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Burger King to close in Hadley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HADLEY — Burger King restaurant, a mainstay of the Route 9 dining scene since opening in the 1970s, will close later this month, possibly to make way for a new development project at the Mountain Farms Mall. “Our last day is Dec. 28,” said Krystin Bauer, a manager at the restaurant at 335 Russell St. Bauer said Friday that the restaurant lost the lease with property owner W.S. Development of … 0

Hot Table Panini, Starbucks locate in Hadley

Friday, November 7, 2014

HADLEY — Amid the many tenants which are national chains preparing to open in a new mini-mall on Route 9 will be one that is family-owned and headquartered in Springfield. Hot Table Panini will open later this month between a Starbucks and Aspen Dental, said John DeVoie, the restaurant’s president and co-owner. “We were searching in the Northampton and Amherst area for a … 0

Hadley farm launches kickstarter campaign

Monday, August 4, 2014

HADLEY — More than two dozen dairy cows live at a Mill Valley Road farm, but they don’t yet provide milk for public consumption. That could change later this year. Their owners hope to make these Brown Swiss cows more productive when they open a store that will sell a variety of local products, including raw milk. “We just want our cows to … 0

Trailhead in sight

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Text HADLEY — On a sweltering late July day, Henry Kahan, 16, took a break from building a boardwalk for a trail through the forest in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. He got a drink of water and relaxed in the shade … 0

Hadley farmers describe thefts from farm stands

Monday, July 28, 2014

HADLEY — Though thieves made off with the cash box Friday at his unstaffed farm stand at the corner of Comins and Shattuck roads, by Saturday morning, longtime farmer Joseph Czajkowski was more focused more on the fact that his neighbors were watching out for him. “It’s nice … 0

Settlement with town closes career of Hadley librarian

Friday, June 27, 2014

HADLEY — After a dozen years of service, Jane Babcock will retire Aug. 31 as director of the Goodwin Memorial Library, according to the trustees. The announcement came late Wednesday night after the Select Board met in executive session to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with Babcock, … 0

Elaine Center in Hadley expands

Monday, June 23, 2014

HADLEY — Joy Tudryn has recently completed her fourth stay at the Elaine Center at Hadley’s transitional care unit as she recovers from knee surgery. Her fourth stay was no doubt the most luxurious, thanks to an ambitious renovation project completed earlier this month that added a new … 0

Rooms with a view

Monday, June 23, 2014

Text HADLEY — The sun shone on Mount Holyoke Saturday morning as dozens of hiking groups young and old made their way through A.J. Skinner State Park to the newly refurbished Summit House, open to visitors for the second week in a row since its closing in 2010. … 0

Hadley voters approve 3 override questions, nix 2

Friday, June 20, 2014

HADLEY — Town residents approved three capital spending projects totaling $1,075,750 in a special town election Thursday. At the same time, residents voted against the purchase of two dump trucks totaling $168,000 for the Department of Public Works. The ballot consisted of five questions seeking Proposition 2½ debt-exclusion … 0

As rebuilding efforts falter, Hadley fire victims find help elusive

Friday, June 20, 2014

HADLEY — Hai Cheng stands in a spot that was once home to his niche grocery store on Route 9 in Hadley and wonders if he’ll ever start another business again. His livelihood destroyed eight months ago in a devastating fire that ruined a dozen small businesses at … 0

Hadley officials mum about library director’s paid leave

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HADLEY — The town’s longtime library director, Jane Babcock, has been on paid leave since May. Town officials are tight-lipped about why. “Right now, the (library) trustees are working with librarians to keep the library going,” Town Administrator David G. Nixon said this week. Contacted at her home … 0

Override votes in Hadley total $1.24 million

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HADLEY — Town residents will vote on five capital spending projects totaling $1.24 million in a special town election planned for Thursday. The polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Hopkins Academy gym on Route 9. The questions are Proposition 2½ debt-exclusion overrides that … 0

Pioneer Valley Chinese School celebrates expansion with songs at ground-breaking

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HADLEY — Andrea Cummings of Shutesbury sent her son and daughter to the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School because she wanted them to understand a second language, but she did not know one herself. “It wasn’t a gift I could give them,” she said. Now, she is … 0