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Highland serves the towns of Ashfield, Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Williamsburg. It responds to about 550 calls per year.

Mr. April, although originally from Springfield, Mass., lives in Goshen.

Stand is best known for its 2001 song “It’s Been Awhile.”

Ziggy Stardust spot marked with plaque

London authorities have put up a plaque to commemorate a small street with a big place in rock history.

Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp unveiled the plaque in Heddon Street on Tuesday, 40 years after David Bowie stood on the spot for the cover photo of his album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,” the Associated Press reports.

Photographer Brian Ward’s picture of a guitar-toting Mr. Bowie, clad in a futuristic jumpsuit, standing in the lamplit alley helped establish the British musician as a mold-breaking star.

Messianic bandleader Ziggy Stardust was one of several personas he adopted.

Mr. Kemp, a longtime fan of Mr. Bowie’s, said Ziggy offered a dash of glamour in a “much darker, more impoverished London” than the city of today.

Judge praises Redmond O’Neal for drug-treatment progress

The son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett earned high praise Tuesday for his progress in drug treatment from a judge who urged him to keep making healthy, smart decisions.

Redmond O’Neal appeared in court in a dark suit and looked noticeably healthier than he did during previous court appearances, according to the Associated Press.

Judge Keith L. Schwartz noticed and said it was a good sign of his recovery. During some previous court dates, Mr. O’Neal had appeared gaunt and had been forced to wear a jail jumpsuit.

“There is no reason you can’t turn your life around,” Judge Schwartz said. “I’m very proud of you. You’ve done an outstanding job.”

The judge he would continue to delay Mr. O’Neal’s sentencing for a probation violation and drug case if he continued to do well at an in-patient treatment program. He could face up to six years behind bars if he relapses or is arrested again.

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