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B2B ID: Susan McDonough

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NAME: Susan McDonough JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY BASED IN: Owner, Susan’s Secret Garden Gift Shop, 92 Cottage St., Easthampton WEBSITE: Don’t have one AGE: 66 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: May HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: One, my floral designer, Cindy Pelletier, who has worked with me for 18 years. She makes wreaths and arrangements and helps with our displays. With … 0

Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton releases first beer as a third brewery takes shape on Pleasant Street

Friday, August 22, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Standing at the wooden bar in the tasting room of Fort Hill Brewery this week, owner Eric Berzins held a glass of Oktoberfest, the first beer his brewery has released, and indulged in a proud moment. “Twenty-two months ago, this was just a field,” he said. After building a $4 million-plus … 0

Debit card fraud making life hard for Easthampton gyms that automatically bill members

Friday, August 22, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Since April, thousands of people have been issued new debit cards — sometimes several times — due to a rash of data breaches at certain Easthampton and Southampton retailers. Once a compromised card is replaced, it falls to debit card holders to change their card information with every place that uses … 0

Area briefs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Easthampton ‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ TO AIR: A collaboration among local artists, community members and Riverside Industries Inc. in May helped a young man with developmental disabilities live out his dream of playing host Pat Sajak on “Wheel of Fortune.” Riverside Industries, which works to improve the lives of … 0

Road closings in Easthampton on Friday and next week

Thursday, August 14, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The road closings resulting from the work on the intersection of Glendale and West streets and Loudville and Pomeroy Meadow roads will continue Friday and next week. According to a press release from the Police Department, Glendale Street will be closed from the intersection to South … 0

Keeping Tabs of the Arts: PaintBox Theatre’s ‘Tarzan’ and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jungle story PaintBox Theatre will close its summer season with a production of “Tarzan,” under the roof inside the Grandstand at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. The classic tale that’s been adapted and directed by Tom McCabe, … 0

Bread and Puppet Theater to bring emergency performance of ‘Fire’ to Easthampton orchard in response to violence in Gaza

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Bread and Puppet Theater, known worldwide for performances that comment on political and social problems, will stage “Fire, Emergency Performance for Gaza” in an Easthampton orchard Thursday. Peter Schumann, who has directed the theater since it … 0

Permits, inspections and now, your health: Easthampton Health Department grows services to include promoting healthier lifestyle

Monday, August 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The city’s health department is branching out from its usual business issuing permits and doing inspections this year to focus on a new initiative promoting healthier lifestyles for residents. City Health Agent Jackie Duda said that … 0

Marissa Saldasz of Easthampton faces drunken driving charge after head-on collision on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

Monday, August 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 23-year-old Easthampton woman faces a drunken driving charge after a head-on collision on the Calvin Coolidge Bridge early Monday. Northampton Police said Marissa Saldasz of Pleasant Street will be summoned to court on charges of … 0

Peabody man faces charges of drunken driving, assaulting police officer and other area police news

Monday, August 11, 2014

Amherst ∎ Corinne Marie Myers, 25, Colonial Village, Unit 198, was cited for failure to stay within marked lanes after the vehicle she was driving on Snell Street went off the road and struck a utility pole at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Myers complained of pain to her left … 0

Valley plays host to Special Olympics

Monday, August 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — As Special Olympian Corey Cohen waited in anticipation for his team to take over the softball diamond at Sheehan Field in Nonotuck Park Saturday morning, he didn’t hesitate when asked his favorite sport. He pointed to … 0

Web design firm owner marks a decade in business, says she likes ‘hustle and bustle’ of Easthampton

Sunday, August 10, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — In a world where information can be found at the click of a button, it’s easy to forget about the folks behind the scenes who make it that easy. Janel Jorda, 48, of Northampton is one … 1

Easthampton moves forward with plan to sell former Parsons Street School for development

Saturday, August 9, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After considering for a year the future of the vacant former Parsons Street School, the City Council has authorized Mayor Karen L. Cadieux to sell the building to a developer while saving about half of the grounds for city-owned open space. The City Council voted unanimously … 0