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CORRECTS FROM CHIARA ROSE TO CHIARA D’ANGELO- In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, the Coast Guard stands by as a woman identified as Chiara D’Angelo has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said she was protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard said it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days. (Reese Semanko via AP)

Woman hanging off Shell ship anchor ends drill protest

Monday, May 25, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning. Student activist Chiara D’Angelo requested assistance getting down from her perch on the Arctic Challenger in the …

Development at former Belchertown State School site ‘visibly taking hold’

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — It has been well over two decades since the last patients, staff and administration left the Belchertown State School for the last time. Last week, demolition crews moved in on some of the buildings that housed them. In the intervening years, some municipal buildings and a few businesses have been constructed …

Economy, cultural climate topics for Congressman James McGovern during walking tour of downtown Amherst

Friday, May 22, 2015

AMHERST — Economic development, potential arts programs and the existing cultural environment will be the focus of a two-hour visit by U.S. Congressman James McGovern to Amherst center Tuesday afternoon. McGovern, D-Worcester, will lead a walking tour that begins at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 Amity St., at noon, features a 1:30 p.m. ribbon cutting for Osteria Vespa restaurant in the …

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Ben Gilsdorf of Amherst, a 10th-grader and member of Boy Scout Troop 500, salutes during the Amherst Memorial Day observances.

    ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER Ben Gilsdorf of Amherst, a 10th-grader and member of Boy Scout Troop 500, salutes during the Amherst Memorial Day observances. Purchase photo reprints »

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A building at the former Belchertiown State School is torn down last week. An 83-unit, assisted-living facility is planned for the site.

    CAROL LOLLIS A building at the former Belchertiown State School is torn down last week. An 83-unit, assisted-living facility is planned for the site. Purchase photo reprints »

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United States Marine Corps veterans Tony Krzynowek, from left, James Zedonis and Army veteran Celias Barayon salute while the Star Spangled Banner plays Monday during a Memorial Day ceremony in Easthampton.

    DAN LITTLE United States Marine Corps veterans Tony Krzynowek, from left, James Zedonis and Army veteran Celias Barayon salute while the Star Spangled Banner plays Monday during a Memorial Day ceremony in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Tom Quinn, of Worthington,  volunteering at Full Circle Bikes helping Jason Graves put bikes together for the spring season. Working along with him is Anthony Rigali,17, of Northampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Tom Quinn, of Worthington, volunteering at Full Circle Bikes helping Jason Graves put bikes together for the spring season. Working along with him is Anthony Rigali,17, of Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Bill Robbins,an employee of Omasta, plants Petunias along route 9 in front of Riverbend Animal in Hadley Friday morning.

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left, Adam Cranson, Alex Kelly and far right Derek Rood, all employees of Clearspan out of Michigan, building the new boat house for Northampton Community Rowing.

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Stocks drift on feeble retail sales numbers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weak U.S. retail sales data helped set the stage Wednesday for a listless day of trading on Wall Street. Coming off a two-day losing streak, the major stock indexes spent much of the day drifting between small gains …

Home care workers press for $15 an hour

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BOSTON — Hundreds of home care workers delivered hand-signed letters to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Wednesday pressing for what they called a $15 an hour “living wage.” The workers rallied outside the Statehouse before handing the letters to Baker staff members in front of his third floor office. …

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: $50 to $90; Growers: $100 to $500; Started: none; Veal: none; Feeders: $107.50 to $152.50; Heifers: $110 to $131; Steers: $120; Bulls: $131; Canners: $50 to $104; Cutters: $106 to $113; Utility: $116 to $121; sows: $20 to $23; …

Honeybee colony losses drive up crop pollination prices

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Managed honeybee colonies suffered annual losses of 42 percent, with summer declines outstripping winter losses for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The declines are less steep than those seen when colony collapse disorder first was recognized in 2006, but remain troublesome, driving up …

Eurozone growth outstrips US despite Greek recession

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LONDON — The eurozone economy is growing faster than the U.S. and at its highest tick in nearly two years despite a disappointing slowdown in Germany and recession’s return in Greece. The economy of the 19 countries that …

Stocks fall amid bond volatility

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A spike in long-term interest rates rattled investors Tuesday, nudging major U.S. stock indexes lower for the second day in a row. The market nearly clawed back all the way from an early slump that dragged the Dow …

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, too. As its phone business slows down, the nation’s largest wireless carrier is making a $4.4 billion bet that it …

Verizon Wireless, Sprint to pay for bogus charges

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers’ monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit, federal regulators announced Tuesday. The two mobile providers had partnered with third-party …

Brockton residents approve $650M casino

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BROCKTON — A proposed $650 million resort casino for the Brockton Fairgrounds cleared a crucial step Tuesday as city residents approved the proposal in a special election. The Enterprise newspaper reported that the binding referendum passed by 143 votes, 7,163 to 7,020. About 32 percent of the city’s …

Stocks slip on falling oil prices

Monday, May 11, 2015

The U.S. stock market took a small step back on Monday, giving up some of its big gains from last week. Crude oil prices fell, pulling down energy stocks. Exxon Mobil lost 1.7 percent, the most in the …