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Experts petition judge to block Mass. hospital takeover

Friday, July 25, 2014

BOSTON — A petition signed by 21 antitrust experts and health economists asks a Massachusetts judge to block efforts by the state’s biggest health care system to absorb three more hospitals. The Partners HealthCare System’s planned takeovers of South Shore Hospital and two Hallmark Health System hospitals have been approved by Attorney General Martha Coakley under certain conditions. The petition signed by antitrust specialists, many from major U.S. universities, says … 0

Brush strokes

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 25, 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. Amherst Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College as a double major in American studies and music. She earned the music department academic prize and was elected to Phi Beta … 0

Friday, July 18, 2014

Easthampton High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll First Honors Grade 12: Noah Boysen, Daniel Brandt, Lindsey Colby, Taylor Dadmun, Brian Griffin, Nicholas Grise, Moira Herlihy, Tristan Koopman, Gillian McRitchie, Alexandra Otis, Thomas Palaschak, Joshua Picard, , Willow Ross, Jazmin Skrocki, William Sullivan II, Katie Vanasse, Kristen Windoloski, Stephanie … 0

Honor rolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amherst Regional High Honor Roll GRADE 9 Bonney Ampiah, Nicholas Auerbach, Maha Awaisi, Silvern Baron, Grace Bertrand, Sarah Blatz, Ava Blum-Carr, Samuel Boyle, Mark Burds, Julian Burgoff, Amalia Butler, Alexander Cantor, Liam Carolan, Marion Carr, Austin Choquette, Dante Citino, Avery Clotfelter, Brandon Dallmann, Claudia Danford, Maya DeChiara, Ryan … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 18, 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. Amherst The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, has awarded Ella “Kippie” Douglas one of 65 … 0

Music for a summer night

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. A spokesman for Brigade Marketing, a publicity firm that represents Stritch, … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Everyone’s got a favorite

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On a recent quiet, midweek evening, I stopped by the Tunnel Bar on Strong Avenue in Northampton. Kathleen was behind the bar, and I asked her what her favorite cocktail is. A Coconut Basil Gimlet, she told me, … 0

ID: Bill Johnson, artist, furniture and cabinet maker

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bill Johnson runs a woodworking and remodeling business in Amherst, where he creates custom furniture, built-­ins and cabinetry. An artist and former sculpture instructor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, he expanded his business when he moved back … 0

Your Time: Holyoke Canoe Club, Holyoke

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Holyoke Canoe Club, on Old Ferry Road, has changed over the years — but kept its name. Founded 125 years ago by local sportsmen interested in canoe racing, the club today offers swimming, tennis and boating, along … 0

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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 necessary to help consumers make healthy choices … 0

Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GENEVA — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. … 0