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A guessing situation

Friday, April 18, 2014

Guessing situations arise all the time, but the mark of a fine declarer is that he nearly always guesses correctly. For example, consider the spade combination here. South cannot lose a trick in the suit if the missing spades are divided 2-1, but if they break 3-0, how he fares will depend on whether he cashes the ace or king first. If he plays the ace and West shows out, he will lose a trump trick to East. If he plays the king and East shows out, he will lose a trump trick to West. If he subsequently loses a club trick, he will finish … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for sale. Open to the public; to register call 259-3060. BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING DEMENTIA SEMINAR … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for sale. Open to the public; to register call 259-3060. BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING DEMENTIA SEMINAR … 0

Decorator offers tips on where to splurge, scrimp

Friday, April 18, 2014

When it comes to decorating our homes, our choices are many. From flea markets to furniture stores, from Costco to custom manufacturers, sources abound for furniture and accessories that can add function and style to our rooms. But with so many price points to choose from, how do … 0

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was … 0

Chelsea Clinton expecting baby

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her desire to be a grandmother and that wish has finally come true — with Chelsea Clinton announcing at a Clinton Foundation event Thursday that she and her husband are expecting … 0

‘Paul Robeson’ playwright Phillip Hayes Dean passes away at 83

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play “Paul Robeson” starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to … 0

Sriracha maker considers moving factory amid smell complaints

Thursday, April 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES — After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the politicians and business leaders from 10 states … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: The best laid plans ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The plan was to meet my friend Amy for dinner at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland at 5 p.m. But first I had to meet up at 3 with Larry Costello in Northampton. (We were having photos … 0

Style Stop: Emily Nutkols

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cosmetology student Emily Nutkols of Springfield says her style goal is to never blend in. She was definitely standing out in the crowd last Friday when the Style Stop team spotted her in downtown Northampton, enjoying the spring-like … 0

ID: Denise Adams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Denise Adams grew up in eastern Massachusetts, mostly in the town of Attleboro, and came to this area to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She says she found her true home here and has lived in Amherst, … 0

Chef’s Best: Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” However it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers sell asparagus … 0

Your Time: Western Massachusetts Kayak Polo Club, Northampton

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The 18 members of the Western Massachusetts Kayak Polo Club spend part of each Wednesday paddling in the pool at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton. They get together to participate in a sport that resembles … 0