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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. ■ …

CHART Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton reports no enterovirus D-68 cases

Monday, September 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — While at least three hospitals in Massachusetts, including Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield, have reported treating children with a viral respiratory illness that has spread throughout the country, Cooley Dickinson Hospital said the virus has not …

Zoo closed this week at Look Memorial Park in Florence

Monday, September 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Visitors to Look Memorial Park at 300 North Main St. , Florence, this week will have to skip a visit to the zoo. The Christenson Zoo is closed all week while workers reconstruct fencing, according to …

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark 1964 free speech protests

Monday, September 29, 2014

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 …

Family, friends share fond memories of crash victim Brittany McGrath

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Brittany McGrath was born in New York City, and although her family moved to Massachusetts when she was a young child, Iris McGrath said her daughter had long planned to one day make her home …

Memorial service to remember family members of PVPA teacher ‘Bisko’ draws standing-room only crowd in Northampton Sunday

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Near the end of a two-hour memorial service Sunday to remember his mother and two other family members who died this month in Guinea from Ebola, Alpha Kabinet Kaba pointed first to a picture of his …

Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance

Sunday, September 28, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wedding bands were glinting under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the actor and the human rights lawyer emerged from the luxury hotel where …

Hansons celebrate 50th

Friday, September 26, 2014

Joan Frances Matteson and Allen Ralph Hanson of Shutesbury were married Aug. 23, 1964, at Zion Episcopal Church in Morris, New York. Joan graduated from the State University of New York, Oneonta, with a bachelor’s degree in education. …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, September 26, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Granby Kiley Baran is attending Castleton College in Castleton, Vt. Sunderland Meghan Goodrow has earned the Monsignor …

Fortune favors the brave

Friday, September 26, 2014

There is a lot of luck in bridge, but there is also a lot of skill. Consider this deal where North-South got to six clubs. Both players overbid a trifle and reached a questionable slam, but in the …