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Style Stop: Sarah Andrews — ‘It’s all about comfort’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As the temperature was approaching the 90s on a recent afternoon, the Style Stop team spotted Sarah Andrews in front of Faces in downtown Northampton, sporting a summery outfit appropriate for the weather. Andrews, of Canton, was spending time with her sister while her daughter was at orientation for new students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. nnn Her outfit: I’ve had this dress for 10 years and the boots are probably just as old. It’s comfortable. Everything I’m wearing is all about being comfortable. Purse: It’s from Marshalls. I like to shop there because it’s cheap. Earrings: My niece Fabienne made them while she … 0

ID: Ron Baranowski, weight lifter, body builder

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lifelong area resident Ron Baranowski is an entrepreneur, weight lifter and bodybuilder who describes himself as “hardworking and old-school trained.” He says that since childhood he’s always been eager to try new things, so after 34 years in the concrete and landscaping business, he recently opened what he calls “an old-style gym” — … 0

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is … 0

Bruce Watson: You got served: The people v. House Republicans for 'egregious neglect of duty'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Now that House Speaker John Boehner is hoping to sue the president for acting when Congress refused to act, perhaps our litigious society can afford one more lawsuit. PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES v SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER AND … 1

James MacGregor Burns, historian, dies in Williamstown

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BOSTON — James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95. Burns died at … 0

James MacGregor Burns, historian, dies at age 95

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BOSTON — James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95. Burns died at his home in Williamstown, Massachusetts, his companion and fellow historian … 0

Northampton's Blackberry Lane throws block party to celebrate new generation on the street

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

City native Neil Sullivan is living proof you can go home again. For about a dozen years, Sullivan, 46, lived in North Carolina, where he and his wife, Andrea, had three children, Kate, 11, Jack, 9, and Allie, … 0

Balancing Act: The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It took one spectacularly lousy camp pickup to convince me of what I’ve long suspected: I talk too much. I have a vague recollection of parenting experts mentioning the folly of engaging your child in too many conversations. What kids need are decisions, they said, not questions. Instructions, … 0

Five tips for helping make family trips with teens more fun

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there’s the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden years, when kids can handle … 0

Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s latest study of worrisome behavior. Generally speaking, … 0

Family Finds: Science at the library, circuses, NOFA conference and more

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FREE DAY AT THE CARLE: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst offers free admission Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can view exhibits, and enjoy films, storytime, music, book signings and other activities … 0

Three new cable channels offer original drama series

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The TV industry calls them “emerging networks” - cable channels just starting up, expanding to more households or breaking through with a fresh identity. This month, three are loudly launching original dramas, making bold statements about their brand and ambition. How’s this for out-of-the-box wow? The lightly regarded … 0

Ann Curry reportedly eyed for ‘The View’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is Ann Curry destined to rub elbows every morning with Rosie O’Donnell? The former “Today” cohost — who tearfully exited NBC’s morning show in 2012 — is rumored to be in the running for a spot on ABC’s talk show “The View,” according to a report Sunday in … 0