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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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, where she is being attended to. Her … 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

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 to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added … 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

Living Smart: Don’t fall for tech-support scams

Friday, August 22, 2014

The phone rings. The voice on the other line informs you that your PC is infected with a virus that, fortunately for you, the caller’s well-known company can eliminate. Hmm, you think, that’s odd, since our family only uses Macs. Hopefully, you hang up and that’s the end … 0