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JERREY ROBERTS
Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street.

Hotel Northampton workers seek to unionize, dozens demonstrate support at rally Tuesday night

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — More than two-thirds of the workers at Hotel Northampton want to unionize — and on Tuesday night they marched through downtown to deliver that message to hotel management. The hotel workers, including servers, cooks, housekeepers and maintenance staff, have been organizing over the last year with the help of the New England Joint Board, Unite Here. On Tuesday, …

Stocks plunge on bleak report out of China

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. and international markets. U.S. stocks just …

Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for $10 bill

Monday, August 31, 2015

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions and answered questions …

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
A truck bed filled with shingles and furring strips in the driveway of Ron and Alice Thibault's Easthampton home on Monday was testament to a volunteer job by Easthampton police officers to get the house ready for some new siding. The officers' effort was one way of thanking her for her many kindnesses over the last ten years, including bringing them water and baked goods on their daily shifts.

    KEVIN GUTTING A truck bed filled with shingles and furring strips in the driveway of Ron and Alice Thibault's Easthampton home on Monday was testament to a volunteer job by Easthampton police officers to get the house ready for some new siding. The officers' effort was one way of thanking her for her many kindnesses over the last ten years, including bringing them water and baked goods on their daily shifts. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
Nicole Hamer, of Northampton, tosses her daughter Tali Cohen-Hamer, 6, in the swim area Tuesday at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen.

    DAN LITTLE Nicole Hamer, of Northampton, tosses her daughter Tali Cohen-Hamer, 6, in the swim area Tuesday at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Adam Liccardi, right, talks to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, Tuesday at the Hampshire County Courthouse. Deliberations will continue Wednesday. Liccardi is accused of taking part in the alleged gang-rape of a UMass student.

    JERREY ROBERTS Adam Liccardi, right, talks to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, Tuesday at the Hampshire County Courthouse. Deliberations will continue Wednesday. Liccardi is accused of taking part in the alleged gang-rape of a UMass student. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street.

    JERREY ROBERTS Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services.    Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year.

    JERREY ROBERTS Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services. Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

Stocks drop to close out worst month in 3 years

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered …

Best Buy to close location at Hampshire Mall in Hadley Oct. 31

Monday, August 31, 2015

HADLEY — Electronics chain Best Buy will close its Hampshire Mall store on Oct. 31. The store employs a total of 64 employees, 26 of whom work full-time. All employees will be given the chance to apply at a nearby store, and those who don’t will be eligible …

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Monday, August 31, 2015

For Week Ending August 21, 2015 Amherst Ann E. W. Woodbridge, Edward C. Woodbridge, to Daniel L. Wright, Kie J. Kuwabara, 15 Alyssum Drive, Amherst, $485,000. Deborah E. Kruger to Sarah J. Morton, Sarah Morton, 5 Eames Place, Amherst, $425,000. AMHAD Development Corp to Laurence B. Michie, Virginia …

New Atkins store opens in North Amherst Mill District

Monday, August 31, 2015

AMHERST — Bins filled with corn, lettuce and tomatoes — as well as tables displaying locally grown fruits and vegetables, including apples and peaches — will greet customers entering the new Atkins Farms Country Market satellite store in …

Business briefs: Amherst Copy acquires Ferguson Signs, and more

Monday, August 31, 2015

Amherst Copy acquires Ferguson Signs AMHERST — Amherst Copy and Designworks has acquired Ferguson Signs of Hadley effective Aug. 10. Ferguson Signs will now be known as Ferguson Signworks, a division of Amherst Copy & Designworks. AC&DW can …

Impact statement cites possible safety risks with pipeline

Monday, August 31, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield has officially made its submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental impact statement scoping process. The 12-page document, approved by the Board of Selectmen during their meeting last week, details the town’s concerns about the impact the pipeline could have on the town’s economy, …

More vehicles get forward-crash prevention systems

Monday, August 31, 2015

More cars are coming equipped with robotic functions that protect drivers from front-end crashes with other vehicles or objects, which could result in fewer crashes and lower insurance rates for drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said 52 percent of the 784 new vehicle models come with …

Low gas prices will fuel heavy Labor Day holiday traffic, AAA says

Monday, August 31, 2015

If you’re planning to make this the first Labor Day weekend in a few years that you load up the car and hit the road, you’re not alone, according to AAA. Low gas prices and higher wages mean …

Bountiful harvest Region looks toward abundant apple crop

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BOSTON — As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than …

US stocks close flat Friday after a volatile week

Saturday, August 29, 2015

U.S. stocks ended the day little changed Friday, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week where both the highs and lows were extreme. The market gave investors a hard jolt the first two days of trading …