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In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, demonstrators hold a rally at an Atlantic City, N.J. park before marching on the Boardwalk to protest the closing of the Showboat Casino Hotel on Aug. 31. Showboat is one of two Atlantic City casinos that are shutting down over Labor Day weekend. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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 two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states. Revel will begin a two-day … 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 technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It’s how Tesla is deciding where … 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. The city is facing extraordinary pressure to prove that its plan to resolve the bankruptcy … 0

I guess it starts with ice cream and then it escalates to a molotov cocktail. ...(full comment)

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

Man crush (blushing slightly :-)) ...(full comment)

Jonathan Klate: Left cold by ice bucket challenge

"Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them...(full comment)

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president
  • JERREY ROBERTS
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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Matt Jackewich, of Easthampton, who works in maintenance at Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton, waters flowers near the main gate Wednesday.

    JERREY ROBERTS Matt Jackewich, of Easthampton, who works in maintenance at Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton, waters flowers near the main gate Wednesday. Purchase photo reprints »

S&P 500 closes above 2,000

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time. The milestone added … 0

Australian scientist to speak in Amherst on fighting global warming through healthy soil

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — An Australian soil scientist and agricultural consultant will talk to farmers in Amherst on Tuesday about how improving their soil will not only grow better food, but also fight global warming. The day-long seminar with Christine Jones starts at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, according … 0

Judie’s Restaurant in Amherst to add room for ‘paint-and-sip’ events

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMHERST — A downtown restaurant best known for its popovers will soon be adding a room where customers can drink a glass of wine while painting their own masterpieces. Judie’s Restaurant at 51 North Pleasant St. is taking over the 650-square-foot space in the attached Boltwood Place building … 0

B2B ID: Susan McDonough

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NAME: Susan McDonough JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY BASED IN: Owner, Susan’s Secret Garden Gift Shop, 92 Cottage St., Easthampton WEBSITE: Don’t have one AGE: 66 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: May HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: One, my floral … 0

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For the week ending August 15, 2014 Amherst Peggy Cole, William C. Wood, to George R. Collison, Judith Collison, 65 Morgan Circle, Amherst, $354,900. Hal E. Mentlik, Tina A. Mentlik, to Emily Rimmer, 170 East Hadley Road, Amherst, $127,500. Brian Scott Fraser, Mayumi Kaikawa Fraser, to Qiang Li … 0

New shop in Amherst caters to patrons seeking a more natural style

Saturday, August 23, 2014

AMHERST — Citing a trend of more women of color opting to keep their hair natural, the owner of a new downtown Amherst shop says she hopes her store will help them find the shampoos, conditioners and stylers … 0

Making News: Area business briefs

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lord Jeffery Inn staff support addiction fight Amherst — The Lord Jeffery Inn employees Lisa Keifer, Stephen Zacek and Walker Widner participated in the Shatterproof Challenge July 29, by rappelling off of the 22-story Hilton Hartford in Connecticut. … 0

Stocks fall on Ukraine tensions

Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation’s most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates … 0

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant to raise interest rates

Friday, August 22, 2014

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still hazy. Though the unemployment … 0

NE governors say deal may come this weekend in supermarket feud

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement … 0