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CAROL LOLLIS
Denise and Sven Kielhorn with eTown Videos in Southampton.

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 Videos, I was in telecommunications selling data …

Steve Schechterle of South Deerfield opens third Spirit Shoppe in Gill

Friday, January 30, 2015

GILL — Steve Schechterle of South Deerfield earlier this year opened his third Spirit Shoppe beer, wine and liquor store in the former Jan’s Package Store overlooking the intersection of Main Road and Route 2 in Gill. Schechterle bought the business in July, knocked down a back wall, expanded cooler space for foreign, …

Earnings, job news give stocks a lift

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from several companies, including Ford, Coach and Harley-Davidson. Homebuilder stocks surged. Even energy stocks, which were down most of the day, recovered in concert with a slight uptick in oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude oil …

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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 »

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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 »

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 …

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., $37 to $40; 61-75 lbs., $48 to $75; 76-95 lbs., $50 to $83; 96-105 lbs., $50 to $75; 106 lbs. & up, $50 to $76; farm calves, $100 to $430; start calves, $60 tp $125; …

Mohegan Sun joins casino suit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Mohegan Sun is suing state gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company announced Wednesday it has joined a state Superior Court lawsuit filed in October by suburban Revere and a labor union representing workers …