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JEFF GOOD

Pulitzer winner to join Gazette, Recorder in new executive editor position

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist devoted to community journalism will join the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s parent company next month as executive editor, a new position responsible for editorial content at Newspapers of New England’s Pioneer Valley publications and digital products. Jeff Good, former editor of the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., said he looks forward to taking on a leadership role at papers that have a tradition of excellence in the Valley. In addition to the Gazette, Good will oversee the news operations at The Recorder in Greenfield, the Amherst Bulletin and the Valley Advocate. He will be based in Northampton. “It’s a fabulous … 0

Fed considers stricter banking regulations

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banking system. She … 0

Stocks bounce back late

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine. The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and … 0

Belchertown restaurateur to open new cafe on 202

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — For years, Joan Almeida thought the land across from the Footloose School of Dance on Route 202 heading west out of the center of town, where she spent much time bringing her daughter for lessons, would … 0

Making News: Local banks, new owner for Easthampton Machine & Tool, nutrition grant for elders and Blue Cross honors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ewald named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank SPRINGFIELD — Arley R. Ewald of Northampton has been named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank. In her new position, Ewald will be responsible … 0

B2B ID: Saralee Hofrichter, Saralee’s Healing & Holistic Skin Care, Amherst

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NAME: Saralee Hofrichter, Saralee’s Healing & Holistic Skin Care, Amherst WEBSITE: www.earthelegant.com AGE: 54 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 1998 WHAT YOU DO: I am a holistic skin-care therapist. It is my objective to help stimulate the natural functions … 0

Student volunteers focus attention on wage inequality issues for women during Arts Night Out in Northampton

Friday, April 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A group of student volunteers took advantage of “Equal Pay Day” to focus attention Friday evening on wage inequality issues for women. Equal Pay Day — April 8 in the U.S. — represents the point in the new year that American women typically have to work … 0

Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to fracking

Friday, April 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest. A state investigation of five small … 0

Waxman says experts concerned about Los Angeles Times’ fate in Tribune spinoff

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman said Friday that six media experts he consulted have serious concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times under the Tribune Co.’s plans to spin off the newspaper and seven others into a separate unit and called on company executives to … 0

North Dakota predicts surge in oil output

Friday, April 11, 2014

North Dakota officials are predicting a big surge in crude oil output in the next few months as the industry emerges from a tough winter. About 650 wells had been drilled, but were not producing at the end of February because it was too cold to inject water … 0

Stocks fall on jitters over earnings, tech rout

Friday, April 11, 2014

NEW YORK — Investors drove the stock market lower for a second straight day Friday as they grew anxious that earnings growth was faltering. Weaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase dragged bank stocks lower. And big drops in once-soaring … 0

More Amherst Carriage Shops tenants finding new locations

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst Wines & Spirits, an anchor tenant at the Amherst Carriage Shops for the past 20 years, is likely to move to 320 College St. later this year. The business, owned by Stephen Freedman, is expected … 0

Wheatberry Cafe to close April 18 as owners focus on Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain CSA

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — The owners of Wheatberry Cafe at 421 Main St. are closing the restaurant as they shift their focus to the Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain Community Supported Agriculture. Adrie and Ben Lester of Shutesbury, who opened Wheatberry … 0