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JERREY ROBERTS
Ben Glushien, who is the owner of Port MA, at 202 Main St., Northampton, begins a window design at the new shop.

New Northampton shop culmination of years of work, dreams for owner

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Springfield native Benjamin Glushein, 36, achieved a long-held dream to own his own boutique when he opened Port MA at 202 Main St. July 13. He took a circuitous route to get here, but that makes reaching his goal all the sweeter. “Like an art process you plan for some things, as one thing happens it leads to … 0

Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The fortune-tellers hawk their services along the boardwalk, offering to read palms, study tarot cards and gaze into crystal balls for $5. But for free, you can get most anyone along the seaside stretch to peer into the future, and it doesn’t look pretty. Since January, four of the city’s 11 casinos have closed, announced plans to close or … 0

Conn. seeks better freight rail line

Sunday, July 27, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into Canada, a 390-mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st-century rail line in Connecticut. Elected officials in Connecticut, backed by regional business owners and Genesee & Wyoming Inc., owner of New England … 0

The Gazette writes: "William Lovett, 80, of Amherst, describes the situation when he was stabbed Tuesday afternoon by a stranger in front of...(full comment)

Man held without bail after allegedly threatening an elderly man twice with a knife in Amherst

Perhaps you missed your calling:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnhfvGdmmw I am sure that God is shaking his head in great sadness of the people who have turned...(full comment)

Immigrant children deserve safe harbor

"This type of business" meaning a queer friendly restaurant? Are you kidding? Where have you been for the last 20 years? Why...(full comment)

Easthampton’s Popcorn Noir becomes The Platinum Pony with new mission but same spunky attitude
  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Tyler Denison, 6, of South Hadley, left, and Nicolas Tobin, 8, right, play a water game during the South Hadley Falls Fest at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Tyler Denison, 6, of South Hadley, left, and Nicolas Tobin, 8, right, play a water game during the South Hadley Falls Fest at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley Saturday, July 26, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said.

    JERREY ROBERTS Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18. Purchase photo reprints »

  • UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning. photo by J. Anthony Roberts Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Runners wind down from their Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club 5K run Tuesday at Northampton Community Gardens.

    JERREY ROBERTS Runners wind down from their Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club 5K run Tuesday at Northampton Community Gardens. Purchase photo reprints »

Boston refuses to take part in arbitration with Wynn

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BOSTON — State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s refusal to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a financial compensation deal. The Las Vegas-based casino giant proposes a $1.6 billion resort in neighboring Everett as it competes with Mohegan Sun for … 0

Conn. casinos see revenues drop

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s two American Indian casinos on Tuesday again reported monthly drops in slot machine betting and revenue. Mohegan Sun said total slot machine bets in June totaled $574.9 million, down 10 percent from June 2013. Foxwoods Resort Casino reported total wagering of $479.1 million in … 0

Amherst historic board, ZBA to take up Mill District requests

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AMHERST — As extensive remodeling of one historic North Amherst barn is needed to house a satellite store for Atkins Farms Country Market, a second historic barn that has dominated the landscape for centuries could be demolished. The Historical Commission Tuesday will review plans submitted by W.D. Cowls … 0

Citigroup to pay $7B over toxic mortgages

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to … 0

Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stocks shook off last week’s doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup. Investors cheered AECOM Technology’s $4 billion acquisition of engineering and construction services company URS … 0

Trump casino closing in NJ

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Employees of the Trump Plaza casino were told Monday that the casino would close in mid-September, making it the fourth casino to close or threaten to close in Atlantic City by fall. About 1,600 Trump Plaza workers will lose their jobs. Trump Plaza, which … 1

Dairy Farmers of America to pay $50M to NE farmers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers to settle antitrust allegations from a 2009 class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit charged the cooperative, its marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, and Dallas-based Dean Foods … 0

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, July 13, 2014

For the week ending July 4, 2014 Amherst Carl A. Ditkoff, Jennifer Ditkoff, to Lisa A. Solowiej, Paul M Collins, Jr., 14 Overlook Drive, Amherst, $373,000. Thomas R. Knight, Jr., Thomas R. Knight, to Ayumi Parsons, Reid A. Parsons, Jenks St Extension, 34 Jenks St., Amherst, $272,000. Beverly … 0

State will end prohibition on wine shipments to consumers Jan. 1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BOSTON — Whether it’s pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries … 0

B2B ID: Jimmy Tarr, Owner/chef, The Bistro Bus, Northampton

Saturday, July 12, 2014

NAME: Jimmy Tarr TITLE: Owner/chef, The Bistro Bus, based in Hatfield, serving the Northampton area WEBSITE: www.bistrobus413.com WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2013 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: Two WHAT YOU DO: We feed the Valley delicious cuisine in … 0