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Dorothy E. Carroll, 73, of Sunderland, a retired clerk in Auxiliary Services, died Dec. 18 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

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A new documentary film, “Faith in Providence,” by Elizabeth Wilda, a video producer and director with the Office of Information Technologies, will premier on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. on WGBY Channel 57 in Springfield.

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Professor William J. Manning of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences gave the opening invited plenary lecture on the role of trees in reducing air pollutants and improving life quality in cities at the First Xiamen International Forum on Urban Environment held Nov. 28-29 in Xiamen, China.

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Sandra Mae (Jackson) Drake, 43, of Shutesbury, a culinary worker with Dining Services, died at home of cancer on Dec. 14.

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Beverly J. Waskiewicz, 77, of Amherst, a former laboratory assistant in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration (HRTA), died Dec. 13 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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“The Secret Powers of Naming,” a poetry collection by Sara Littlecrow-Russell, director of the Center for Educational Policy Advocacy, has been named one of 10 winners of the annual Myers Center Outstanding Book Awards.

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Elizabeth “Betty” (Morawski) Orloski, 89, of Whately, retired senior clerk/typist in Physics and Astronomy, died Dec. 9 at the Cozy Corner Nursing Home in Sunderland.

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Nancy L. (Smith) Kreuzer, 59, of Chicopee, customer service representative at Office 2 Office, died Dec. 12 Wingate at West Springfield after a seven-year battle with cancer.

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Thelma B. “Pepper” (Turner) Lamson, 84, of Hatfield, a retired technical specialist in the Microbiology Department, died Dec. 11 at the Northampton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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Lt. Thomas W. O’Donnell Jr. of the UMass Amherst Police Department recently graduated from the 230th FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.

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