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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 designer, Cindy Pelletier, who has worked with me for 18 years. She makes wreaths and arrangements and helps with our displays. With … 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 Yong, Ying Li Cui, 42 Glendale Road, Amherst, $276,000. Christina G. Salgo to Peter J. … 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 they want. Head Games Beauty Supply, which opened at 67 North Pleasant St. this summer, … 0

Probably the same probability that someone would bomb the Boston Marathon or fly planes into the WTC. Since there are about 6...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

gary, that's highly unlikely. I've tutored immigrants who take English courses in Northampton, and they're wonderful people who happen to have had...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

Very proud of our community and of Mayor Narkewicz for taking this stand. Immigrants are far more likely to be the victims...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants
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Richard Richardson, right, talks about the 20th anniversary celebration at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen. The event Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. will celebrate arts, music and the Hilltowns.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Richard Richardson, right, talks about the 20th anniversary celebration at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen. The event Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. will celebrate arts, music and the Hilltowns. Purchase photo reprints »

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Adam Jaracz holds his market lamb Damian during competition at the 146th annual Cummington Fair on Friday.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Adam Jaracz holds his market lamb Damian during competition at the 146th annual Cummington Fair on Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25. Purchase photo reprints »

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Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke.

    JERREY ROBERTS Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke. Purchase photo reprints »

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The I-91 Exit 18 on-ramp in Northampton remains closed Wednesday.

    JERREY ROBERTS The I-91 Exit 18 on-ramp in Northampton remains closed Wednesday. Purchase photo reprints »

Connecticut, Maine have slow economic growth; Mass. healthier

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday. Quarterly gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services — from 2005 to 2013 was … 0

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. … 0

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond … 1

NHTSA launches online search tool on auto recalls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched Wednesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can find out if a specific car has been … 0

Women small business owners still face struggle to get needed loans

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Carrie Charlick and Marcia Cubitt have $4 million in … 0

Lawmakers to re-examine inversion issue

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania’s Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in countries with low or no corporate tax obligations. But some analysts, … 0

GE Life Sciences HQ planned for Marlborough

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MARLBOROUGH (AP) — GE Healthcare Life Sciences has announced that it plans to develop a new $21 million U.S. headquarters in Marlborough. The 160,000-square-foot facility announced Wednesday will bring 500 professional jobs to the state, including 220 new jobs. This facility will include state-of-the-art labs, customer application facilities, … 0

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers take advantage of Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — Barrington Lewis has traveled from Jamaica to Deerfield for seven years to work and gather vegetables on Atlas Farm during harvest season. During the few months he works on Gideon Porth’s organic farm, Lewis, 50, visits … 0

Honda’s safe strategy paying off in record sales

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Honda is on track to hit record sales this year and makes no apologies for the conservative, retail sales-focused strategy that has kept mainstream vehicles like the Accord and CR-V popular. John Mendel, head of the American Honda Auto Division, said today he will protect Honda customers and … 0

Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The heated tempers of the nation’s border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock … 0