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Elizabeth Barajas-Roman new director of Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

After advocating for issues related to women’s rights and immigrants on the national level, Elizabeth Barajas-Román has switched to promoting change and creating partnerships locally as the new chief executive officer of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. An experienced leader in policy and advocacy, Barajas-Román will now lead one of the top social change philanthropic organizations dedicated to women’s … 0

Atlantic City’s $2.4B Revel starts closing after 2 years

Monday, September 1, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high … 0

Changing definition of farming requires Agricultural Preservation Restriction program to adapt

Monday, September 1, 2014

A lot has changed since Massachusetts began its first-in-the nation Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program in 1979. More than 68,000 acres have been protected on more than 800 farms statewide by selling development rights to the state to keep farmland in production. Yet the definition of agriculture has changed over 35 years as renewed interest in farming has spawned new enterprises. Some of … 0

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Experimental Ebola drug heals monkeys in study

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Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

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Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff
  • JERREY ROBERTS
Daniel Martinez, 4, "milks" a statue of a cow, one of the activities for children in the baby barnyard during the Three County Fair Monday in Northampton. He was with his mother, Eileen Martinez, of Belchertown.

    JERREY ROBERTS Daniel Martinez, 4, "milks" a statue of a cow, one of the activities for children in the baby barnyard during the Three County Fair Monday in Northampton. He was with his mother, Eileen Martinez, of Belchertown. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Universities and Students Services workers help moving incoming freshmen's belongings into Kennedy Hall in University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Universities and Students Services workers help moving incoming freshmen's belongings into Kennedy Hall in University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton Police Sgt. Victor Caputo talks about a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle Tuesday at the station.

    JERREY ROBERTS Northampton Police Sgt. Victor Caputo talks about a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle Tuesday at the station. Purchase photo reprints »

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Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton.

    JERREY ROBERTS Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in  Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps.

    CAROL LOLLIS Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps. Purchase photo reprints »

Showboat closes 27-year run as Atlantic City casino

Monday, September 1, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next … 0

Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

Monday, September 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s not just the project’s massive scale, the cutting-edge … 0

Detroit’s bankruptcy heads for crucial hearing

Monday, September 1, 2014

DETROIT — Detroit’s bankruptcy will culminate in a high-stakes court battle starting Tuesday that will determine the fate of the city’s plan, which would pay pensioners more than financial creditors, preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts and slash more than $7 billion in debt while reinvesting in services. … 0

B2B ID: Bryan Daley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAME: Bryan Daley JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Owner, Easthampton Music Conservatory, 12 Greenwood Court, Easthampton WEBSITE: http://www.westernmamusic.com/ AGE: Over 35 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2009 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: My wife, Taryn, and … 0

Making News: Area business briefs

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Names added to Eva Trager memorial Northampton — The names of six local people who helped make Northampton a vital city will be unveiled on the Eva Trager memorial statue on Main Street next week. They are: Al … 0

Average full-time workweek is 47 hours

Friday, August 29, 2014

Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday. Just 42 percent of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. … 0

Montreal-based online farm-to-fork marketplace eyes Pioneer Valley

Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting food from local farms onto more local menus is an idea that’s been on everyone’s plate for a while. Farms and restaurants need a matchmaker, and beyond that, someone who will play the time-consuming role of coordinator, … 0

Helicopter flies low over Echo Hill area in Amherst to shoot bank commercial

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — A helicopter traveling low over the Echo Hill area of Amherst Thursday afternoon had people on board filming a commercial for a local bank, said Police Chief Scott Livingstone. The chopper, Livingstone said, was flying above parts of Amherst to shoot footage for a PeoplesBank commercial. … 0

Consumer frustration mounts with fancy car technology systems said failing consumers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here’s why consumers say they don’t like the fancy tech systems in their cars: They don’t work very well. Auto manufacturers face deepening challenges with technology as customer frustration with their multimedia systems builds, according to a study from market research firm J.D. Power and Associates. Technology issues … 0

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

Thursday, August 28, 2014

U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news … 0