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Do, See, Taste

Darin Greenleaf sells real cars but also has a collection of older toy cars for sale on a table outside his shop on Rt. 28. in Pittsfield. These items are still in their original boxes.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: Pittsfield man works on old cars and trucks, including early 20th century Ford Model T coupes

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darin Greenleaf of Greenleaf Auto in Pittsfield wants the world to slow down and take a deep breath. He watches people zoom by on Route 28 on the Chichester-Pittsfield line but would rather do things the old-fashioned way, whether it’s fixing up an old Ford tractor or selling on a 1926 Ford Model T coupe. …

poland: Controversial, iconic rainbow taken down

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Warsaw’s iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland’s leadership in the European Union and of …

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15 rifles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The …

HUNGARY: Migrants race fence construction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing …

ohio: High school’s mascot under scrutiny

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play the mascot of …

california: Wine train apologies to black women

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for …

Show reveals racism’s polite faces

Monday, August 24, 2015

I wrote last week that the first two episodes of Show Me A Hero, David Simon, William Zorzi and Paul Haggis’s miniseries about housing desegregation in Yonkers, took off when Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), who is fighting for the housing, found himself on the phone with Mary Dorman …

Prosecutor: Man sent nudes to O’Donnell’s child

Monday, August 24, 2015

The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday. Steven Sheerer, 25, is accused of having inappropriate online communications …

saudi arabia: Women register to vote for the first time

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two women in Saudi Arabia made history last week when they became the country’s first registered female voters, according to local media. “The participation of the Saudi women in the municipal elections as voters and candidates was a dream for us,” Jamal al-Saadi, one of the women who …

Millennials say they’re less than 100 percent straight

Monday, August 24, 2015

When asked to define their sexuality on a scale ranging from “completely heterosexual” to “completely homosexual,” roughly one-third of younger Americans chose something other than completely straight. That’s according to a new YouGov survey on sexual identity released last week. The survey posed the following question: “Please try …

Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Monday, August 24, 2015

The hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday. The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 Canadian (US $378,000) reward for …

boston: Men held for threats to Pokemon event

Monday, August 24, 2015

Police say two men from Iowa who made online threats against Pokemon competitors – referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre – were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships in Boston. Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and 27-year-old …

georgia: Business as usual

Monday, August 24, 2015

Plains, Ga., plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained. Jimmy Carter and his hometown have always been intertwined, from the day he announced he would run for president and …