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AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Monday, August 31, 2015

For Week Ending August 21, 2015 Amherst Ann E. W. Woodbridge, Edward C. Woodbridge, to Daniel L. Wright, Kie J. Kuwabara, 15 Alyssum Drive, Amherst, $485,000. Deborah E. Kruger to Sarah J. Morton, Sarah Morton, 5 Eames Place, Amherst, $425,000. AMHAD Development Corp to Laurence B. Michie, Virginia R. Michie, 27 Greenleaves Drive, Amherst, $285,000. AMHAD Development Corp to O’Brien Investment Trust, Sharon H. O’Brien, Tr., 25 Greenleaves Drive, Amherst, …

New Atkins store opens in North Amherst Mill District

Monday, August 31, 2015

AMHERST — Bins filled with corn, lettuce and tomatoes — as well as tables displaying locally grown fruits and vegetables, including apples and peaches — will greet customers entering the new Atkins Farms Country Market satellite store in North Amherst. “The mainstay at Atkins has been the produce,” said store manager Matt O’Brien. …

Business briefs: Amherst Copy acquires Ferguson Signs, and more

Monday, August 31, 2015

Amherst Copy acquires Ferguson Signs AMHERST — Amherst Copy and Designworks has acquired Ferguson Signs of Hadley effective Aug. 10. Ferguson Signs will now be known as Ferguson Signworks, a division of Amherst Copy & Designworks. AC&DW can now offer all manner of banners and signs — from business, yard, parking and directional …

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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 »

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Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right.

    KEVIN GUTTING Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right. Purchase photo reprints »

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Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies,  Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence.

    DAN LITTLE Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies, Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

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Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday.

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In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

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Joslyn Thomas at her home in Holyoke.

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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 …

At expanded West Hatfield facility, Alternative Recycling Systems recycles and composts — and they’ll take your trash too

Sunday, August 16, 2015

HATFIELD — When it started in 1996, Alternative Recycling Systems’ operation consisted of a 40-year-old truck that picked up the recyclables from a dozen businesses once a week. After the weekly run, owner Patrick Kennedy would park the …

Construction jobs among occupations projected to grow the most and fastest in next decade

Sunday, August 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Brian Martin, 33, almost gave up on being a bricklayer during the recession. He loved the work but couldn’t get any, so he joined the vast army of construction workers rendered jobless by the worst economic …

National Labor Relations Board forces employers to revise empkloee handbopopks for digital age

Sunday, August 16, 2015

CHICAGO — Audelia Santiago’s photos of co-workers on her Facebook page prompted some snarky comments. No big deal, right? A suburban Chicago hotel and convention center where she worked as a banquet server, thought otherwise. Last year the Tinley Park Hotel and Convention Center sacked her for violating …

Cummington Fair executive committee pulls invitation to CRD Metalworks owner

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CUMMINGTON — The Williamsburg manufacturing business criticized earlier this summer for displaying a metal Confederate battle flag at its Hyde Hill Road shop and flying another flag outside the owner’s neighboring home has been asked not to participate …

Officials laud local increase in Amtrak Vermonter ridership, paving the way for future rail projects

Friday, August 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Local ridership of the Amtrak Vermonter has increased by more than half since it was rerouted to Northampton and Greenfield in January, which officials say helps make the case for increased state and federal investment in …