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Offiicials at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield are still trying to determine why there was a disinfection lapse that left 293 patients at a small risk for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and why it took so long for the error to come to light.

Noble Hospital apologizes for communication breakdown in colonoscope disinfection lapse

Friday, February 5, 2016

WESTFIELD — After Noble Hospital staff members corrected a safety breach in April 2013, one or more of them failed to take the important next step — notifying senior hospital officials, according to the results of an internal investigation released Friday by Baystate Health and Baystate Noble Hospital. Baystate officials on Friday apologized for that communication breakdown, which left nearly …

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

Friday, February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present. U.N. officials also …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, February 5, 2016

50 Years Ago • At its Salute Breakfast held this morning at the Hotel Northampton, the Chamber of Commerce paid special tribute to two leading industries celebrating birthday milestones this year. Prophylactic Brush Co. marks its entry into a second century and Kollmorgen Corp. its 50th year. • “The Moral Issues in Viet Nam” is the title of a symposium which will take …

Today in History

Friday, January 29, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where …

Golden Girls

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wedding: Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt Jr.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson and Timothy Paul Schmitt Jr., both of Somerville, were married Aug. 22, 2015 at Quonquont Orchard in Whately by John Devany, a friend of the bride and groom. The bride is the daughter of …

Wedding: Christine Ugolini & Brian Misterka

Friday, January 29, 2016

Christine Elaine Ugolini of Wilbraham and Brian Joseph Misterka of Amherst were married Oct. 2, 2015 at Saint Brigid’s Parish in Amherst. Christine is the daughter of Paul and Jean Ugolini of Wilbraham. She is a graduate of …

Engagement: Jackie Suprenant & Matthew Paquette

Friday, January 22, 2016

Robert and Jane Suprenant of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Marie Suprenant, to Matthew Jeffrey Paquette, son of Jeffrey and Janet Paquette of Chicopee. Jackie Marie is a registered nurse at Holyoke Medical Center in …

Your Photos

Friday, January 29, 2016

Claire Mach of Northampton says she and her sister, Betty, always take to the back roads on Sundays to enjoy the countryside. “I am always amazed at the birds and animals we see from inside the car,” she …

Engagement: Andrew Burque & Meghan Jaacks

Friday, January 29, 2016

Linda and Richard Burque of Leeds announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Burque, to Meghan Jaacks, daughter of Patty and Christopher Jaacks of Watertown, New York. Andrew is a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School. He earned …

Send us your news

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Engagement: Lindsay York & Tyler Carter

Friday, January 29, 2016

John and Paula York of Russell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole York, to Tyler Lee Carter, son of Timothy and Wendy Carter of Windham, New Hampshire. Lindsay graduated from Smith College and earned her master’s …

School lunch menus

Friday, January 29, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Barlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, corn, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Two soft tacos, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, …