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JERREY ROBERTS
Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street.

Hotel Northampton workers seek to unionize, dozens demonstrate support at rally Tuesday night

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — More than two-thirds of the workers at Hotel Northampton want to unionize — and on Tuesday night they marched through downtown to deliver that message to hotel management. The hotel workers, including servers, cooks, housekeepers and maintenance staff, have been organizing over the last year with the help of the New England Joint Board, Unite Here. On Tuesday, …

Stocks plunge on bleak report out of China

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. and international markets. U.S. stocks just …

Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for $10 bill

Monday, August 31, 2015

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions and answered questions …

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
A truck bed filled with shingles and furring strips in the driveway of Ron and Alice Thibault's Easthampton home on Monday was testament to a volunteer job by Easthampton police officers to get the house ready for some new siding. The officers' effort was one way of thanking her for her many kindnesses over the last ten years, including bringing them water and baked goods on their daily shifts.

    KEVIN GUTTING A truck bed filled with shingles and furring strips in the driveway of Ron and Alice Thibault's Easthampton home on Monday was testament to a volunteer job by Easthampton police officers to get the house ready for some new siding. The officers' effort was one way of thanking her for her many kindnesses over the last ten years, including bringing them water and baked goods on their daily shifts. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
Nicole Hamer, of Northampton, tosses her daughter Tali Cohen-Hamer, 6, in the swim area Tuesday at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen.

    DAN LITTLE Nicole Hamer, of Northampton, tosses her daughter Tali Cohen-Hamer, 6, in the swim area Tuesday at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Adam Liccardi, right, talks to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, Tuesday at the Hampshire County Courthouse. Deliberations will continue Wednesday. Liccardi is accused of taking part in the alleged gang-rape of a UMass student.

    JERREY ROBERTS Adam Liccardi, right, talks to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, Tuesday at the Hampshire County Courthouse. Deliberations will continue Wednesday. Liccardi is accused of taking part in the alleged gang-rape of a UMass student. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street.

    JERREY ROBERTS Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services.    Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year.

    JERREY ROBERTS Joyce Sabin-Rescia, front left, of Northampton, hugs Susan Leggett, of Simsbury, Ct., during a vigil, held Monday at The First Churches in Northampton, to remember people who died of an overdose. Both spoke during the vigil. Sabin-Rescia lost her son, Matthew Michael Giovanni Rescia, in Nov. 2000; Leggett lost her son, Ash Garrettson, in Dec. 2014. The event was coordinated by Liz Whynott, who is the needle exchange director for Tapestry Health, and Brendan Plante, who is an outreach clinician for Eliot Community Human Services. Sabin-Rescia is the founder of Never Another Death. The vigil was held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, a global initiative held on Aug. 31 each year. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

Northern Pass 2: More buried lines, fewer poles, less power

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PITTSFIELD, N.H. — A revised proposal to carry hydropower from Canada through New Hampshire calls for more buried transmission lines, fewer power poles and less juice flowing to consumers. Bill Quinlan, president of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire, said Tuesday that the 192-mile Northern Pass would be buried …

Arctic drilling OK comes just before Obama’s visit

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say. …

Stocks fizzle as China slumps, Wal-Mart falls

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market shuffled to a slight loss in a lazy day of summer trading Tuesday. Wal-Mart’s shares slid after the retailer cut its profit forecast for the year, while renewed concerns over the …

Obama proposes methane cuts from oil, gas operators

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed rules to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production, the second major climate initiative by President Barack Obama this month. The proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency target for the first time oil wells, compressors and other equipment as part …

FDA approves female sex pill, but with stringent safety warnings

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs …

Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton to expand space and sweet offerings in Thornes Marketplace

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s Ice Cream is planning to expand its Thornes Marketplace location in order to offer more treats to more people — with additional space to move around. “We’re renovating because we’re tripping over each other,” Herrell’s …

Stocks climb on better home-building outlook

Monday, August 17, 2015

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market climbed on Monday as China’s currency steadied and optimism among homebuilders rose. Investors pushed the market lower at the open, then began buying after an index of homebuilders showed optimism at …

Feds give Shell OK to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

Monday, August 17, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. …

Florence Pie Bar will offer comfort food and a comfortable atmosphere

Sunday, August 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A longtime music teacher is pursuing her goal of creating a “real pie shop” where people can sit and converse with friends — and eat pie — with the help of a recent college graduate and …

Area business news

Sunday, August 16, 2015

UMassFive names Moore new manager HADLEY — UMassFive has named Cait Moore the new manager of member outreach. Moore will be responsible for member development and maintaining positive relationships with the credit union’s sponsor groups, who make up …