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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 7 people in the U.S. may suffer from the condition, according to a study in the journal Neurology — which would make … 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 known. “This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, … 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 Dennis, Masphee and Taunton. The Boston Globe reports that in a lawsuit filed this week … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 22, 2014

BELCHERTOWN SENIOR CENTER “BUNCH OF LOSERS” — The group is free and meets every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Participants weigh in, share nutritional tips, recipes and support. ZENDOODLE — Thursday mornings, 10 to 11:30 a.m. New members welcome. MIXED MEDIA ART CLASS — Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.; a … 0

Naomi Judd & Jonathan Szymonik

Friday, August 22, 2014

Robert Judd Jr., of Chesterfield, and Donna Whiteley, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Judd, of South Hadley, to Jonathan Szymonik, also of South Hadley. Jonathan is the son of Albert and Rebecca Szymonik of … 0

Weather vane watchers

Friday, August 22, 2014

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FAMILY WANTED 9-year-old boy seeks home

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dayshawn is a caring, playful boy of African-American and Caucasian descent with a unique personality. A curious, imaginative 9-year-old, Dayshawn enjoys making up stories as part of an ongoing role play. He loves having one-on-one time with adults … 0

Up a tree

Friday, August 22, 2014

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A Look Back

Friday, August 22, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ General Chairmen Robert J. Nolan and Richard S. Kristek today announced that tickets for the Guy Lombardo concert, sponsored by the Mr. and Mrs. Club of St. Michael’s School, are now on sale at a number of places in Northampton. Mr. Lombardo and his … 0

‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America

Friday, August 22, 2014

Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On Aug. 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, “Doctor Who.” It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. For those “Who” are new to … 0

Singer Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

Friday, August 22, 2014

LONDON — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. The late singer’s family says the statue will be unveiled in Camden Town on Sept. 14, her 31st … 0

Doing things properly: Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association’s local projects and new training program

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nobody gardens alone, is something many gardeners know. Whether a novice or an expert, most gardeners need advice and support at some time. They need help identifying pests. They need information on the best variety of cucumber or … 0

Get Growing, tips from Master Gardener Cheryl B. Wilson: North Amherst Library garden

Friday, August 22, 2014

The garden outside the North Amherst Library is a labor of love by one devoted library patron and gardener — Nancy D’Amato. Five years ago, D’Amato decided the landscape outside the library, which is located in a triangle … 0