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Friday, November 28, 2014

Northampton ∎ A two-car accident at 5:17 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Florence and Ryan roads caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Police said Albert L. Bove, 23, of Stonington, Conn., was traveling north on Ryan Road and drove through a stop sign at Florence Road, colliding with a car driven by Julia Mailloux, 19, of Westhampton. Police said Bove was cited for failing to stop at a stop …

Easthampton High School student under house arrest after threat on school

Friday, November 28, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — An 18-year-old Easthampton High School student is under house arrest Friday after she was arrested Wednesday night following a police investigation into reports she threatened to “shoot up the school.” Tarryn L. LaValley, of 15 Pine Hill Road, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Friday to two counts of threatening to commit a crime (murder) and a single count of …

George Propane to build new maintenance building on Cape Street in Goshen

Friday, November 28, 2014

Michael George, general manager of George Propane in Goshen, said the company plans to build a new maintenance building on Cape Street — and hopes to forge good relationships with neighbors while doing so. “We have been looking for a new space for some time because we have just grown out of the current one,” George said. He was referring to maintenance building …

Three arrested on Black Friday shoplifting charges

Friday, November 28, 2014

HADLEY — Hadley Police arrested three women early Friday morning after finding them locked out of their car at the Mountain Farms Mall with a backpack and car filled with $2,760.46 worth of goods police say had been …

Police ticket 50 for violating snow parking ban, with 20 vehicles towed

Friday, November 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In what has become an rite of passage for the season’s first snowstorm, police spent good portion of their time early Thursday morning ticketing or ordering vehicles towed for parking on city streets during a snow emergency. Despite stepped-up notification efforts through social media, traditional media …

Singers support Toy Fund for second year

Friday, November 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Last March, the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble made up of 28 elite singers performed a concert in Northampton to benefit the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund. The concert was a success, said choral director Tony Thornton, …

Smith College geosciences professor Sara Pruss featured on National Geographic Channel ‘Big Cat Week’

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When producers from the National Geographic Channel told Smith College professor Sara Pruss that they needed her expertise for a special on “big cats,” she wondered if they had the right person. Pruss, an associate professor …

Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst will bring diverse background to Senate presidency

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BOSTON — When veteran lawmaker Stanley C. Rosenberg takes the gavel as president of the state Senate, he will claim several firsts. The Amherst Democrat, expected to be formally elected by his colleagues in January, will be the …

Storm upsets Thanksgiving for thousands across region

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — The first major snowstorm of the season left more than 300,000 customers in northern New England without power, forcing many to make last-minute changes to their Thanksgiving plans. The heavy snowfall set accumulation records across …

Thousands remain without power in western Massachusetts after heavy snow falls

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Even with dozens of utility and tree crews working around the clock to restore power, thousands of residents in Hampshire and Franklin counties remained without power throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, with some not expected to get electricity restored until midday Friday. “We expect to restore all the large …

US moves to tighten smog limits

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but …

UPDATED: First storm of season comes in as predicted: a whopper on Thanksgiving eve

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Carla Tettah-Kpodar’s first brush with snow — in her lifetime — turned out to be an eventful one Wednesday. The Smith College first-year student, who hails from Ghana in West Africa and had only seen snow …

Peter Pan Café reopens in Easthampton after agreement on tax payment reached with state

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The doors of the Peter Pan Café were unlocked at noon Wednesday and the neon Miller Lite sign in the window invited patrons back to the bar, eight days after it was shuttered by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Behind the bar, co-owner Robert LaBombard …