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Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle has been sold.  The consumer company Jarden is buying the South Deerfield based candle company for $1.75 billion.  Jarden is best known for brands such as Crock-Pot and Mr. Coffee.  Yankee Candle’s President and CEO Harlan Kent says the buyout gives the company the resources and scale to strengthen its existing product development and distribution capabilities.  The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Springfield Cops Endorse Vottero For DA

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Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.

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World Eye Bookshop In Florence To Close

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The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.

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Swan Calls For Two-City Police Commission

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The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Retiring

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.