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CAROL LOLLIS
A pats sign made by the crew at CRD Metal works in Williamsburg.

Giant illuminated Patriots logo on display at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg

Saturday, January 31, 2015

What kind of Patriots fan are you? It may be hard to match what this week’s team-building exercise at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg came up with. Their creation will be lit up all weekend as a kind of beacon of good luck for New England’s football team as it faces the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in the Super Bowl. Visitors to …

Commerce Dept. says US consumer spending aiding economy

Saturday, January 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy decelerated in the final three months of 2014 but still grew at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday in a report that had encouraging signs about consumers and prospects for this year. While respectable, the fourth-quarter growth came on the heels of a prior quarter that saw growth revised up to a scorching …

Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce honors videographer Sven Kielhorn, owner of eTown Videos

Friday, January 30, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — “Do what makes your heart sing. Don’t worry about the money, that will come later.” Those were the words of wisdom a friend offered to Sven Kielhorn before he launched his business eTown Videos, which creates marketing, training, informational and multimedia videos for businesses and governmental agencies. “Before I started eTown …

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Steve Holt cuts  cuts a marked tree down in  the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd.  in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled.

    CAROL LOLLIS Steve Holt cuts cuts a marked tree down in the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd. in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MATT BURKHARTT
Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years.

    MATT BURKHARTT Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
left, Avital Carlis administrative director of the cancer center and Mark Novotny, Vice president Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, talk about the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson.

    CAROL LOLLIS left, Avital Carlis administrative director of the cancer center and Mark Novotny, Vice president Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, talk about the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Jim Perot plays fetch with his four-year-old cockapoo Honey during their daily walk around their North Amherst neighborhood.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jim Perot plays fetch with his four-year-old cockapoo Honey during their daily walk around their North Amherst neighborhood. Purchase photo reprints »

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Smith College Campus School students Sylvia Rhodes, from left, Saenger Breon and Leah Neuburger rehearse with the chorus.

    KEVIN GUTTING Smith College Campus School students Sylvia Rhodes, from left, Saenger Breon and Leah Neuburger rehearse with the chorus. Purchase photo reprints »

Hadley gets double the expected revenue in meals tax earnings

Friday, January 23, 2015

HADLEY — Town Administrator David Nixon accepted a windfall earlier this month — about twice the amount of local meals tax revenue as he expected. Nixon said he was not sure whether that resulted from a trend of more people eating out in Hadley or whether there were …

Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce encourages membership by students, retirees

Friday, January 23, 2015

AMHERST — Two new membership categories created by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce encourage students and retirees to be part of the organization. The $20 student membership is for undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College and Hampshire College and will serve as a means of …

Stocks rally, euro falls on ECB stimulus plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NEW YORK — A plan to revive Europe’s sagging economy rippled through the financial world on Thursday, setting off a rally in the stock market that wiped out its losses for the year. The pledge by the European …

Warren aims to enlist drug companies in basic research

Thursday, January 22, 2015

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shifting her focus from Wall Street to the nation’s top pharmaceutical companies. The Massachusetts Democrat plans to file a bill next week that she said would help fund basic medical research …

State jobless rate falls

Thursday, January 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gained nearly 11,000 jobs and its unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in December, the final month of former Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. Officials also said the state netted …

Study: Natural gas leaks cost region $90M annually

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — Harvard researchers say millions of dollars’ worth of natural gas escapes from the Boston area’s aging pipes and tanks each year. The study by atmospheric scientists at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was published Thursday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. …

Hadley officials report lack of interest in Ciaglo Seven Sisters property on Route 9

Thursday, January 22, 2015

HADLEY — With less than two weeks until the foreclosure auction for the $1.7 million former Seven Sisters Market Bistro property at 270 Russell St. and two other properties owned by Paul Ciaglo, town officials have received no inquiries about them. “I’m surprised no one has come in,” …

Stocks end higher on expected ECB stimulus

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Another choppy day on Wall Street ended with stocks broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe’s weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices. Stocks flitted between gains and losses at …

Microsoft shows off Windows 10, 3D gadget

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens. The company showed the new headset, which lets users view and interact …

Tootsie Roll’s 53-year CEO dies at 95

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CHICAGO — Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. The longtime Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. chairman and CEO died Tuesday in Boston after …