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Planning Board approves Atkins Farms satellite store expected to open next summer in North Amherst

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — A satellite Atkins Farms Country Market remains on track to open in North Amherst next summer. The Planning Board Wednesday approved site plans for the project at 113 Cowls Road, within what is being called the Mill District development, as well as granting a special permit that will allow deliveries to be made to the Atkins store through an existing driveway at 134 Montague Road. Atkins owner Pauline …

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 …

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 …

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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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

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 …

Appeals court deals blow to feds in insider cases

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the government’s success in insider trading prosecutions Wednesday by reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third — and attempts to further define how far prosecutors can push the law in their quest to …

Holly Shed run by Englehardt family in Hatfield a popular seasonal destination

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HATFIELD — The Englehardt family at 129 West St. gets a lot more visitors at this time of year. For some 40 years they have run the seasonal Holly Shed at their property, selling wreaths, evergreen roping, decorative …

Korean flight delayed in ‘nut rage’ incident

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — Forget dust-ups over reclining seats in economy class. There’s a new and exclusive twist on inflight anger: Nut rage in first class. A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman’s daughter, who …

US stocks mostly spared effects of global sell-off

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday, avoiding the sharp declines in Europe and Asia thanks to a rally in beaten-down energy companies. After an early sell-off, the Dow Jones industrial average steadied and …

National Grid eyes 300-mile power cable

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine — Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New …

Plainville casino to pilot bet-limiting system

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Penn National Gaming will test a new system to help gamblers set limits on their betting at the slot parlor it is building in Plainville. The voluntary “play management” system would allow gamblers to set a dollar amount they intend to spend during a single …

Editor steps down to spare newspaper layoffs

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW BEDFORD (AP) — The award-winning editor of The Standard-Times of New Bedford says he’s stepping down early next year to spare the newspaper additional layoffs. Bob Unger says he decided to resign as editor and associate publisher on Jan. 6, primarily because the newspaper recently acquired by …

Ivory prices soar in China

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Street prices for illegal ivory are soaring in China, where newly wealthy middle and upper class citizens are buying carved ivory and whole tusks as a status symbol of their riches, a report released Tuesday found. The group Save The Elephants said in its …

Interim manager: Detroit’s financial emergency over

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DETROIT — Kevyn Orr has agreed to step down as Detroit’s emergency manager, saying in a letter released Tuesday that the city will no longer be in a financial emergency once it exits bankruptcy. Orr also told Gov. …