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In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)

2 Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Friday, August 1, 2014

NEW YORK — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday. One is expected to arrive Saturday, and the other a few days later, according to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where they will be treated. … 0

Q&A: How Ebola victims are handled in US

Friday, August 1, 2014

With Emory University Hospital in Atlanta planning to receive and treat two U.S. citizens who are sick with Ebola, some Americans have expressed fear that the deadly outbreak — which has killed at least 729 people in West Africa — could spread in the United States. Health officials say there is virtually no danger to the public. Here’s what you need to know … 0

Cooking in small spaces, strategically

Friday, August 1, 2014

It sounds weird, but the prospect of spending a week sailing on the vast expanse of Lake Superior is when I most channel my inner New Yorker. The city’s tiny apartments are infamous for their even tinier kitchens, which may explain all the restaurants there. But dining out isn’t an option when anchored … 0

Get Growing, tips from Master Gardener Cheryl B. Wilson: Natural air conditioning

Thursday, July 31, 2014

When the thermometer tops 90 degrees we are all grateful for some kind of air conditioning. In my 1871 farmhouse, most of the air conditioning is the “natural” kind. My real estate agent was puzzled when I used … 0

Barhopping: Who’s your daddy?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fitzwilly’s and its signature cocktail — the Daddy I Don’t Wanna Drink This — are celebrating their 40th birthday this year, so I stopped by the establishment at 23 Main St. in Northampton to take a taste. I … 0

Style Stop: Tara Brewster likes a pop of color

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Style Stop team spotted Tara Brewster’s bright outfit as she was crossing the street in downtown Northampton while on break from her job at Jackson & Connor in Thornes Marketplace. Brewster, of Easthampton, said she loves to … 0

Your Time Circus Smirkus, Northampton

Thursday, July 31, 2014

‘Anchors Away for Atlantis,” the Circus Smirkus 2014 Big Top tour, stopped in Northampton for two days this week for shows at the Three County Fairgrounds. The theme for this year’s show was the vastness of the ocean … 0

A Look Back

Thursday, July 31, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ A final draft of the preliminary plans for the city’s housing for the elderly project has been completed. The building will contain 56 one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units in a seven-story building on Conz Street. ■ SP5 Norman F. Boyer of 22 Mountain … 0

Palin launches online subscription channel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate … 0

Ken Burns delves into the Roosevelt dynasty

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part, 14-hour documentary … 0

Bundle of love

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bundle of love … 0

Contagious Ebola victim’s plane travel spreads new fear

Monday, July 28, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived … 0

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Monday, July 28, 2014

Health officials: Food label changes not enough Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is … 0