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Bicyclists cross the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday. Enthusiasts want to increase promotion of the Valley as a destination for cyclists.

Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the back roads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, …

Gazette offices closed Friday

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The offices of the Daily Hampshire Gazette will be closed on Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Customers experiencing any delivery issues may contact the customer service department at 413-586-1925 between 7 and 10 a.m. The Gazette will be published on Saturday, when customer service again will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. …

Economists say harsh winter did not hurt Massachusetts economy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON — The brutal winter had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor” effect on the state’s overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990s. But the editorial board of MassBenchmarks, a journal of the state’s economy, also waved some warning flags about uneven growth and pockets of stubbornly high …

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  • DAN LITTLE
South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

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John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Bledsoe, who is the deacon of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in South Hadley, prepares for Holy Communion with Father Thomas Shea, Sunday. Both are retiring. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton  Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet.

    KEVIN GUTTING Community members gathered at Eastworks in Easthampton Friday for "Circle for Deb", a celebration of the life of Debra Tautznik who died June 13. These flowers were prepared by Corina Miller, owner of The Botaniste flower shop. She picked some from Tautznik's garden, and also asked for donations from the community to create an all-local bouquet. Purchase photo reprints »

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A shaft of sunlight illuminates a small amount of cellulose dust leaking from the foot-thick walls that Hanna Daboul, right, of Longmeadow was filling with blown-in insulation during a "Super Insulation - Installation Day" at the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity house on East Street in Easthampton on Friday. Women Build, a branch of PV Habitat, is undertaking the construction of the "green" two-family house and was recruiting about 50 women volunteers to help with this day's task.

    KEVIN GUTTING A shaft of sunlight illuminates a small amount of cellulose dust leaking from the foot-thick walls that Hanna Daboul, right, of Longmeadow was filling with blown-in insulation during a "Super Insulation - Installation Day" at the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity house on East Street in Easthampton on Friday. Women Build, a branch of PV Habitat, is undertaking the construction of the "green" two-family house and was recruiting about 50 women volunteers to help with this day's task. Purchase photo reprints »

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Tyson Serpone, 16 months, leads the Peoples Institute annual fourth of July parade through downtown Northampton Thursday morning.

    PHOEBE JONES Tyson Serpone, 16 months, leads the Peoples Institute annual fourth of July parade through downtown Northampton Thursday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: $20 to $100; Growers: $100 to $570; Started: $100 to $125; Veal: $127.50 to $140; Feeders: $102 to $126; Heifers: $85 to $110; Steers: $90; Bulls: $100; Canners: $45 to $102; Cutters: $104 to $113; Utility: $115 to $118; …

European deal creates new US grocery giant

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and …

Exxon Mobil idles 3 platforms after spill cripples pipeline

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn’t deliver oil to …

Stocks make slight gains

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks edged higher Tuesday as investors waited for a deal between Greece and its creditors. Greece faces defaulting on its debt without new loans, but appeared to be moving closer to an agreement to secure …

Senate moves trade bill toward enactment

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain. A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama’s hopes for a …

US may rap China on hacking, but seeks broader cooperation

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — The United States voiced deep concern Tuesday over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp disagreements with China on pressing security issues cloud the outlook for …

Stocks climb on Greek optimism, news of deals

Monday, June 22, 2015

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks advanced Monday as investors grew more optimistic that there would be a breakthrough in talks between Greece and its lenders. Stocks also got a boost from deal news in the health care and …

Conn. governor signs casino bill

Monday, June 22, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a bill into law that creates a multi-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino along the Massachusetts border. Malloy’s office announced Monday he signed a bill allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to issue a …

Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

Friday, June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — Repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report …

US stock rally peters out, but market still ends week higher

Friday, June 19, 2015

A rally that pushed a key index to a record high petered out on Friday. Despite the losses, the market still ended with its best week in nearly two months after getting a boost from the Federal Reserve …