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Dr. Edward Goodman,  epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, speaks about the nature and treatment of the Ebola virus during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  Health officials assured that the recent Ebola case in Dallas is being contained. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to …

Area briefs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hadley FALL FESTIVAL: Whole Children, an after-school center in Hadley for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a fall festival open to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival and open house will include tours of the center, demonstration classes, games, food, and music. Whole Children’s Joyful Chorus will sing, …

A Look Back

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ On Nov. 6, the Telephone Co. will commence delivery of its 1964 Northampton District directory, and with it JUstice, the telephone exchange designation, that is, will pass into oblivion, along with ALpine, AXminster, CHestnut, COlony. The letters, which formerly preceded the telephone numbers, will be replaced by numerals as part of a nationwide change to all number calling. ■ …

First Ebola case in US confirmed

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DALLAS — A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The patient was in isolation at Texas …

A Look Back

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ Television star Peanuts the Chimp will be featured on Sunday’s free entertainment program at Mountain Park, Holyoke. Peanuts will present two free shows at 2 and 4 p.m. ■ The new John F. Kennedy Florence Junior High School will have its official dedication ceremonies …

Study: Hour of physical activity a day helps kids think better

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Here’s another reason to get your kids off the couch and make them run around instead: It will help them think better. In a paper published in Pediatrics, researchers report that kids 7 to 9 years old who attended a daily, after-school fitness program showed an increased ability …

Bulking up all those salads with Brussels sprouts

Eating a salad a day is one of my strategies for making sure I get at least one serious daily dose of raw veggies. And if you love salads as much as I do, listen up, because I’m …

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark 1964 free speech protests

BERKELEY, Calif. — Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in a student protest over free speech restrictions on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours. Subsequent protests …

Canning, freezing, drying and other ways to stock the larder

“I like bringing a little summer into winter,” says Kristen Wilmer of Florence. Wilmer works for Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and is a strong supporter of making the best of the bounty we have in the …

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital …