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Rose Mok, left, and Nicole Lauro, who are the co-owners of Curves in Northampton, work the front desk before a Zumba class Thursday.

New owners gear up to enliven Curves in Northampton

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Over the years, Hatfield resident Rose Mary Mok has been a member of several gyms affiliated with the international Curves chain. Now she is co-owner of one. Mok teamed up with three veteran staff members from the Damon Road Curves franchise, Nicole Lauro of Northampton, Diane Opalenik of South Hadley and Diane Korza of Hatfield to assume ownership …

B2B ID: Kendall Knapik

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NAME: Kendall Knapik TITLE: Owner, Northampton Jewelers Inc. ADDRESS: 104 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060 WEBSITE: www.northamptonjewelersinc.com AGE: 25 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: June 2014 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: One WHAT YOU DO: My area of expertise is custom jewelry design and fine rare gems. All my custom jewelry is created on …

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gleason Johndrow named to Top 100 Northampton — Gleason Johndrow Landscaping, a Northampton-based snow removal and landscaping contractor, was named to industry publication “Snow Magazine’s” top 100 snow removal contractors nationwide. Tony Gleason and Dave Johndrow have been providing landscaping and snow removal services since 2002 and service commercial and residential clients around …

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John Sheirer: Why we must stop the excesses of this liberal president!

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John Sheirer: Why we must stop the excesses of this liberal president!
  • JERREY ROBERTS
Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift.

    JERREY ROBERTS Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift. Purchase photo reprints »

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Ryan D. Welch in Hampshire Superior Court on opening day in his trial on a single count of murder in connection with the slaying of Jessica Ann Pripstein in 2012 in Easthampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ryan D. Welch in Hampshire Superior Court on opening day in his trial on a single count of murder in connection with the slaying of Jessica Ann Pripstein in 2012 in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Pastor Peter Milloy in front of  the newly renovated United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley and Granby Thursday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Pastor Peter Milloy in front of the newly renovated United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley and Granby Thursday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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A group of students march from The University of Massachusetts Student Union to the Malcolm X Cultural Center after a rally held Wednesday to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. and denounce police brutality.

    JERREY ROBERTS A group of students march from The University of Massachusetts Student Union to the Malcolm X Cultural Center after a rally held Wednesday to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. and denounce police brutality. Purchase photo reprints »

GM halts some Corvette sales due to quality issues

Friday, September 12, 2014

General Motors is temporarily stopping sales of some 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays to fix potential airbag and parking brake issues. Neither of the possible defects had prompted an official recall as of late Thursday night. GM has instructed Chevrolet dealers to halt deliver of 2,000 units of the …

Apple bungles iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders

Friday, September 12, 2014

It was a rough night for a lot of Apple fans. The new iPhones were supposed to be available for pre-order online at midnight, but once the clock struck 12 and customers around the U.S. refreshed their Web browsers, nothing happened. Many continued seeing Apple’s standard “We’ll be …

Market Basket chief reflects, looks ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

TEWKSBURY — The Market Basket supermarket chain’s 71 stores have accomplished a remarkable turnaround thanks to employees who worked day and night to restock shelves left empty by a worker revolt, the company’s chief said. Arthur T. Demoulas is back in control after offering more than $1.5 billion …

Stocks fall on interest rate worries

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK — The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on …

Calif. cabbies cry foul over B.O. test

Friday, September 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional …

Six names added to Eva Trager memorial honoring contributions to downtown Northampton

Friday, September 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Gary Golec touched the monument that now bears the name of his wife, Christina Cavallari, on the way back to his seat from accepting a plaque in her honor Friday evening. Cavallari, the longtime owner of …

Planned merger of Northampton, Greenfield cooperative banks moves ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

The planned merger of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan. It had already been approved by the boards of directors for both banks. According to William Stapleton, Northampton Cooperative Bank president and …

Deerfield again seeks developers for former Oxford Foods property

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town once again is trying to attract developers for the former Oxford Foods property. Prospective buyers have until Sept. 19 to submit proposals to purchase the 12.9-acre lot on Jewett Avenue. In August, John Broucek, the president and general manager of the Greenfield-based New England …

Scottish banks threaten to leave if independence OK’d

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland — Scotland’s leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory’s economic future and dealing a blow to the Scottish …

Stocks mixed as oil rises

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW YORK — A sluggish September continued for U.S. stocks as investors assessed the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Stocks ended the day mixed after gains for dividend-rich utilities stocks …