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‘Miracle’ flight survivor: PTSD related to firing

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A survivor of the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight has filed suit against Staples, alleging the office-product giant fired her in part for taking extended leave because of PTSD related to the crash. Denise Lockie of Charlotte, a passenger in seat 2C when the New York-to-Charlotte US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, says in the suit that she received notice … 0

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

Monday, September 1, 2014

CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged … 0

FBI looks into nude celebrity photo leaks

Monday, September 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of … 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

A grilled pizza for when you have too many onions

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Onions are a bit of a problem for me. They are one of my reflex buys. By which I mean, every time I go to the grocer, no matter what I am shopping for I always buy a … 0

Your Time: The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, Franklin County

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a shock.” That’s how Keith Cardoza of Jamaica Plain, a five-time veteran of the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, sums up the back-roads distance cycling event known more simply … 0

Health note: Flex your kids’ brain with exercise

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flex your kids’ brain with exercise A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience strongly suggests that kids who are more active and physically fit do better in school. According to the study, “Aerobic fitness plays an important role in the brain health of children, … 0

Devices slice time, distance for patients via ‘telemedicine’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concerned about a growth on his face, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident, Robert Johnston could have made an appointment with the dermatologist already treating him for other reasons. Instead, he snapped photos of himself and the affected area, uploaded … 0

Fisher Home offers LGBT bereavement support group

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — From Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, the Hospice of the Fisher Home will offer an LGBT bereavement support group, Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant … 0