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Scenic Byways signs for the Connecticut River and Mohaawk Trail on Route 2 in Erving near Route 63.

‘Way-finding’ signs help guide tourists on Pioneer Valley’s scenic byways

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

With more people expected to take to the highways than in the past eight years, according to an American Automobile Association projection, the Pioneer Valley has some new tourist-oriented signs to guide them. The “way-finding” signs, which have gone up over the past three weeks along the five scenic byways in Franklin County, depict the Mohawk Trail’s “Hail to the …

US stocks fall after Greece rejects bailout

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans. U.S. government bond prices rose as investors sought safe places to park money. A rout …

Greece eyes new rescue

Monday, July 6, 2015

ATHENS — Greece intends to put forward new bailout proposals to its European partners at an emergency summit Tuesday, government sources here said, as officials sought to stave off a collapse of their country’s banking system and its potential ejection from the eurozone. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras huddled with leaders from across the …

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Amherst Select Board candidates debate The Retreat student housing project
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Bert Levine, left, of Long Island and Steve Deming of Rhode Island, both May graduates of the University of Massachusetts, toss a football near the UMass campus pond while friends take a break in the shade on Sunday afternoon in Amherst.

    KEVIN GUTTING Bert Levine, left, of Long Island and Steve Deming of Rhode Island, both May graduates of the University of Massachusetts, toss a football near the UMass campus pond while friends take a break in the shade on Sunday afternoon in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »

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Bears feast on hummingbird nectar on the patio outside the Hatfield home of Richard and Nancy Carpenter.

    NANCY SIPPEL CARPENTER Bears feast on hummingbird nectar on the patio outside the Hatfield home of Richard and Nancy Carpenter.

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South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

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South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

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John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring. Purchase photo reprints »

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Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton  Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet.

    KEVIN GUTTING Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet. Purchase photo reprints »

What are Greece’s options now?

Monday, July 6, 2015

What are Greece’s options after vote? WASHINGTON — Greek voters’ resounding rejection of international creditors’ demands may have strengthened the hand of their prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who rose to power promising to halt painful austerity measures imposed in the bailout. But what options are open to the …

Snapchat seeks to turn location-based geofilters into revenue source

Sunday, July 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Much of social media involves showing off where we are, whether it’s watching a ballgame at Dodger Stadium, meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland or eating a pastrami sandwich at the deli. Now Snapchat Inc., the ubiquitous social media app among teens, has found a way …

Don’t fret. All you need is a ‘Girlfriend In Your Closet’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When she was 3 years old, Jennifer Roberge received a pair of white-and-black patent leather Mary Jane shoes. She adored them to the point where she refused to take them off, even in bed. “They were …

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, July 5, 2015

For the week ending June 26, 2015 Amherst Janet Lansberry, Thomas P. Flittie, to Jacqueline B. Rosenbloom, Jeffrey Mazur, 49 Ridgecrest Road, Amherst, $462,000. Francis D. Smith to Francis D. Smith, Kevyn K. Smith, 4 Amity Place, Amherst, $1. Karl W. Moore to Ann M. Morgan, Eric T. …

Area business briefs

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winston will discuss state’s sick-leave law NORTHAMPTON — Attorney James B. Winston of Northampton will discuss the new sick-leave law in Massachusetts that took effect July 1 in a program at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Greater …

Greece rejects bailout

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe’s common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. …

Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises

Sunday, July 5, 2015

TOKYO — Asian markets mostly fell Monday as investors reacted to Greece’s sound rejection of terms set by its international creditors, deepening uncertainties over its status as a member of the 19-nation eurozone. But Chinese shares rebounded after …

‘Different spokes for different folks’: Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way …

Gazette offices closed Friday

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The offices of the Daily Hampshire Gazette will be closed on Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Customers experiencing any delivery issues may contact the customer service department at 413-586-1925 between 7 and 10 a.m. The Gazette will be published on Saturday, when customer …

Economists say harsh winter did not hurt Massachusetts economy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON — The brutal winter had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor” effect on the state’s overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990s. But the editorial board of MassBenchmarks, a journal of the …