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CAROL LOLLIS
A pats sign made by the crew at CRD Metal works in Williamsburg.

Giant illuminated Patriots logo on display at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg

Saturday, January 31, 2015

What kind of Patriots fan are you? It may be hard to match what this week’s team-building exercise at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg came up with. Their creation will be lit up all weekend as a kind of beacon of good luck for New England’s football team as it faces the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in the Super Bowl. Visitors to …

Commerce Dept. says US consumer spending aiding economy

Saturday, January 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy decelerated in the final three months of 2014 but still grew at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday in a report that had encouraging signs about consumers and prospects for this year. While respectable, the fourth-quarter growth came on the heels of a prior quarter that saw growth revised up to a scorching …

Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce honors videographer Sven Kielhorn, owner of eTown Videos

Friday, January 30, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — “Do what makes your heart sing. Don’t worry about the money, that will come later.” Those were the words of wisdom a friend offered to Sven Kielhorn before he launched his business eTown Videos, which creates marketing, training, informational and multimedia videos for businesses and governmental agencies. “Before I started eTown …

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  • MATT BURKHARTT
Kiera Seaver, 12 of Hopedale receives help working on her electric light-up bracelet from Tiffany Hua, a mechanical engineering student at UMass while Maya Nolling, 12 of Hopedale puts on her finished necklace Saturday January 31 at Marcus Hall

    MATT BURKHARTT Kiera Seaver, 12 of Hopedale receives help working on her electric light-up bracelet from Tiffany Hua, a mechanical engineering student at UMass while Maya Nolling, 12 of Hopedale puts on her finished necklace Saturday January 31 at Marcus Hall Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Steve Holt cuts  cuts a marked tree down in  the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd.  in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled.

    CAROL LOLLIS Steve Holt cuts cuts a marked tree down in the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd. in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MATT BURKHARTT
Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years.

    MATT BURKHARTT Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
left, Avital Carlis administrative director of the cancer center and Mark Novotny, Vice president Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, talk about the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson.

    CAROL LOLLIS left, Avital Carlis administrative director of the cancer center and Mark Novotny, Vice president Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, talk about the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Jim Perot plays fetch with his four-year-old cockapoo Honey during their daily walk around their North Amherst neighborhood.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jim Perot plays fetch with his four-year-old cockapoo Honey during their daily walk around their North Amherst neighborhood. Purchase photo reprints »

Yahoo sells Alibaba stake

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company’s $39 billion stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion. The highly anticipated decision announced Tuesday will enable …

US may lease drilling sites in Atlantic

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas located more than 50 …

S&P lowers Russia’s credit rating

Monday, January 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia’s credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the …

Police want popular tracking app disabled

Monday, January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and …

EU watches as new Greek leader sworn in

Monday, January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent Greeks, signaling possible confrontation over the country’s bailout. The …

Leverett, Obama on same page with high-speed Internet

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LEVERETT — President Obama’s call Tuesday for Internet expansion to “help folks build the fastest networks, so that the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs have the platform to keep reshaping our world,” had a special ring for people in this town. Obama’s State of the Union …

Hilltown Voices: Buildings demolished on Worthington property once owned by potato farmer Bernard Albert

Saturday, January 24, 2015

After a lengthy process, the dilapidated storage barn and crumbling outbuildings located between 311 and 343 Huntington Road in Worthington have been demolished and hauled away. The 36-acre parcel was once owned by prominent potato farmer the late …

US stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak, but show gain for week

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW YORK — A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company’s earnings fell short of …

Gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Apparently, airline passengers aren’t buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines since 1989. Passengers with nowhere …

Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls

Friday, January 23, 2015

SPERRY, Iowa — A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County in Iowa prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a fatal leap. Sheriff’s deputies were first dispatched early Monday …