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CAROL LOLLIS
A pats sign made by the crew at CRD Metal works in Williamsburg.

Giant illuminated Patriots logo on display at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg

Saturday, January 31, 2015

What kind of Patriots fan are you? It may be hard to match what this week’s team-building exercise at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg came up with. Their creation will be lit up all weekend as a kind of beacon of good luck for New England’s football team as it faces the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in the Super Bowl. Visitors to …

Commerce Dept. says US consumer spending aiding economy

Saturday, January 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy decelerated in the final three months of 2014 but still grew at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday in a report that had encouraging signs about consumers and prospects for this year. While respectable, the fourth-quarter growth came on the heels of a prior quarter that saw growth revised up to a scorching …

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 …

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  • MATT BURKHARTT
Kiera Seaver, 12 of Hopedale receives help working on her electric light-up bracelet from Tiffany Hua, a mechanical engineering student at UMass while Maya Nolling, 12 of Hopedale puts on her finished necklace Saturday January 31 at Marcus Hall

    MATT BURKHARTT Kiera Seaver, 12 of Hopedale receives help working on her electric light-up bracelet from Tiffany Hua, a mechanical engineering student at UMass while Maya Nolling, 12 of Hopedale puts on her finished necklace Saturday January 31 at Marcus Hall Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

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 …

Stocks turn higher after choppy day’s trading

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEW YORK — A late rise in technology stocks helped the U.S. stock market stagger to a tiny gain following a choppy day of trading Tuesday. A combination of tepid earnings results, falling oil prices and downbeat news …

Vt. eyed as East Coast hub of pot tourism

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Forget ski resorts and prize-winning maple syrup. The big tourism draw for tiny Vermont could soon be marijuana. Led by Gov. Peter Shumlin, state lawmakers are exploring legalizing a drug that has been as much a part of local culture as tie-dyes, psychedelic music and hippie …

Oil price drop means change across board

Monday, January 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, …

NH delegation requests openness in pipeline plan

Sunday, January 18, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is calling for an open and transparent process before a final decision is made about a proposed natural gas pipeline route in the state. Texas-based Kinder Morgan wants to construct about 70 miles of pipeline through southern New Hampshire. About …

Veteran chefs design very different menus at two new restaurants in Amherst

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — In Amherst center, the chef at a new restaurant focused on northern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is encouraging patrons to pair their food with a glass of wine. In North Amherst, the chef at a new …

Lawrence George of Florence plans Brick & Feather Brewery in Turners Falls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — An industrial building near the edge of downtown could soon be turning out beer, adding a sixth brewery to Franklin County and a second to the town of Montague. Lawrence George, 38, of Florence, has …

Area business briefs

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Herrell’s to host benefit for Whole Children NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s will sponsor a National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day to benefit Whole Children from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7. The menu will consist of waffles and …

Rising oil lifts energy, market

Friday, January 16, 2015

NEW YORK — Energy companies are fueling a rally that snapped a five-day losing streak for the stock market. The surge in energy shares Friday followed a sharp rise in oil prices. The International Energy Agency predicted drillers …