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Amherst Unitarians move back into their renovated downtown building

Thursday, April 24, 2014

AMHERST — A downtown church closed for several months as its building was renovated and nearly doubled in size has reopened. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst returned to the meetinghouse at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Kellogg Avenue on April 13, with the Rev. Alison Wohler leading a “Coming Home” service. The service, which Wohler said was marked by the congregation’s joyful mood, was followed by a … 0

Stocks edge lower after 6-day rise

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,875.39. … 0

Home sales down in March

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BOSTON — Massachusetts homeowners still appear reluctant to put their houses on the market, driving sales volume down and prices up last month, two organizations that track the real estate market said Wednesday. The number of single-family homes sold dropped almost 12 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago, while the median price jumped more than 8 percent to … 0

Three small farms in Amherst and Hadley get boosts from $10,000 state grants

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Customers who come to the first Amherst Farmers Market on Saturday will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of greens harvested from three high tunnels and four greenhouses at Danya Teitelbaum’s North Amherst farm, known … 0

Lure of the outdoors inspires local remodeling projects

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — “I wanted to be able to sleep outside,” said Keitheley Wilkinson of Laurel Park in Northampton. “It’s calming.” With midsummer nights, warm breezes and flowering gardens ahead, sleeping beneath the stars is just one of the … 0

Oil prices a boon for airlines

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NEW YORK — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this … 0

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., none; 61-75 lbs., $40 to $80; 76-95 lbs., $50 to $61; 96-105 lbs., $40 to $70; 106 lbs. & up, $30 to $60; farm calves, $120 to $310; start calves, $76; feeders, $77; veal, none; … 0

Stocks up for 3rd day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a … 0

Congressmen looking into VW vote in Tenn.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated “or otherwise run afoul of” federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a … 0

Detroit needs $350M from state lawmakers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DETROIT — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. The city has an … 0

Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff Good 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 … 1

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 … 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 … 0