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R&B singer Bobby Brown leaves a funeral service for his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga.  Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brown, family mourn Bobbi Kristina at funeral

Sunday, August 2, 2015

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Sporting a black dress shirt, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private service for Bobbi Kristina on Saturday at the St. James …

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Friday, July 31, 2015

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel Norwood, a freshman majoring in history, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at …

Wedding: Sam Goldlust Astor & Danielle Dankner

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sam Goldlust Astor and Danielle Renee Dankner, both of New York City, New York, were married July 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York by Rabbi Joshua Strom at The Liberty Warehouse. Sam, 30, is the son of Robert …

Wedding: Heidi McGuire & Mark Chereski

Friday, July 31, 2015

Heidi Lynn McGuire and Mark J. Chereski, both of Goshen, were married July 18 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton by Justice of the Peace Maureen Lee. Heidi was escorted and given in marriage by her brothers, Sean and …

Naming the baby

Friday, July 31, 2015

JONES — Alanna Grace, daughter of Stephen and Rebecca Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was born June 19, 2015 in Saint Francis Hospital, Oklahoma. The maternal grandparents are Kristin White of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Allen Bergeron of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The paternal grandparents are Kim Perigo of Mt. Juliet, …

Brown baggers

Friday, July 31, 2015

Valley Views: Lower Mill Pond

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lower Mill Pond Ferry Street, Easthampton Photograph and text by Bob Solosko, Easthampton On a beautiful day with blue sky and white puffy clouds in mid-July, I went bicycling along the rail trail in Easthampton with my camera …

Beatrix the trapped beaver now awaiting new home and love interest

Friday, July 31, 2015

By Erik Lacitis The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Feisty female seeks male with whom to build a home and have offspring. Interested? Please make yourself available to be trapped. Literally trapped. The universal search. For those who don’t live here, a month ago a beaver became a …

Katy Perry’s bid to buy LA convent in limbo

Friday, July 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry’s dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, …

US health care, then and now

Thursday, July 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle …

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I recently played an interesting hand in a $1,500-buy-in tournament. Everyone started with 15,000 in chips. Blinds started at 50-100 with hour-long levels, meaning there was lots of time to wait for strong hands. I realized that everyone …

ID: Kathryn Slater

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kathryn Slater was fresh out of college in August 2005, with a degree in biology, when she packed her Toyota Rav 4 and moved her life from Omaha, Nebraska, to Northampton. “I knew with great certainty that I …