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Montreal-based online farm-to-fork marketplace eyes Pioneer Valley

Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting food from local farms onto more local menus is an idea that’s been on everyone’s plate for a while. Farms and restaurants need a matchmaker, and beyond that, someone who will play the time-consuming role of coordinator, and then deliver the goods. Enter Provender, a Montreal-based online farm-to-fork marketplace that also launched in Toronto earlier this month and is … 0

Helicopter flies low over Echo Hill area in Amherst to shoot bank commercial

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — A helicopter traveling low over the Echo Hill area of Amherst Thursday afternoon had people on board filming a commercial for a local bank, said Police Chief Scott Livingstone. The chopper, Livingstone said, was flying above parts of Amherst to shoot footage for a PeoplesBank commercial. He said he was contacted by the film director. The local branches, including the one … 0

Consumer frustration mounts with fancy car technology systems said failing consumers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here’s why consumers say they don’t like the fancy tech systems in their cars: They don’t work very well. Auto manufacturers face deepening challenges with technology as customer frustration with their multimedia systems builds, according to a study from market research firm J.D. Power and Associates. Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to the J.D. … 0

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Double fatality victims identified as Edward D. and Brittany D. McGrath; possible crash cause cited in court records

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Double fatality victims identified as Edward D. and Brittany D. McGrath; possible crash cause cited in court records
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Easthampton Police Capt. Robert Alberti, center left, Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor, center right, and others work the scene of a double-fatal accident Thursday involving a motorcycle and a SUV on Route 5 near the Holyoke city line.

    JERREY ROBERTS Easthampton Police Capt. Robert Alberti, center left, Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor, center right, and others work the scene of a double-fatal accident Thursday involving a motorcycle and a SUV on Route 5 near the Holyoke city line. 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 »

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Jodie Castanza, of Northampton, watches as her son, Logan, 18 months, points at the stage during Transperformance XXIV Tuesday at Pines Theater.

    JERREY ROBERTS Jodie Castanza, of Northampton, watches as her son, Logan, 18 months, points at the stage during Transperformance XXIV Tuesday at Pines Theater. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher. Purchase photo reprints »

Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Steven Bradley aims to make it national destination for doctors seeking rural community

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over the next five years, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s new president plans to invest in the hospital and usher in a new chapter in its 100-year history. Steven Bradley said the goal is to become one … 0

Making a living wage? Agricultural Justice Project reaches out to area farmers over issues of fairness

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When buying tomatoes or lettuce, there’s so much to consider: freshness, price, taste, farming practices — and fairness. With a resurgence of interest in Pioneer Valley agriculture, some advocates have begun to look for ways to make sure … 0

Both sides of casino debate in state trumpet their campaign operations

Monday, August 18, 2014

BOSTON — Groups on both sides of the casino debate are touting the start of their campaign operations this week, as voters are set to decide in November whether to repeal the state’s casino law. A pro-casino group … 0

Starbucks will test mobile stores on college campuses

Monday, August 18, 2014

Starbucks is kicking the tires of the food truck business, with plans for mobile Starbucks stores to hit three college campuses this fall. The trucks, run by longtime Starbucks partner and food services giant Aramark, will circulate around Arizona State University in the Phoenix area, the James Madison … 0

US stocks gain on corporate deal news

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW YORK — Corporate deal news gave the US stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the … 0

B2B ID: Nanci Newton, owner of The Healing ZONE Massage in Hadley

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NAME: Nanci Newton, LMT TITLE: Owner of The Healing ZONE Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, 241 Russell St., Hadley WEBSITE: TheHealingZoneMassage.com AGE: 51 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: Co-founded The Healing ZONE in 2000 and continued on my own beginning … 0

Making News: Hires, renovations, honors for local businesses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Burke Chevrolet adds to sales staff Northampton — Ryan Brewer of Granby has joined Burke Chevrolet as a sales associate. Brewer is a native of Chicopee and has worked in automotive sales for more than 20 years. Burke … 0

Florence Subway franchise owner Matthew Baca to open new restaurant in downtown Northampton

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A new Subway restaurant is planned for the 193 Main St. storefront downtown formerly occupied by Main Street Cleaners. Matthew Baca, who already owns the Subway at 91 Main St. in Florence, tentatively plans to open … 3

Premier FBI cybersquad office with global reach will add agents

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The FBI’s premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide. Because of … 0

Actor Steve McQueen’s former Ferrari sells for $10M at Calif. auto show

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to the highest bidder Saturday night at an RM Auctions event. The rare, restored GTB/4, known in the … 0