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U.S.Treasurer Rosa Rios, right, smiles as she's introduced to Harriet Tubman's great-great-grand niece, Pauline Copes-Johnson of Auburn, NY, left, before a town hall meeting in Seneca Falls, N.Y.  Rios answered questions about which woman should be on the $10 bill as well as general questions relating to the new design during an town hall meeting at Wesleyan Chapel at the Women's Rights National Historic Park, the site of the First Women's Rights Convention.  Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be pictured on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting. (Tina Macintyre-Yee /Democrat & Chronicle via AP)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for $10 bill

Monday, August 31, 2015

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions and answered questions during the hourlong session inside the Wesleyan …

Stocks drop to close out worst month in 3 years

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much of the ground it lost, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index still finished August …

Best Buy to close location at Hampshire Mall in Hadley Oct. 31

Monday, August 31, 2015

HADLEY — Electronics chain Best Buy will close its Hampshire Mall store on Oct. 31. The store employs a total of 64 employees, 26 of whom work full-time. All employees will be given the chance to apply at a nearby store, and those who don’t will be eligible for a severance package, according to company spokeswoman Carly Charlson. Charlson said the closure is …

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Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services.    Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year.

    JERREY ROBERTS Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services. Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year. Purchase photo reprints »

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Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

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Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right.

    KEVIN GUTTING Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right. Purchase photo reprints »

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Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies,  Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence.

    DAN LITTLE Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies, Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

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Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday.

    CAROL LOLLIS Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

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In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF 3VIDEOSISTERS In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones. Purchase photo reprints »

Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day

Friday, August 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years. The rout started in Asia and quickly spread to …

Yachts getting so big they break the old rules

Friday, August 21, 2015

By Doreen Hemlock Sun Sentinel (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - No one ever thought pleasure boats would get this big. Today’s yachts can approach the size of a football field - so big that the law puts them in the same category as freighters and cruise ships. That’s …

Stocks plummet, have worst day in 18 months

Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders. The global rout started in China, where sharp …

Local governments far from Gulf Coast get millions in BP settlement money

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. — Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for lost tourism dollars and other economic …

Proposed natural gas rate hikes cut by $13M

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Columbia Gas announced Thursday they have reached an agreement that cuts the natural gas company’s proposed rate hike of nearly $50 million by more than $13 million and prevents another distribution rate hike for three years. Without the agreement, Columbia …

Andy Yee and family to open restaurant at site of former Route 9 Diner

Thursday, August 20, 2015

HADLEY — A family that owns and operates several restaurants in the Pioneer Valley — including four in Amherst and South Hadley — intends to reopen the former Route 9 Diner as Johnny’s Roadside Diner this fall. Andy …

Stocks sink on renewed chance of rate increase

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks posted solid losses on Wednesday as investors got mixed signals from the Federal Reserve over the possibility of an interest rate hike in September. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil plummeted. The …

Ocean warming blamed for lobster population’s northward shift

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine — The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches — a geographic …

Northern Pass 2: More buried lines, fewer poles, less power

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PITTSFIELD, N.H. — A revised proposal to carry hydropower from Canada through New Hampshire calls for more buried transmission lines, fewer power poles and less juice flowing to consumers. Bill Quinlan, president of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire, said Tuesday that the 192-mile Northern Pass would be buried …

Arctic drilling OK comes just before Obama’s visit

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say. …