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May 13—LAWRENCE — What began as a charitable effort to feed those in need has turned into a civil lawsuit involving two nonprofits, a Lawrence business, 1,200 turkeys and the question of who was supposed to pay for them, according to court papers. Filed by Attorney Barbara Collins of Newburyport on behalf Top Notch Scholars, J. Alvarez & Co. and Merrimack Valley Dream Center, the suit cites ...

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May 13—Terrebonne Parish government has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to obtain testimony from two federal employees in a financial dispute involving the Hollywood Road widening project. Conti Enterprises Inc., a developer based in New Jersey, filed a lawsuit in 2015 in state District Court in Houma. It seeks millions of dollars in damages associated with road delays from Providence, ...

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May 12—Undocumented and international students attending college classes as of March 2020 will be eligible for emergency assistance grants from the federal government, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The new rule reverses a widely criticized interpretation by the Trump administration of eligibility for billions of dollars in aid for housing, child care and other costs for students ...

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May 12—The University of Maine System dismissed a student who was accused of sexual misconduct but agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a federal lawsuit he filed in 2019. Several women accused the male student of sexual misconduct, and he was suspended while the university investigated an allegation against him. He filed his complaint in the U.S. District Court in Bangor, saying he was also the ...

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Northampton Community College has settled a discrimination lawsuit with a former Black administrator. The Bethlehem Township college agreed to pay Tyrone Wright $185,000 to settle the discrimination case. Lehighvalleylive.com obtained a copy of the settlement on Wednesday by filing a right-to-know request with the college. The terms of the Feb. 19 settlement were confidential, but it was ...

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The Saltsburg community group Save Our Saltsburg Schools has filed a civil lawsuit and preliminary injunction in its latest efforts to stop a plan that closes Saltsburg Middle/High School this year and transports students in sixth through 12th grades to the Blairsville campus.