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Owner of Hangar Pub and Grill and Wings Over Amherst plans restaurant in Greenfield

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — The owner of a chicken wings delivery service founded in Amherst in 1999, which has nearly three dozen stores in 13 states, is planning a new restaurant in Greenfield. Harold Tramazzo, who owns both the Wings Over Amherst and Hangar Pub and Grill restaurants on University Drive, said last week that he is examining a similar enterprise at the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street in Greenfield. …

Buoyed by Fed, oil prices, stocks rebound

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market had its best day in more than a year after the Federal Reserve said it would to remain “patient” in its approach to raising interest rates. Stocks rose from the open on Wednesday, led by energy companies, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing from a …

Russians shoppers flock to stores to beat price rises

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MOSCOW — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days. As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue. Purchase photo reprints »

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Crosswalk of Henshaw and Elm in Northampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Crosswalk of Henshaw and Elm in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

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From left, Alice and Mary Toohey in their home in Northampton off Florence Road, are regular contributors to the Sidney F. Toy Fund.

    CAROL LOLLIS From left, Alice and Mary Toohey in their home in Northampton off Florence Road, are regular contributors to the Sidney F. Toy Fund. Purchase photo reprints »

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Shirley Whittemore at her home in Amherst with the dolls she makes and donates to Help Our Kids.

    CAROL LOLLIS Shirley Whittemore at her home in Amherst with the dolls she makes and donates to Help Our Kids. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Hyunjeong Kim, right, takes orders from Phoebe Fei, center, and Dorothy  Dong, left, at the Go Hyang restaurant in Hadley recently. The restaurant is planning to close this weekend.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Hyunjeong Kim, right, takes orders from Phoebe Fei, center, and Dorothy Dong, left, at the Go Hyang restaurant in Hadley recently. The restaurant is planning to close this weekend. Purchase photo reprints »

Wynn casino project faces new hurdles

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BOSTON — New hurdles are emerging for Wynn Resorts as it prepares to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the Everett waterfront after winning the lucrative casino license for the Boston area. Somerville filed a lawsuit last week against the state Gaming Commission asking a state court …

MGM offers update on Springfield casino project

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — MGM Resorts International hosted what it called a construction information session as it prepares to move forward with an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield. Company officials promised an update on design and a projected construction timeline for the casino at Thursday’s event. They have …

Tufts, Boston Medical Center discuss merger

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Two major Boston teaching hospitals are discussing the possibility of a merger. Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center confirmed that merger talks are underway, but provided few details. BMC, located in the city’s South End, has 482 beds and runs the region’s busiest trauma …

Mohawk Fine Papers pursues tax deal for new envelope manufacturing plant in South Hadley

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is moving ahead with a plan to bring an envelope manufacturing plant to 28 Gaylord St. in the South Hadley Falls neighborhood rather than a site in Chicopee it had also considered. Both communities offered the company a deal under which …

Amherst woman has made 80 dolls for vulnerable children

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMHERST — Spread out in the living room of Shirley Whittemore’s Cushman home are more than a dozen dolls she has made in recent years, each one meticulously hand-crafted, each with its own story. In one corner is …

Glass artist Josh Simpson buys former Singley’s Furniture building in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS ­­— The former Singley’s Furniture building now belongs to renowned glass artist Josh Simpson of Shelburne. Simpson, who also owns the Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom across the Deerfield River, outbid two competitors for the building, buying it for $140,000. “You want some statement from me saying …

Beloved Hadley Korean Restaurant Gohyang to close its doors this week; owner Hyunjeong Kim to head back to Korea for family issues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HADLEY — Its name means “hometown,” but the restaurant that has been a home away from home for its owner could not keep her from a family crisis in her native land. Hyunjeong Kim, owner of the Gohyang …

Stocks take a dive on falling oil prices

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW YORK — Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next …

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., $35 to $48; 61-75 lbs., $47 to $60; 76-95 lbs., $70 to $80; 96-105 lbs., $60 to $80; 106 lbs. & up, none; farm calves, $100 to $450; start calves, $75 to $127; feeders, $60 …

Sale of Ore. craft brewery provokes backlash

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BEND, Ore. — The Facebook page of a local brewery lit up with condemnations: Loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy “sellouts.” Some fans threatened to boycott the brand. One declared he would stop wearing a T-shirt …