his book, "A Reason to Believe," Patrick wrote of her entering a hospital under a pseudonym during his first term as governor for treatment of severe depression following negative media attention. 

    The former governor's announcement came shortly after reports surfaced suggesting that he had informed staff and advisers of his decision against running for president.

    Elected in 2006, Patrick led Massachusetts for eight years.

    He took a position as a visiting fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Innovation Initiative and joined Bain Capital -- a firm founded by his gubernatorial predecessor Mitt Romney -- after leaving Beacon Hill in January 2015,

    Since entering the private sector, Patrick has largely remained out of the public spotlight despite being rumored as a possible vice presidential running mate for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    He has also faced questions about a potential 2020 White House run following an August 2017 report that several close allies of former President Barack Obama were urging the Massachusetts Democrat to run for president. 

    Report: Barack Obama's allies urging former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020

    David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Obama's presidential campaigns; Valerie Jarrett, a close adviser and friend of the former president; and David Simas, the former political director in the White House and Patrick's ex-deputy chief of staff; reportedly supported the idea of the former governor seeking the presidency,  Politico reported at the time.

    Obama himself -- a friend of Patrick's -- had also reportedly encouraged the Democrat to think about the possibility of running, according to the news outlet.

    Despite the report, Patrick then told Politico's Off Message podcast that it was "way, way too soon to be making plans for 2020."

    Months later, Patrick continued to stoke speculation that he would mount a 2020 White House bid, telling a Kansas City radio station in March that a White House run was on his "radar screen." 

    In August 2018, meanwhile, the former governor offered in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that he intended to make his decision on a 2020 presidential run "in due course."

    Deval Patrick says he'll make decision on 2020 presidential run 'in due course'

    Although Patrick told Tapper that he was "not ready to be a candidate for 2020," weeks later political operatives closely tied to the former governor launched "Reason to Believe" PAC -- a federal political action committee that shares the same name as Patrick's 2011 book.

    Doug Rubin, who worked for the Democrat in both the governor's office and on his campaign, said Patrick was not personally involved in the PAC.

    "The PAC is not affiliated with any candidate, not affiliated with Deval Patrick," Rubin said, noting that it was launched to support federal candidates who share the former governor's desire of "bringing people together."

    Deval Patrick aides launch 'Reason to Believe' PAC amid chatter about 2020 presidential run

    The committee's website and social media, however, used of images of the former governor and did not prominently note Patrick's lack of official involvement when it launched in late August.

    Ahead of the 2018 midterm election, Reason to Believe PAC reported a cash balance of more than $459,000, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    The PAC had raised a total of nearly $502,000 and spent just under $43,000 -- the majority of which went toward "strategy consulting services" -- between Aug. 29 and mid-October.

    As governor, Patrick oversaw the state's recovery from the 2008 economic recession and the legalization of casino gambling. He also focused on education overhauls and "brain power" industries, pushing a 10-year, $1 billion effort to enhance Massachusetts' life sciences sector.

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reflects on his tenure and legacy

    The former U.S. assistant attorney general, who never sought political office before 2006, however, faced criticism over his spending on office furnishing and an official state vehicle early into his administration, the Associated Press noted. 

    He also drew pushback after the death of a 5-year-old boy prompted a shake-up at the state's child welfare agency, a drug lab scandal impacted thousands of criminal cases and the state's health connector website suffered a high-profile breakdown.

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    The suspect had already made two illegal U-turns and then sped off after Trooper Patrick Dolan pulled him over, the arrest report said,

    CHICOPEE - With a ripped trash bag dangling from his front tire, Matthew T. Delaney drove along Chicopee Street Tuesday, leaving a trail of garbage and litter behind him, according to an arrest report.

    A Chicopee police officer followed Delaney's car while dodging trash spilling onto the street. The Florida motorist had already made two illegal U-turns and then sped off after Officer Keith Hevey pulled him over around 1:30 p.m., the report said.

    The chase resumed with Delaney turning onto a narrow side street, then swerving to avoid a city trash truck. Moments later, after the trash bag fell from his tire, he turned back onto Chicopee Street and stopped, the report said.

    Delaney, 54, of 29 Yacht Club Drive, Palm Beach, smelled of alcohol but initially denied having anything to eat or drink for the past 10 days, the report said.

    "I'm going to tell you right now, I'm intoxicated," he later told the officer. "I appreciate what you guys are doing, but I'm intoxicated and shouldn't be driving."

    Delaney, who allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test or a chemical breath test, was arrested and booked on five charges, including operating under the influence of liquor (third offense), operating with a revoked license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.  

    He denied the charges Wednesday in Chicopee District Court and was released on $2,500 cash bail, with orders to remain alcohol-free and use a Sobrietor, a portable device that tests for alcohol consumption.

    A Massachusetts native, Delaney is married and works as a freelance writer, according to court records.

    He is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 3.

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    The medication, manufactured by Tris Pharma, is sold in 0.5-ounce bottles under the brand names Equate, CVS Health and Family Wellness.

    Several brands of infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar are being recalled, as they may be more potent than advertised on the packaging.

    The medication, manufactured by Tris Pharma, is sold in 0.5-ounce bottles under the brand names Equate, CVS Health and Family Wellness.

    "There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and therefore may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury," Tris Pharma said in a statement. 

    Adverse effects may include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible.

    The company said it has not received any reports of adverse effects related to the recall.

    Recalled products from Walmart have lot numbers of 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A with expiration dates of 02/19, 04/19 and 08/19.

    The products sold at CVS have lot number 00717024A with an expiration date of 08/19.

    Affected products at Family Dollar bear lot number 00717024A with an expiration date of 08/19.

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    For more than 30 years All States Transport, Inc. has donated to local and national causes, and this year it has added Toy for Joy as one of the charitable organizations it will support to help meet the great need in the region. "We were founded in Springfield 34 years ago and have always donated to various causes, but...

    For more than 30 years All States Transport, Inc. has donated to local and national causes, and this year it has added Toy for Joy as one of the charitable organizations it will support to help meet the great need in the region.

    "We were founded in Springfield 34 years ago and have always donated to various causes, but this year we were in a position to add some charities to our list and decided Toy for Joy would be one of them," said Billy Kingston, the president of the freight brokering, international freight transportation company. All State has 21 employees in Springfield and 15 in Miami, Florida.

    Kingston said he has personally donated to Toy for Joy before, but this time decided the donation would come from the company.

    "Springfield is our home base and we are aware of the great work Toy for Joy does every year and we know there is a need," he said.

    Toy for Joy, a collaborative effort by the Salvation Army, The Republican and MassLive provides toys and books to children in needy families in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. It is looking to raise $150,000 by Christmas Eve.

    The $1,000 is All States' first donation, but not it's last, Kingston pledged.

    "We were thrilled when the generous gift from All States Transport arrived, especially with the message that they look forward to making it an annual contribution," said Cynthia G. Simison, assistant publisher and managing editor. "Gifts from companies large and small across the region have been a mainstay of support to Toy for Joy. From our region's postal workers to law firms to faculty and staff at area schools, workplace groups are incredibly supportive of Toy for Joy."

    Now in its 96th year, the campaign's goal is to raise $150,000 by Christmas Eve. Today's list of donations totaling $2,605 bring the total raised thus far to $14,538, leaving $135,462 to be raised by Christmas eve.

    "It's a daunting task," said Simison, "but our readers and donors from all parts of Western Massachusetts have always been generous. I hold out hope right until the final hour."

    For many families a donation to Toy for Joy in honor of their loved one has become an annual tradition.

    Today's contributions also include a donation in honor of David Woodman, the Emmanuel College senior from Southwick who died in June 2008 after an altercation with Boston police during a celebration of the Boston Celtics NBA championship. There are many donations made in loving memory of family and friends many of which loved Christmas and children

    Toy for Joy is also partnering this year with the Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation for a second year to help ensure each child receives a new book.

    For the third year in a row, Pride Stores is partnering with Toy for Joy. Pride locations in Western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut will rally its customers in November and December to help contribute to Toy for Joy. Customers can go into any Pride in the area and purchase a $1, $5 or $10 donation card for Toy for Joy.

    To make a contribution to the Toy for Joy fund, write: Toy for Joy, 1860 Main St., Springfield, MA 01101. Contributions may also be dropped off with the coupon which accompanies this story to The Republican, 1860 Main St., Springfield, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through noon on Dec. 21. You can also donate online here.


    Here are the times for families to register at Salvation Army sites for the 96th annual Toy for Joy campaign. The Springfield citadel will assist families whose communities are not listed below:

    Greenfield: 72 Chapman St., Greenfield; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. until December 8th, for info, call (413) 773-3154, serves all Franklin County communities;

    Required documentation: Photo ID for parent/guardian, proof of address dated within last 30 days, birth certificates or passports for each child 16 years and younger and proof of financial need (MassHealth, WIC card, EBT card, current pay stub, or other acceptable documentation).

    Today's Contributions Amount
    Merry Christmas to all from Steven, Sheila and Marcus 20
    Memory of Alice McCleary ad Douglas Renly 20
    In memory of David Woodman 25
    In loving memory of Mabel and Stanley Chrusciel 50
    Merry Christmas from Harold 25
    I miss you Mary, love Carol 25
    In memory of the Barry and Maloney families 50
    Pray for peace and goodwill, Merry Christmas 20
    Donna 50
    Loving memory of Raymond Besko, wife Mary 25
    I hope every child get a Xmas gift for Xmas 5
    In loving memory of my husband Jim 100
    So thankful for Alaina, Aaron, Brady, Brett and Jahviel 25
    In memory of Elaine who loved Christmas 25
    Merry Christmas, thank you for all of our blessings 100
    Erik and Diane 50
    A blessed Christmas to our sweet grandchildren Audrey and Connor 25
    Merry Christmas from Ethel and Norman of Thorndike 50
    Dorothy 25
    In memory of Gordie Moore, my husband, love Shirley 20
    Mary Ann 250
    Merry Christmas to all from Ed and Viv 50
    In memory of my mother Barbara Kupec, still missed 25
    Merry Christmas Judy and Jerry Bewsee 25
    In memory of Umpa 25
    In loving memory of my husband Bill and son David 50
    In honor of the children in Auntie Rita's family 20
    From Robert, Maggie, Julia and Luke 25
    Emily Witaszek left us 10 years ago, still special 20
    Peace on earth 200
    Happy Christmas from Taj 25
    In memory of my loving husband Barclay 20
    In loving memory of our Grandpa Bob Wheeler, Ryan, Nicole, Brandon and Bobby 25
    In memory of Ken, Margaret and Beth Wallace from Peggy 15
    Pa, Ma, Gwen, Bob, Doug and Cay 25
    Dad, Mom, Mel, Angie and Stella 25
    For Joe, Jack and Flo 25
    In thanksgiving and remembrance, Terry Devine 20
    In memory of past family 30
    In loving memory of Joe Gervais from his Bonnie 50
    Merry Christmas to all 25
    In memory of Paul and Rita 100
    Ruth 10
    In memory of our mother Jenney, who loved Christmas 20
    In memory of JR from Lucy and Milo 50
    In memory of Zoe, Rosie and Bert, from Lexi, Peanut and Ernie 50
    Merry Christmas Barry and Dan 100
    Merry Christmas Mom and Dad 100
    In memory of George, Bridget and Dorothy Fitzgerald, Merry Christmas 50
    Teresa 10
    In memory of Emery O LaBelle 30
    From my five grandchildren 50
    Given in memory of Tim Medrek 50
    Thank you St. Jude and St. Kolbe 10
    In memory of Todd A Bristol, Maureen, John and Susie 75
    Memory of Ronnie and Jim Donohue and Anna and Hugh Ketchum 50
    Shirley 15
    Love and kisses from Lyla, a sweet Yorkie 100
    In memory of Michael 25
    RECEIVED $2,605
    TOTAL TO DATE $14,538
    STILL NEEDED $135,462

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    The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 6.

    Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" picked up six nominations Golden Globe nominations Thursday, narrowly edging out the  remake of "A Star is Born," "Green Book" and "The Favourite," all which scored five nods.

    Christian Bale stars Cheney in "Vice," a scathing look at the George W. Bush administration. It arrives in theaters on Christmas Day.

    Up for best picture, comedy, alongside "Vice" are "The Favourite," "Green Book," "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Crazy Rich Asians." In the best picture, drama, category, the nominees are "A Star Is Born," 'Black Panther," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "If Beale Street Could Talk." 

    The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET from Beverly Hills, Calif. "Killing Eve" actress Sandra Oh and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor Andy Samberg will co-host the ceremony.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards honor the best in motion pictures and television. Winners are chosen by about 90 journalists and photographers from 55 countries.

    For years, the Golden Globes have been seen as a harbinger of the more prestigious Academy Awards.

    For example, the two groups agreed on the choices for best actor (Gary Oldman), actress (Frances McDormand) and director (Guillermo del Toro) last year. However, the Golden Globes honored "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (drama) and "Ladybird" (comedy) as best films in those categories, while the Oscar for best picture went to "The Shape of Water." 

    (Academy Award nominations will be announced on Jan. 22 and the Oscars bestowed on Feb. 24.)

    There are 13 film categories and 11 for television awarded at the Golden Globes. The nominees announced Thursday morning, included:


    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    "Black Panther"
    "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    "If Beale Street Could Talk"
    "A Star Is Born"

    Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

    "Crazy Rich"
    "The Favorite"
    "Green Book"
    "Mary Poppins"

    Best Motion Picture - Animated

    "Incredibles 2"
    "Isle of Dogs"
    "Ralph Breaks the Internet"
    "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

    Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

    "Never Look Away"

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

    Glenn Close ("The Wife")
    Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born")
    Nicole Kidman ("Destroyer")
    Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?")
    Rosamund Pike ("A Private War")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

    Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born")
    Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate")
    Lucas Hedges ("Boy Erased")
    Rami Malek ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
    John David Washington ("BlacKkKlansman")

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

    Emily Blunt ("Mary Poppins Returns")
    Olivia Colman ("The Favourite")
    Elsie Fisher ("Eighth Grade")
    Charlize Theron ("Tully")
    Constance Wu ("Crazy Rich Asians")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

    Christian Bale ("Vice")
    Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Mary Poppins Returns")
    Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book")
    Robert Redford ("The Old Man & the Gun")
    John C. Reilly ("Stan & Ollie")

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

    Amy Adams ("Sharp Objects")
    Patricia Arquette ("Escape at Dannemora")
    Connie Britton ("Dirty John")
    Laura Dern ("The Tale")
    Regina King ("Seven Seconds")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

    Mahershala Ali ("Green Book")
    Timothee Chalamet ("Beautiful Boy")
    Adam Driver ("BlacKkKlansman")
    Richard E. Grant ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?")
    Sam Rockwell ("Vice")

    Best Director - Motion Picture

    Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born")
    Alfonso Cuaron ("Roma")
    Peter Farrelly ("Green Book")
    Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman")
    Adam McKay ("Vice")

    Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

    "The Favourite"
    "If Beale Street Could Talk"
    "Green Book"

    Best Original Score - Motion Picture

    "A Quiet Place"
    "Isle Of Dogs"
    "Black Panther"
    "First Man"
    "Mary Poppins Returns"

    Best Original Song - Motion Picture

    "All The Stars," Black Panther
    "Girl in the Movies," Dublin
    "Requiem For A Private War," A Private War
    Revelation, Boy Erased
    "Shallow," A Star Is Born


    Best Television Series - Drama

    "The Americans"
    "Killing Eve"

    Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

    "The Good Place"
    "The Kominsky Method"
    "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

    Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    "The Alienist"
    "The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
    "Escape at Dannemora"
    "Sharp Objects"
    "A Very English Scandal"

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Amy Adams ("Sharp Objects")
    Patricia Arquette ("Escape at Dannemora")
    Connie Britton ("Dirty John")
    Laura Dern ("The Tale")
    Regina King ("Seven Seconds")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Antonio Banderas ("Genius: Picasso")
    Daniel Bruhl ("The Alienist")
    Darren Criss ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story")
    Benedict Cumberbatch ("Patrick Melrose")
    Hugh Grant ("A Very English Scandal")

    Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama

    Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander")
    Elisabeth Moss ("Handmaid's Tale")
    Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve")
    Julia Roberts ("Homecoming")
    Keri Russell ("The Americans")

    Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama

    Jason Bateman ("Ozark")
    Stephan James ("Homecoming")
    Richard Madden ("Bodyguard")
    Billy Porter ("Pose")
    Matthew Rhys ("The Americans")

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

    Kristen Bell ("The Good Place")
    Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown")
    Alison Brie ("Glow")
    Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")
    Debra Messing ("Will & Grace")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

    Sasha Baron Cohen ("Who Is America?")
    Jim Carrey ("Kidding")
    Michael Douglas ("The Kominsky Method")
    Donald Glover ("Atlanta")
    Bill Hader ("Barry")

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Alex Bornstein ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")
    Patricia Clarkson ("Sharp Objects")
    Penelope Cruz ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story")
    Thandie Newton ("Westworld")
    Yvonne Strahovski ("The Handmaid's Tale")

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Alan Arkin ("The Kominsky Method")
    Kieran Culkin ("Succession")
    Edgar Ramirez ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story")
    Ben Whishaw ("A Very English Scandal")
    Henry Winkler ("Barry")

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    Read obituaries from The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Here are the obituaries published Thursday in The Republican:

    Obituaries from The Republican, Dec. 6, 2018


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