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A Look Back

Friday, December 19, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ The Northampton Junior Chamber of Commerce will present Michael OÕBrien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. O’Brien of Orchard St., as its special guest on the Jaycee radio program series, “Wake Up, Northampton,” tonight on WHMP. O’Brien, who is studying to be a concert pianist, is a senior at Northampton High School. ■ Judging in the Christmas lighting contest, sponsored by the Northampton Junior Chamber …

Amherst native Richard ‘Jerry’ Snyder receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol service

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst native who trained with the Civil Air Patrol in Northampton during World War II is among nearly 100 surviving volunteers who recently were given Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian honor for their service to the United States. Richard “Jerry” Snyder, who has made his home in Arizona since the 1950s, was one of 46 alumni of the Civil …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: A side trip for a Sidecar

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I was feeling rather dapper in my black suit as I cruised recently down Route 91, so I thought to myself, “I’m going to take a little side trip to the Whately Inn.” The atmosphere at the Whately Inn is always warm and inviting, but especially at this time of year. The restaurant, …

Style Stop: Julia Mailloux

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Julia Mailloux, 19, of Westhampton, was making her way along Main Street in Northampton recently when the Style Stop team noticed her. Mailloux, who is studying to be a hairstylist at Marinello School of Beauty on Pleasant Street …

Your Time: Choosing a Christmas tree

Thursday, December 18, 2014

At this time of year, folks are out in force, picking out their Christmas trees. Kathy Hayford and Nancy Cheevers and Cheevers’ son, Ryan Cheevers, for example, were at Chestnut Mountain Tree Farm in Hatfield where they’ve gone …

ID: Rebekah Brooks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rebekah Brooks is a jeweler with stores in Cambridge and Northampton. She says her upbringing in rural New Hampshire, in a house that resembles a sculpture, and her artist parents, provided her with a world of natural inspiration. …

Amherst native Richard ‘Jerry’ Snyder receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol service

AMHERST — An Amherst native who trained with the Civil Air Patrol in Northampton during World War II is among nearly 100 surviving volunteers who recently were given Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian honor for their service to the United States. Richard “Jerry” Snyder, who has made …

Obama on safe legal ground with turkey pardon

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on …

Saint Francis to merge with Trinity Health

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford-based Saint Francis Care has announced plans to merge with Trinity Health and form a nonprofit regional health system in New England. Trinity is a national system of Roman Catholic health care institutions that already includes the Sisters of Providence Health System in Springfield, …