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How genetics set the terrier apart from the golden retriever

I confess that I don’t really know why scientists are studying dog genomes to figure out why some  breeds are better at certain tasks than other breeds.
I thought that was the whole point of “breeding,” that you seek the genes that give you the dog who will best perform its essential duties (guarding the palace, for example, or herding sheep or sitting quietly in a handbag while its owner shops).

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Dodge ’em

I’ve taken stock of the automobiles I’ve owned. What do they say about me?
I learned to drive in a hayfield, in the cab of a dark green 1953 International Harvester flatbed truck. Dad set the throttle at 2 mph  and I steered between bales as workmen loaded the twine-tied harvest. 

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History done right

It’s timely that a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will give a free public lecture here this month. DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, Eric Foner will deliver the 22nd annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m.
The talk is timely because our current administration in Washington, D.C., cares not a whit about history, which is based on facts, or in current lingo, true facts. 

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Remember the year it snowed in May?

Sure, it’s April and it’s officially spring and the sun is starting to show some strength again. But that doesn’t mean that winter weather has ended for this year.

It could still snow. Not everyone remembers the epic late-spring snows of recent years, but there are those who recall the April Fool’s day snow of 1997. The trees had already begun to leaf up, and many of the more delicate varieties (such as the lilacs) were crushed under the weight of the wet, heavy snow.

Remember the year it snowed in May?

Sure, it’s April and it’s officially spring and the sun is starting to show some strength again. But that doesn’t mean that winter weather has ended for this year. 

Du Bois’s words on racial equality still resonate

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Last weekend’s commemoration of the 1965  peaceful protest in Selma, Ala., in which freedom marchers were clubbed and tear-gassed by troopers brought home yet again how far we are from achieving racial equality in this country.

Journal earns press award for Towns & Villages section

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The Lakeville Journal Company brought home a second-place award from the 2015 New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) conference in Boston from Feb. 20 to 22.

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Farewell to 2012

The past year was a relatively quiet one, with no more than the usual“emergency fires” to put out, a year in which Northwest Corner residents had the leisure to make incremental advances in areas such as preservation and green energy.
It was also a year when, without major struggles to cope with, there was a bit more quibbling among elected officials than is normally the case around here.

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