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Saline police chief Jerrod Hart with detective Mike King

Tax Dollars at Work

What has the police and mental health millage accomplished so far-and what else will it do?
County officials feared their eight-year, 1-mill tax, meant to support police and mental health services, might be too big and complicated to pass. But in November 2017, 64 percent of voters said yes.

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Ed Wall

Pittsfield's Historian

When Ed Wall lost his sight, he found a new calling.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
"Macular degeneration was a terrible diagnosis for a librarian, writer, reader, publisher, historian, and art lover," says Ed Wall. He was fifty-five years old when he was diagnosed; twenty-two years later, he is
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Roger Newton and Tim Mayleben (center) at Esperion’s 2013 IPO

The Vindication of Roger Newton

He changed the city's history with Lipitor. Now he's scored again with a drug Pfizer rejected.
Ken Garber
Roger Newton never claimed to be the smartest person in the room. "These guys are obviously a lot smarter in their specific areas than I am," he told the Observer in 1998, referring to his scientific colleagues at
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