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Bicyclists cross the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday. Enthusiasts want to increase promotion of the Valley as a destination for cyclists.

Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the back roads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, …

Gazette offices closed Friday

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The offices of the Daily Hampshire Gazette will be closed on Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Customers experiencing any delivery issues may contact the customer service department at 413-586-1925 between 7 and 10 a.m. The Gazette will be published on Saturday, when customer service again will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. …

Economists say harsh winter did not hurt Massachusetts economy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON — The brutal winter had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor” effect on the state’s overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990s. But the editorial board of MassBenchmarks, a journal of the state’s economy, also waved some warning flags about uneven growth and pockets of stubbornly high …

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  • DAN LITTLE
South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

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South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton  Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet.

    KEVIN GUTTING Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
A shaft of sunlight illuminates a small amount of cellulose dust leaking from the foot-thick walls that Hanna Daboul, right, of Longmeadow was filling with blown-in insulation during a "Super Insulation - Installation Day" at the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity house on East Street in Easthampton on Friday. Women Build, a branch of PV Habitat, is undertaking the construction of the "green" two-family house and was recruiting about 50 women volunteers to help with this day's task.

    KEVIN GUTTING A shaft of sunlight illuminates a small amount of cellulose dust leaking from the foot-thick walls that Hanna Daboul, right, of Longmeadow was filling with blown-in insulation during a "Super Insulation - Installation Day" at the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity house on East Street in Easthampton on Friday. Women Build, a branch of PV Habitat, is undertaking the construction of the "green" two-family house and was recruiting about 50 women volunteers to help with this day's task. Purchase photo reprints »

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Tyson Serpone, 16 months, leads the Peoples Institute annual fourth of July parade through downtown Northampton Thursday morning.

    PHOEBE JONES Tyson Serpone, 16 months, leads the Peoples Institute annual fourth of July parade through downtown Northampton Thursday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PARIS — French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities …

Worries over Greek debt crisis dent stocks

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks edged lower Thursday as talks over keeping Greece solvent stalled and got extended into the weekend. Health care stocks rose sharply after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies. The Dow …

Agency posts thousands of complaints vs. banks

Thursday, June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released thousands of complaints Thursday from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services. The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over …

Univision dumps Miss USA pageant over Trump’s immigrant comments

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NEW YORK — A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about …

MGM asks to delay opening Springfield casino by a year to September 2018

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — MGM wants to delay the opening of its planned resort casino in western Massachusetts by a year because of a major highway project taking place nearby. The Las Vegas casino giant Thursday submitted a revised project …

Stocks plunge as hopes for Greek debt deal fade

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks retreated Wednesday, erasing all of the week’s earlier gains, as negotiations between Greece and its creditors seemed no closer to reaching a resolution. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 178 points, or 1 percent, …

State’s Plainville slots parlor opens for business

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PLAINVILLE — Massachusetts jumped into the casino game Wednesday as the state’s first slots parlor opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. Hundreds of special guests cheered as Plainridge Park Casino officials and state …

GOP gives Obama major win on trade

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama’s hand …

State’s first medical pot dispensary opens

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SALEM — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opened Wednesday — by appointment only — nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved the drug’s therapeutic use. Patients lined up outside the Alternative Therapies Group’s dispensary in Salem a day after state regulators signed off on its final …

New Bedford OKs $650M casino proposal

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW BEDFORD — A proposed $650 million Foxwoods-managed resort casino for New Bedford’s waterfront cleared a crucial step Tuesday as city residents overwhelmingly approved the proposal in a special election. The referendum passed Tuesday with 73 percent voting in favor of it and 27 percent against, according to …