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Market Basket announces that Arthur T. Demoulas will return with majority control of supermarket chain

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TEWKSBURY (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business. In a statement issued late Wednesday, Market Basket said popular CEO Arthur T. Demoulas would be returning and taking over day-to-day operations. He was ousted in June by a board of directors controlled by … 0

Police, traffic adjustments in Amherst as UMass freshman class arrives Friday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — The town’s population will swell Friday as the 4,650 members of the freshmen class at the University of Massachusetts arrive for orientation. While entering students spend their Labor Day weekend learning the ins and outs of living at UMass — including taking a pledge to affirm the campus’s community values — the town’s public safety officers continue to learn from past … 0

Jon Stewart takes home biggest paycheck in late night television

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

While a new crop of TV talk show hosts are jockeying for ratings success, Jon Stewart is the king of the late night, at least in terms of his paycheck. The host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is earning $25 to $30 million a year, surpassing the retiring David Letterman, who will make $20 million in his final year as host of … 0

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Fran Volkmann: Berwick would help state shape ‘Medicare for All’

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Fran Volkmann: Berwick would help state shape ‘Medicare for All’
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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 »

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A group of people hold pictures of Michael Brown Monday on the steps of Northampton City Hall. Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot by police on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb. His funeral was held Monday. The gathering was organized by the American Friends Service Committee, Northampton Quakers and Amy Bookbinder, of Northampton. Bookbinder is shown, front row, left.

    JERREY ROBERTS A group of people hold pictures of Michael Brown Monday on the steps of Northampton City Hall. Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot by police on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb. His funeral was held Monday. The gathering was organized by the American Friends Service Committee, Northampton Quakers and Amy Bookbinder, of Northampton. Bookbinder is shown, front row, left. Purchase photo reprints »

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Emma Donnelly, of Leverett, harvests anise hyssop Monday at an herb garden she tends on River Road in Whately. California poppies grow behind her. She works for Blue Dragon Apothecary in Greenfield and uses the herbs to make tinctures, teas, salves, aroma sprays and other sundries. The spot is also a learning garden for interns employed by Blue Dragon. Donnelly has her own business, Harmonics Gardens, that she co-owns with Gerald Clark. They install and design medicinal, edible gardens, stone paths, walkways and other landscaping.

    JERREY ROBERTS Emma Donnelly, of Leverett, harvests anise hyssop Monday at an herb garden she tends on River Road in Whately. California poppies grow behind her. She works for Blue Dragon Apothecary in Greenfield and uses the herbs to make tinctures, teas, salves, aroma sprays and other sundries. The spot is also a learning garden for interns employed by Blue Dragon. Donnelly has her own business, Harmonics Gardens, that she co-owns with Gerald Clark. They install and design medicinal, edible gardens, stone paths, walkways and other landscaping. Purchase photo reprints »

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

Response to survey shows overwhelmingly favorable response to possible bike-sharing program in Valley

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission received an overwhelmingly favorable response to its survey earlier this summer about the possibility of a bike-share program. During June and early July, the commission had a survey available on its website to … 0

Beef from 2 Whole Foods stores recalled

Friday, August 15, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts Whole Foods Market stores are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that the beef was sold in June at the Weymouth and Walnut … 0

J.C. Penney’s next hurdles big ones too

Friday, August 15, 2014

Analysts are weighing in on J.C. Penney’s improved second quarter results, and while liquidity concerns through 2015 have subsided and the company has achieved stability, concerns have shifted to the next phase for Penney. Standard & Poor’s analyst Tobias Crabtree said this morning that performance trends are positive, … 0

Deere to lay off 600 at four factories

Friday, August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products. The plants are in Moline and East Moline; Ankeny, Iowa; and Coffeyville, Kansas, said … 0