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CAROL LOLLIS
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

Cooley Dickinson continues staffing changes, eliminating two administrative positions, adding another

Friday, May 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is eliminating two more high-level positions as it continues to review and restructure its operations, the Gazette learned this week. The hospital also added a new director’s-level position in March. The hospital plans to eliminate the post of administrative director of clinical services and a position in its quality department beginning in June. The former …

Coming up

Friday, May 22, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. Monday is Memorial Day and the senior centers will be closed. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 CAREGIVERS DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP — Will meet Thursdays May 28, June 11 and 25, …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement Stanley worked as cost …

Parade, ceremony will mark Memorial Day in Amherst

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST — There will be a Memorial Day parade along the American-flag lined streets of downtown Amherst, followed by a ceremony, Monday morning. Parade participants, including local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will begin gathering at the North Common at 9 a.m. and depart on a route at …

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spend a minute with a poker player and there’s a good chance you’ll hear a bad beat story. There’s nothing worse than listening to someone bemoan his or her luck. Most players don’t care about any bad beat stories but their own. I know that I don’t. As …

Your Time: Plant sale, Amherst Garden Club

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Avid gardeners arrived early last Saturday for the annual plant sale of the Garden Club of Amherst on the Town Common. They circled the tent, scoping out the plants they wanted to grab as soon as the gong …

ID: Stacy Harper

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Stacy Harper arrived at Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis five years ago, she planned to work there for just one summer. But, she says, she fell in love with the area and decided she didn’t want …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Put your money where your vote is

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In a stunning announcement certain to rattle the 2016 campaign, a veteran political force has declared itself a candidate for the presidency. Mammon, the long-worshipped Biblical figure better known as Money, is now running for president. Mammon has always been in politics, especially in the last few decades …

David Letterman signs off from ‘Late Show’

Thursday, May 21, 2015

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) David Letterman closed out his 33 years as a late-night host on Wednesday with a star-studded finale that ended with his favorite band the Foo Fighters playing “Everlong,” the song that welcomed him back after his heart bypass surgery in 2000. …

The last list

Thursday, May 21, 2015

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s here-David Letterman’s last Top 10 List. (Spoiler alert: Don’t read on if you haven’t seen the show yet.) The host of CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” taped his last show before retirement on Wednesday, and it included the final …

Networks continue to look for winning combination

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) The combination of a better than average 2014-15 TV season, the continued strength of reality shows and an unwillingness by the networks to do much on Saturday nights has resulted in one of the smallest groups of new programming for the …

Medication during maternity: FDA aims to dispel myths with new drug-rating system

Monday, May 18, 2015

CHICAGO — When Laura Wylie became pregnant for the second time, she confronted a vexing dilemma: Stay on the antidepressants that could have adverse effects on her developing baby or risk descending into a deep, black hole that …

Genes may thwart weight-training efforts

Monday, May 18, 2015

You’re a regular in the gym’s weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you. New research on women finds that some are …