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‘Very inappropriate’ Facebook posts prompt WEBS-America’s Yarn Store to moderate comments on page

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — WEBS — America’s Yarn Store announced that it would no longer allow unrestricted posting of comments by fans to its Facebook page after seeing an uptick in “very inappropriate” posts. Posts on the yarn store’s Facebook page by any of the 165,000 people who have “liked” it now must be approved before appearing publicly. WEBS said it continues to encourage comments made by fans, including “questions, concerns, kudos, …

Twin River proposes new casino in Tiverton

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new casino in Tiverton with table games and easy access to state highways would allow Rhode Island to compete with neighboring Massachusetts for gambling revenue, state casino operators said Tuesday. Twin River Management Group has secured the rights to acquire 45 acres of land off of Route 181, along the Massachusetts state border, and the operators of the Twin …

Green energy job growth likely to continue

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — Far more jobs have been created in wind and solar businesses in recent years than lost in the collapse of the coal industry, and renewable-energy companies expect record growth in the United States this year. “I started this company in 2009 and I have seen tremendous growth since then,” said John Billingsley, chief executive of Tri-Global Energy in Dallas. Billingsley built …

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Kimberly Ann Schildbach sits with her two children left, Jericho Poet Schildbach,8, and Anelia Ann Prayer Schildbach,7, at their home in Leverett.

    CAROL LOLLIS Kimberly Ann Schildbach sits with her two children left, Jericho Poet Schildbach,8, and Anelia Ann Prayer Schildbach,7, at their home in Leverett. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS

Quiche made as part of an after school program called Circles for Jewish Living  as a way to raise money to donate  Heifer International.

    CAROL LOLLIS Quiche made as part of an after school program called Circles for Jewish Living as a way to raise money to donate Heifer International. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MICKY BEDELL
Suze Glenn, 67, leads an osteo-excercise class in the Hatfield Senior Center on Friday, located in the  basement of the town hall. From left, Dolores Mosakewicz, Glenn,  Roberta Slysz, 73, and Bernice Kellogg, 82, stretch their legs and lift their arms in the small space provided by pushing tables up against the wall.

    MICKY BEDELL
Suze Glenn, 67, leads an osteo-excercise class in the Hatfield Senior Center on Friday, located in the basement of the town hall. From left, Dolores Mosakewicz, Glenn, Roberta Slysz, 73, and Bernice Kellogg, 82, stretch their legs and lift their arms in the small space provided by pushing tables up against the wall. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Easthampton High School seniors, from left, Claudia Marcinowski, Kyle Reynolds and Heather Sikop get help from freshmen Paul Borowski, right, and Mason Moynihan in making a video on breakfast foods in Eileen Claveloux's multimedia class.

    KEVIN GUTTING Easthampton High School seniors, from left, Claudia Marcinowski, Kyle Reynolds and Heather Sikop get help from freshmen Paul Borowski, right, and Mason Moynihan in making a video on breakfast foods in Eileen Claveloux's multimedia class. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
Partners in Paper co-owners Peter Luke, front, and Rich West work on setting out an estimated 20,000 books for sale over the weekend at Eastworks in Easthampton. The books originated from the private collection of Clarendon Van Norman in Neversink, New York.

    DAN LITTLE Partners in Paper co-owners Peter Luke, front, and Rich West work on setting out an estimated 20,000 books for sale over the weekend at Eastworks in Easthampton. The books originated from the private collection of Clarendon Van Norman in Neversink, New York. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
right, Keira Durrett, waits for, Johanna Korpita, the second grade teacher at the Anne T Dunphy School in Williamsburg, and Nicholas Por to pass down cups with Trout Fry in them to be released into the Mill River.

    CAROL LOLLIS right, Keira Durrett, waits for, Johanna Korpita, the second grade teacher at the Anne T Dunphy School in Williamsburg, and Nicholas Por to pass down cups with Trout Fry in them to be released into the Mill River. Purchase photo reprints »

Stocks slip on mixed earnings

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday. Major indexes started the day slightly higher, turned lower around noon, then languished until the closing bell. …

Ice cream recalled over listeria

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. …

Stocks regain ground on earnings reports

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back on Monday after getting a boost from some good first-quarter earnings reports. Toy maker Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on the back of strong demand for its Transformer, …

SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence reports

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and …

Volcker pushes overhaul of bank oversight in US

Monday, April 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is calling for a reshaping of the U.S. financial oversight regime, which he says is splintered and ineffective. A public policy group led by Volcker issued a report Monday on …

Group seeks injunction forcing Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers

Monday, April 20, 2015

A union is seeking an injunction to force Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers laid off when the retailer suddenly closed five stores last week for what it said were needed plumbing repairs. Among the shuttered stores is one in Pico Rivera, Calif., where workers have aggressively advocated for …

Finance chiefs see threats ahead for global economy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt. The finance ministers …

Researcher barred from flight after tweet on United security

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San …

Cuomo to be first US governor to visit Cuba as doors reopen

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than …

Future uncertain for solar tax break

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Solar energy is booming in the United States and the industry wants everyone to know it. But winning an extension of a key solar tax break in a Republican Congress suspicious of green energy won’t be easy, especially as regulatory and market forces continue to batter …