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Clean air advocates cheer as Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, speaks at a rally outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Views vary widely on EPA’s clean-air rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with … 0

Food industry spends $9M lobbying vs. GMO labeling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The food industry spent $9 million lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling for genetically modified products in the first quarter of this year, nearly matching its total spending for all of last year, a new report said. The Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group said big spenders included the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which spent $1.2 million, and the Coca-Cola Co., which spent $2.6 … 0

Stocks end slightly lower ahead of economic data

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors focused on a batch of big economic reports ahead. On Wednesday, the government releases its look at economic growth in the spring quarter and the Federal Reserve finishes a two-day meeting. The next day, a report on China’s manufacturing industry will … 0

wow not nice mayor. there goes my support for the next time ...(full comment)

'I committed no fireable offense' Unclear why Easthampton mayor's assistant Susan Giza, who surpassed 50 candidates for job, let go after 6 months

Obviously, there are pieces of this puzzle that we, the public, do not have. However, I can only imagine what a shock...(full comment)

'I committed no fireable offense' Unclear why Easthampton mayor's assistant Susan Giza, who surpassed 50 candidates for job, let go after 6 months

apperceive? appreciative? ...(full comment)

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  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014.  Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014. Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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From left, Amrita Rutter, 8, and her sister, Sita Rutter, 4, from Amherst, try on glasses.

    CAROL LOLLIS From left, Amrita Rutter, 8, and her sister, Sita Rutter, 4, from Amherst, try on glasses. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Tyler Denison, 6, of South Hadley, left, and Nicolas Tobin, 8, right, play a water game during the South Hadley Falls Fest at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Tyler Denison, 6, of South Hadley, left, and Nicolas Tobin, 8, right, play a water game during the South Hadley Falls Fest at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley Saturday, July 26, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., none; 61-75 lbs., $38 to $68; 76-95 lbs., $70 to $77; 96-105 lbs., $50 to $77; 106 lbs. & up, $55 to $75; farm calves, $100 to $260; start calves, $150; feeders, $82 to $121; … 0

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the largest gainers. Among big … 0

Coming around again; Once considered ‘dead’, vinyl LPs making a comeback

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — If Bill Chamberlain had told you five years ago he was going to open a music store specializing in vinyl LPs, you might have told him he was nuts. Now, you might want to ask him … 0

Stocks climb as solid earnings reports roll in

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street … 0

GateHouse to buy Providence Journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of GateHouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash. New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. said it expects to complete the … 0

Political turmoil takes toll on stocks

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its … 0

NJ casino closings painful for many

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. … 0

Ex-CEO wants Market Basket protesters rehired

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEWKSBURY — The fired longtime chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain is urging the family-owned company to reinstate workers who were fired for protests demanding his return. Arthur T. Demoulas’s statement Monday night was his first since he was fired last month by a board controlled … 0

New Amherst restaurants make downtown melting pot of tastes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

AMHERST — On the walls of a new downtown restaurant, artwork represents the alphabet and numbers written in Thai and displays feature miniature tuk-tuks common to the streets of the Asian country. “We get everything from Thailand so … 0

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, July 20, 2014

For the week ending July 11, 2014 Amherst Philippe A. Meyer, Syma Meyer, to Ewana Castanas Greene, William S. Greene, Jr., 36 Ridgecrest Road, Amherst, $365,000. Larissa Schwartz, Murray M. Schwartz, to Larissa Schwartz, 21 Hartman Road, Amherst, $100. Judith Piotrkowski, Thomas L. Dumm, Thomas L. Dumm Revocable … 0