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Best Buy to close location at Hampshire Mall in Hadley Oct. 31

Monday, August 31, 2015

HADLEY — Electronics chain Best Buy will close its Hampshire Mall store on Oct. 31. The store employs a total of 64 employees, 26 of whom work full-time. All employees will be given the chance to apply at a nearby store, and those who don’t will be eligible for a severance package, according to company spokeswoman Carly Charlson. Charlson said the closure is in line with the company’s standard “course …

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Monday, August 31, 2015

For Week Ending August 21, 2015 Amherst Ann E. W. Woodbridge, Edward C. Woodbridge, to Daniel L. Wright, Kie J. Kuwabara, 15 Alyssum Drive, Amherst, $485,000. Deborah E. Kruger to Sarah J. Morton, Sarah Morton, 5 Eames Place, Amherst, $425,000. AMHAD Development Corp to Laurence B. Michie, Virginia R. Michie, 27 Greenleaves Drive, Amherst, $285,000. AMHAD Development Corp to O’Brien Investment Trust, Sharon …

New Atkins store opens in North Amherst Mill District

Monday, August 31, 2015

AMHERST — Bins filled with corn, lettuce and tomatoes — as well as tables displaying locally grown fruits and vegetables, including apples and peaches — will greet customers entering the new Atkins Farms Country Market satellite store in North Amherst. “The mainstay at Atkins has been the produce,” said store manager Matt O’Brien. …

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Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

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Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right.

    KEVIN GUTTING Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right. Purchase photo reprints »

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Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies,  Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence.

    DAN LITTLE Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies, Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

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Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday.

    CAROL LOLLIS Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

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In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF 3VIDEOSISTERS In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones. Purchase photo reprints »

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Joslyn Thomas at her home in Holyoke.

    CAROL LOLLIS Joslyn Thomas at her home in Holyoke. Purchase photo reprints »

Markets plummet in global sell-off

Monday, August 24, 2015

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground …

Thornes Marketplace welcomes new tenants, expansion of longtime anchors

Monday, August 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Changes are in the works at Thornes Marketplace as the popular downtown shopping spot welcomes a new juice bar, an expansion at Cedar Chest, and the opening of a second location for an Amherst-based gift shop …

Federal grant bears fruit — and vegetables — for community food program

Monday, August 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A three-year, $284,000 federal grant has yielded a bumper crop of results, agreed all four recipients of the community food program that the money funded. State and federal officials who gathered Wednesday at Just Roots Community …

Business briefs: Safe Home to provide house checks, local lawyers make ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list, and more

Monday, August 24, 2015

Safe Home to provide house checks WESTFIELD — A new business will provide house checks for residents of Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties while they are away. Kevin Brown, security director of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, …

Work on Hudson River tunnel goes on, despite hurdles

Monday, August 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has …

As China’s economy slows, so does Otis Elevator Co.

Monday, August 24, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — As China’s economy has grown and skyscrapers sprouted in cities extending ever westward from the Pacific coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride. But with China now in a slump and the value of its currency the most recent casualty, Otis and other …

Following NYT story, ACLU reaches out to Amazon workers

Friday, August 21, 2015

SEATTLE — Seizing on the recent New York Times investigation into Amazon’s sometimes bruising work culture, the American Civil Liberties Union took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Seattle Times soliciting employees who think they’ve been illegally singled out. The ACLU ad specifically encourages Amazon employees “who believe …

Lathrop Community eyes expansion of Easthampton, Northampton campuses

Friday, August 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Lathrop Community Inc. is in the planning stage of what will likely be a $26 million expansion of its Northampton and Easthampton campuses over the next quarter century. The nonprofit senior living group, now in its …

Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day

Friday, August 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years. The rout started in Asia and quickly spread to …

Yachts getting so big they break the old rules

Friday, August 21, 2015

By Doreen Hemlock Sun Sentinel (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - No one ever thought pleasure boats would get this big. Today’s yachts can approach the size of a football field - so big that the law puts them in the same category as freighters and cruise ships. That’s …