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Bill Chamberlain recently opened Wild Mutation Records in Florence specializing in collectible records, CDs, cassettes and books.

Coming around again; Once considered ‘dead’, vinyl LPs making a comeback

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — If Bill Chamberlain had told you five years ago he was going to open a music store specializing in vinyl LPs, you might have told him he was nuts. Now, you might want to ask him if you can invest. Chamberlain, owner of Wild Mutations in Florence, which opened earlier this year, is the latest entrepreneur to re-embrace the once-dominant music format in the digital age. LPs were considered all but dead following the advent of compact discs and digital music beginning in the early to mid-1980s. Since 1993, however, LPs have been making a steady comeback in sales from fewer than 500,000 … 0

Stocks climb as solid earnings reports roll in

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. “The news today is pretty good,” said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. … 0

GateHouse to buy Providence Journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of GateHouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash. New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. said it expects to complete the deal for the newspaper in the third quarter. “The Providence Journal is one of the … 0

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After loss of dog to coyote, Hadley couple spreads word on dangers

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Cambodian lawmaker released following arrest, protests

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Cambodian lawmaker released following arrest, protests
  • 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 »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Dennis Sullivan, left, and his brother Neil Sullivan, right, have a chat as Neil Sullivan grills during the Blackberry Lane block party in Northampton Saturday, July 12, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Dennis Sullivan, left, and his brother Neil Sullivan, right, have a chat as Neil Sullivan grills during the Blackberry Lane block party in Northampton Saturday, July 12, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Demolition of the Honda dealer ship on King Street.

    CAROL LOLLIS Demolition of the Honda dealer ship on King Street. Purchase photo reprints »

Regional auction in Whately lists livestock prices

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., $10 to $23; 61-75 lbs., $30 to $65; 76-95 lbs., $34 to $78; 96-105 lbs., $74 to $76; 106 lbs. & up, $75; farm calves, $100 to $325; start calves, none; feeders, none; veal, $120; … 0

Minneapolis ballpark now lets fans buy beer by ounce

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — In a first for Major League Baseball stadiums, Target Field has rolled out self-serve beer machines that let fans decide exactly how big — or small — a brew they want. The first station, with two dispensing machines on the third-base side along the main concourse, … 0

US, China agree to improve economic ties

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BEIJING — The United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn’t let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a relationship critical to global peace and prosperity. Opening … 0

State seeks added marijuana dispensaries

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BOSTON — Four companies will have another shot to operate one of Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state announced on Wednesday. The Department of Public Health outlined its plan for accepting proposals for medical marijuana dispensaries in seven counties that currently do not have a project in … 0

Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW YORK — Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines. The market opened higher and remained modestly higher throughout the day. Stocks climbed further after … 0

Stocks slump, Internet companies bear brunt

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NEW YORK — Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. The selling Tuesday follows record closes … 0

U.S. has 1 bank in world’s top 10

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A list of the world’s 100 largest banks is out, and the United States has only one in the top 10. Topping the list is Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., with $3.174 trillion in assets, according to numbers released Tuesday by SNL Financial. It’s followed by … 0

Hundreds line up for legal marijuana in Wash.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SEATTLE — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle’s top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed. Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state’s first … 0

Longtime funeral director William W. Ryder permanently surrenders licenses to the state

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Longtime funeral home director William W. Ryder surrendered his funeral director’s and embalmer’s licenses to state regulators on Monday, averting an adjudicatory hearing that was scheduled for July 17, according to the state Division of … 1

Vt. extends electric car corridor

Monday, July 7, 2014

MIDDLESEX, Vt. — Driving an electric vehicle between Montreal and Boston got a little easier Monday when Vermont officials inaugurated a new charging station about half way between the Canadian and New Hampshire borders. The new station outside … 0