Big Day for Small Business

NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) - Saturday is the third annual Small Business Saturday across the country. Thorne’s Marketplace houses three floors of independently owned businesses, just like many others on the street. It is expected to be a very busy place today as shoppers take advantage of Small Business Saturday. It is a growing tradition that [...]


Former employee assumes ownership of men’s clothing store Jackson & Connor

NORTHAMPTON — William Brideau, the new owner of the mens’s clothing store Jackson & Connor, remembers well his first suit (which he happened to purchase at Jackson & Connor.) “I was checking out somewhere, and the cashier said, ‘Did you find everything ok, sir?’ I did a double take and turned around to see if [...]


ID: William Brideau, new owner of Jackson & Connor

William Brideau grew up in Rochester. N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to the Valley to attend Hampshire College. Since then, he’s worked at a number of jobs in Northampton, including at the former children’s store, Impish, before starting work three years ago at Jackson & Connor in Thornes Marketplace. Now he’s the owner of [...]


World Kindness Day Flash Mob at Thornes

Northampton. The flash mob changed gears from poses to a dance routine. Starting with two dancers, the other members broke their poses and joined in with the routine. Close to one hundred people in Thornes Marketplace stopped and took in the performance. View photos