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Kendra Chell walks a friend's dogs Ginger, right, and Benji through West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, Calif. July 31, 2014. West Hollywood will be spending $86 million to renovate the park, but currently there are no plans for a dog park, though there are plans for three children's play areas. People say this is ridiculous because there are more dogs than children in West Hollywood. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

In Hollywood park debate, kids underdogs to canines

Monday, September 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The city of West Hollywood has spared no expense in a lavish makeover of its central park. First came a chic library and rooftop tennis courts, to the tune of $61 million. Just approved is an additional $86 million in amenities, including two rooftop swimming pools, a $3-million “grand staircase” and a landscaped rooftop “respite deck.” West … 0

A Look Back

Monday, September 1, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ Finals reports issued by the Northampton Recreation Commission following the close of the 1964 summer playground season reveal another most successful season. A total attendance of 69,597 was recorded. There was an increase of about 4,000 over last year’s attendance figures. The average weekly attendance was 7,733. ■ When completed, the new residence area at the University of Massachusetts … 0

Senegal Ebola case ‘top priority’ for health group

Monday, September 1, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an “urgent need” for … 0

School lunch menus

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Chicken and cheese quesadilla, corn, black beans, pineapple cup, green grapes WEDNESDAY: French toast sticks, peach cup, hash browns, apple, romaine salad/tomatoes THURSDAY: Mozzarella sticks and marinara, tomato salad, diced pears, banana FRIDAY: Pizza wedge, garden salad, pineapple cup, honeydew melon cup Belchertown TUESDAY: HS: Chicken … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, August 29, 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. Easthampton Ryan Boisjolie, a student at American International College, Springfield; Ashley and Bethany DiRicco, students at Holyoke … 0

Keeping company

Friday, August 29, 2014

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Sleep drunkenness may affect more than 1 in 7

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up that you don’t know where you are, you may have experienced what’s known formally as “confusional arousal.” More than 1 in … 0

Joan Rivers in ‘cardiac arrest’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor’s office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said. The 81-year-old comedian’s condition wasn’t immediately … 0

Delahunt sues state over pot denial

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit. Former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking a court to force the state Public Health Department to give him licenses to run dispensaries in … 0

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts … 0

A Look Back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

200 Years Ago ■ The Theatre at Northampton this evening will present a celebrated play, in five acts, called, “Abaellino: The Great Bandit,” after which will be presented, “The Irishman in London,” or “The Happy African.” ■ Tavern keepers and retailers in the County of Hampshire are requested … 0

Kennel? Dogs could be amused

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Many dog owners have had their vacations marred because they were so worried about how little Scruffy was faring in the boarding kennel back home. But a new study indicates that some dogs aren’t unusually stressed by short-term boarding. And some even find it exciting. The study, funded … 0

ID: Craig Fear

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Craig Fear is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner in Northampton. He grew up on Long Island, in Port Jefferson, New York, and after college traveled extensively, living in six states, including Alaska. He drove there on a cross-country … 0