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  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Alex Dakai, 3, or Easthampton, left, swims toward Elizabeth Armstrong, right, during the swimming lesson at the Holyoke Canoe Club in Holyoke, Saturday, July 12, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Alex Dakai, 3, or Easthampton, left, swims toward Elizabeth Armstrong, right, during the swimming lesson at the Holyoke Canoe Club in Holyoke, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Una's pick
Dan Ehrenfeld, of Florence, shops while holding his daughter, Una, during Tuesday Market, behind Thornes Marketplace. He let Una pick out the sunflower at the Old Friends Farm tent.

    JERREY ROBERTS Una's pick Dan Ehrenfeld, of Florence, shops while holding his daughter, Una, during Tuesday Market, behind Thornes Marketplace. He let Una pick out the sunflower at the Old Friends Farm tent. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Brian Bak, left, of South Hadley, prepares to tag out Liam Brodigan, of Amherst, at third on a steal during a Mickey Mantle League game Thursday in South Hadley.

    JERREY ROBERTS Brian Bak, left, of South Hadley, prepares to tag out Liam Brodigan, of Amherst, at third on a steal during a Mickey Mantle League game Thursday in South Hadley. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Jacob Matakanski, of Northampton, pitches to Westfield during a Little League District 2  11-12-year-old semi-final Wednesday in Westfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Jacob Matakanski, of Northampton, pitches to Westfield during a Little League District 2 11-12-year-old semi-final Wednesday in Westfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Sean Courtney with Vista Home Improvement out of West Springfield, throws debris off  the roof of a home on Elm Street in Northampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Sean Courtney with Vista Home Improvement out of West Springfield, throws debris off the roof of a home on Elm Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Ryan Tellier, a Northampton Police officer on bike patrol, talks to Benjamin Boliver while walking  Main Street Northampton Thursday morning.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ryan Tellier, a Northampton Police officer on bike patrol, talks to Benjamin Boliver while walking Main Street Northampton Thursday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

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After 2013 fire, Dockside Restaurant reopens at South Hadley marina

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Palestinians flee northern Gaza as Israel warns of bombing

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