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Gateway parent reacts to layoff news

WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – The announcement at Wednesday’s meeting of the Gateway Regional School Committee that seven district teachers may be laid off in late January came as news to Kate Forgue. 674 more words

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Pence authorizes raises for workers with good reviews

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has informed state workers that those who get positive performance reviews for their work will receive pay raises.

Pence said Monday that employees who meet expectations will receive 2 percent pay raises, those who exceed expectations will receive 4 percent raises and those who receive ratings of outstanding will get a 6 percent raise. 31 more words

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InVin acquires Pantheon Theatre in Vincennes

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – InVin, an arts and business initiative aiming to revitalize downtown Vincennes, told News 10 Monday the agency is set to acquire the old Pantheon Theatre. 92 more words

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Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70

NEW YORK (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. 403 more words

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North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country’s online access is “totally down.”

It’s not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea. 99 more words

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Holyoke Soldiers Home receives $10,000 donation

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – In the spirit of the giving season, Health New England donated $10,000 to the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke on Monday.

“The revenue that we receive from donations allows us to enhance the quality of life, to take veterans on trips, to bring in entertainment, just to enrich the quality of life here at the Soldiers’ Home,” said Paul Barabani, Soldiers’ Home Superintendent. 52 more words

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