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LANCASTER - If a local or national newspaper reporter makes a mistake in a story, Mary Lawrence will probably catch it.,Lawrence is the marking director for the Fairfield County Heritage Association, which operates the Sherman House and Georgian museums.,Buy PhotoFairfield County Heritage Association marketing director Mary Lawrence spent more than 30 years in journalism, along with teaching journalism, before coming to her current job 10 years ago.,Lawrence said FCHA's main concern is keeping both museums open and in good running order.,Lawrence was also the managing editor of the Marion Star, which is a sister paper to the Eagle-Gazette. read more

Here’s a look at the legal road ahead for Trump —-

Atlanta prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into whether Trump attempted to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a Jan. 2 phone call in which he urged the state’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to reverse Biden’s narrow victory.,Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat, is in the midst of an 18-month criminal investigation focusing in part on hush-money payments paid to women on Trump’s behalf, and whether Trump or his businesses manipulated the value of assets — inflating them in some cases and minimizing them in others — to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits.,Last month, Vance’s office sent subpoenas to local governments in the New York City suburbs seeking information about a sprawling Westchester estate Trump owns there, and 158 acres of land he donated to conservation land trust in 2016 to qualify for an income tax deduction.,New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil investigation focuses on some of the same issues as Vance’s criminal probe, including possible property value manipulation and tax write-offs Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, claimed on millions of dollars in consulting fees it paid, including money that went to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.,Lawyers for Summer Zervos, a restaurateur who worked with Trump as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” asked New York’s high court last week to dismiss as moot Trump’s appeal that argued a sitting president can’t be sued in a state court. read more

MARQUETTE — After five deadline extensions that delayed the process by nearly one year, the Marquette City Commission has come to an agreement with Home Renewal Systems Founders Landing LLC to authorize the purchase of Parcel 2A at the Founders Landing site.,The commission voted 4-2 at Monday night’s meeting to approve a local development agreement with HRS, which was the final step in authorizing the purchase of land.,“However, I do think it’s important to point out that in order to get here, we had had to approve five extensions of the purchase agreement deadline totaling over 300 days, and also that there were assurances that were made earlier on in this process — before we were presented with this development agreement — in which it was stated at a city commission meeting that the goal was to make these townhomes ‘attainable for the average household in Marquette.’,“I’m not opposed to any redevelopment of this parcel, I understand the situation with the tiff revenue for this proposed development being part of our revenue stream for the future Lower Harbor piling re-use project, and I commend HRS for the great work that they did on the Grandview Marquette project, but I don’t appreciate that for this particular project, the goalposts have been moved a couple of times and public assurances were made to this commission and to the community that haven’t been kept and haven’t been followed through on.,More information can be found on the project’s website at other business conducted at Monday night’s meeting, the commission received an update from the City of Marquette Board of Review, voted to amend the Land Development Code, extended the Due Diligence Period on a purchase agreement of three parcels at the former Heartwood Forest property, approved a COVID-19 vaccine resolution, updated the City Commission Rules of Procedure to comply with the Open Meetings Act, and voted to add two projects Marquette County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Amherst orthopedic injury walk-in clinic opensAMHERST — Cooley Dickinson Health Care opened its second orthopedic injury clinic last week.,The Amherst clinic, at 170 University Drive, is in addition to the West Hatfield orthopedic injury clinic location, which opened in the fall of 2016.,For more information, call 413-586-8200 or Bond finalist for Mt. Tom plant project WESTFIELD — Tighe Bond Inc. has been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts as a 2020 Engineering Excellence Award Finalist (Gold Award).,Tighe Bond, in conjunction with a team of subconsultants and property owner ENGIE North America, transformed the site of the Mt. Tom coal-fired power plant into the state’s largest community solar and energy storage facility.,Grants will provide 100,000 meals for people in region HATFIELD — Two regional companies are providing major support to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts based in Hatfield that will pay for about 100,000 meals for residents in the region.