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Dr. Edward Goodman,  epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, speaks about the nature and treatment of the Ebola virus during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  Health officials assured that the recent Ebola case in Dallas is being contained. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to …

Area briefs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hadley FALL FESTIVAL: Whole Children, an after-school center in Hadley for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a fall festival open to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival and open house will include tours of the center, demonstration classes, games, food, and music. Whole Children’s Joyful Chorus will sing, …

A Look Back

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ On Nov. 6, the Telephone Co. will commence delivery of its 1964 Northampton District directory, and with it JUstice, the telephone exchange designation, that is, will pass into oblivion, along with ALpine, AXminster, CHestnut, COlony. The letters, which formerly preceded the telephone numbers, will be replaced by numerals as part of a nationwide change to all number calling. ■ …

A Look Back

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ Lt. Gov. Francis X. Bellotti, Democratic nominee for governor, will carry his campaign into Hampshire and Franklin counties tomorrow. In Northampton he plans to visit the Gazette office, the fire station, the highway department, City Hall, the telephone company and three industrial plants. ■ …

Preschools latest to take on environmental movement

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas to choose …

‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage musical has …

Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

Monday, September 22, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway. The Orange County Register reports that 29-year-old Sandra Vilchez of Riverside …

‘Walking Dead’ leads fall TV lineup on cable

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cable’s fall lineup boasts some big-time drama returns, led by ratings champ “The Walking Dead” and awards winner “Homeland.” But after their jam-packed summer season, these channels appear content to cede the fall spotlight to the broadcast networks. Maybe the cablers are stoking up to launch a serious …

Sierra Leone concludes Ebola lockdown

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the …

Bidding ends on historic lighthouse

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A historic lighthouse in Maine’s Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the more than century-old structure on Saturday. The Halfway Rock Light Station, …

Kayaker missing overnight found safe

Sunday, September 21, 2014

STONINGTON, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a man who disappeared while kayaking in Maine has been found safe and uninjured. Officials say 45-year-old Tony Cashman of Ontario, Canada, was part of a group of six kayaking from Isle Au Haut to Marshall Island on Saturday. …

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer, dies at 84

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her …

A taste of tech: Devices changing the game for restaurants and patrons

Friday, September 19, 2014

From taco stands to sit-down restaurants, technology is changing the way we order, pay and even dine while eating out. Want to peruse the news or occupy your fidgety kids at the table? There’s a tablet for that. …