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The staff of CISabroad gathers for a photo before their open house Thursday in the former home of Northampton Center for the Arts.

Center for International Studies Abroad expands in new quarters at Sullivan Square building

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A surge in demand to study abroad, particularly among students interested in business, engineering and related fields, is fueling the growth of a local organization that specializes in placing people in study programs throughout the world. Business is so good that the Center for International Studies Abroad, or CISabroad, has leased and revamped the former Center for the … 0

Religious bookstore takes on new name, new beginning in Amherst

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — Good Faith Bookstore at 55 South Pleasant St. is set to open Friday as a resource for people of faith and welcoming to everyone in the community. “We think all faith is good. It’s a matter of understanding it,” said Stephen Nagy of Leverett, who serves as president of the Lay Academy of Oecumenical Studies Inc. Previously known as LAOS Interfaith … 0

B2B ID: Tom Porter, president, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NAME: Tom Porter President, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield WEBSITE: EliteHHA.org AGE: 65 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2005 WHAT YOU DO: I am the chief cook and bottle washer at Elite, a small local company that offers compassionate and reliable services to seniors and their families. We also have a new … 0

In spat with rancher, feds release cattle gathered in Nev. roundup

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Federal land managers confirmed Saturday that they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority. The Bureau of Land Management … 2

Massachusetts promotes local beer with Craft Brewers Trail

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer. That message? Drink local. The Massachusetts Craft Brewers Trail highlights 47 breweries in the state. They are split into … 0

Area Property Deed Transfers

Sunday, April 13, 2014

For the week ending April 4, 2014 Amherst James T. Patulak to Deborah D. Patulak, 19 Forestedge Road, Amherst, $1. Carol H. Knowles, Thomas D. Kyker-Snowman to Brian R. Stoffer, Katharine J. Waggoner, 4 Stagecoach Road, Amherst, $289,000. Alpha Chi Omega National Housing Corp. to Pi Kappa Phi … 0

Belchertown restaurateur to open new cafe on 202

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — For years, Joan Almeida thought the land across from the Footloose School of Dance on Route 202 heading west out of the center of town, where she spent much time bringing her daughter for lessons, would … 0

Making News: Local banks, new owner for Easthampton Machine & Tool, nutrition grant for elders and Blue Cross honors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ewald named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank SPRINGFIELD — Arley R. Ewald of Northampton has been named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank. In her new position, Ewald will be responsible … 0

B2B ID: Saralee Hofrichter, Saralee’s Healing & Holistic Skin Care, Amherst

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NAME: Saralee Hofrichter, Saralee’s Healing & Holistic Skin Care, Amherst WEBSITE: www.earthelegant.com AGE: 54 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 1998 WHAT YOU DO: I am a holistic skin-care therapist. It is my objective to help stimulate the natural functions … 0

Student volunteers focus attention on wage inequality issues for women during Arts Night Out in Northampton

Friday, April 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A group of student volunteers took advantage of “Equal Pay Day” to focus attention Friday evening on wage inequality issues for women. Equal Pay Day — April 8 in the U.S. — represents the point in the new year that American women typically have to work … 1

Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to fracking

Friday, April 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest. A state investigation of five small … 0

Waxman says experts concerned about Los Angeles Times’ fate in Tribune spinoff

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman said Friday that six media experts he consulted have serious concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times under the Tribune Co.’s plans to spin off the newspaper and seven others into a separate unit and called on company executives to … 0

North Dakota predicts surge in oil output

Friday, April 11, 2014

North Dakota officials are predicting a big surge in crude oil output in the next few months as the industry emerges from a tough winter. About 650 wells had been drilled, but were not producing at the end of February because it was too cold to inject water … 0