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B2B ID: Bryan Daley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAME: Bryan Daley JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Owner, Easthampton Music Conservatory, 12 Greenwood Court, Easthampton WEBSITE: http://www.westernmamusic.com/ AGE: Over 35 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2009 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: My wife, Taryn, and I are full time, and there are various part-time music instructors as well. WHAT YOU DO: Aside from teaching drums, piano, voice, guitar and other stringed instruments, we give our students a fun learning experience. EXPERIENCE: More than 35 years. I took drum lessons from a young age, studied with numerous teachers and continued into my late 20s. Knowing various styles and honing my craft was very … 0

Making News: Area business briefs

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Names added to Eva Trager memorial Northampton — The names of six local people who helped make Northampton a vital city will be unveiled on the Eva Trager memorial statue on Main Street next week. They are: Al August & Family, Ann August Shops; Christina Cavallari, Serio’s Market; Bill Nagle, Bill Nagle’s Honor … 0

Average full-time workweek is 47 hours

Friday, August 29, 2014

Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday. Just 42 percent of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workdays, Gallup said of findings it released ahead of the Labor Day weekend. Nearly the … 0

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UMass notebook: Record number of fans give Minutemen a boost

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James Ainsworth allegedly high on heroin when his SUV crashed, killing two in Easthampton

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In Close Proximity: In praise of a brilliant machine, the bicycle
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Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton.

    JERREY ROBERTS Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in  Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps.

    CAROL LOLLIS Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps. Purchase photo reprints »

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Matt Jackewich, of Easthampton, who works in maintenance at Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton, waters flowers near the main gate Wednesday.

    JERREY ROBERTS Matt Jackewich, of Easthampton, who works in maintenance at Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton, waters flowers near the main gate Wednesday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Alicia Lopez, front, and other members of Grupo Folklorico Tradiciones dance Wednesday during the annual back-to-school party on the Amherst Common. The event is sponsored by the School Committee. She is an ELL teacher at Amherst Regional Middle School.

    JERREY ROBERTS Alicia Lopez, front, and other members of Grupo Folklorico Tradiciones dance Wednesday during the annual back-to-school party on the Amherst Common. The event is sponsored by the School Committee. She is an ELL teacher at Amherst Regional Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers take advantage of Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — Barrington Lewis has traveled from Jamaica to Deerfield for seven years to work and gather vegetables on Atlas Farm during harvest season. During the few months he works on Gideon Porth’s organic farm, Lewis, 50, visits … 0

Honda’s safe strategy paying off in record sales

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Honda is on track to hit record sales this year and makes no apologies for the conservative, retail sales-focused strategy that has kept mainstream vehicles like the Accord and CR-V popular. John Mendel, head of the American Honda Auto Division, said today he will protect Honda customers and … 0

Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The heated tempers of the nation’s border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock … 0

Housing starts soar in July; construction boosts Home Depot profit

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BC-REAL-HOUSINGSTARTS:LA - business (300 words),0350 Housing starts soar in July; construction boosts Home Depot profit By Andrew Khouri Los Angeles Times (MCT) New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a … 0

Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BC-ECONOMY-CONSUMERPRICES:LA - business (300 words),0364 Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times (MCT) Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. … 0

McDonald’s to sell packaged McCafe coffee in grocery stores

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Housing starts soar in July New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected a rate of … 0

Target extends hours for night owls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BC-TARGETHOURS:MS - business (500 words),0544 Target extends hours for night owls By Kavita Kumar Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Night owls now have another shopping option if they run out of diapers or work a second shift. This month, Target Corp. began inching back its closing time by an … 0

Friendly’s restaurant closes on King Street in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — What was for many people a nostalgic downtown fixture has closed its doors. The Friendly’s restaurant at 63 King St. closed Monday, according to a statement by the chain’s corporate headquarters in Wilbraham. GLG Corporation owned … 1

Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on … 0