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Brandon Martin of Northampton, third suspect arrested in connection with alleged Monday night assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police on Wednesday arrested a third suspect in connection with an assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue Monday night. Brandon Nathaniel Martin, 21, of 80 Barrett St. Apt. #A-2, Northampton was arrested about 7:41 a.m. on King Street on a single count of unarmed robbery. He pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Thursday and was released on his own recognizance by Judge W. Michael Goggins. Two other … 0

Chesterfield firefighters retire, taking 155 years of experience with them

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — When you add it up, these former Chesterfield firefighters logged a total of 155 years fighting fires and responding to emergencies in Chesterfield and neighboring Hilltowns. The four men likely would have stayed longer, but because each has passed the age of 70, when town insurance no longer covers them, they … 0

Consultants to release findings of housing, economic development study for Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Tuesday

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AMHERST — Preliminary findings from a town-gown study focused on improving housing and promoting economic development will be released Tuesday. Representatives from U3 Advisors, a Philadelphia consulting firm hired by the University of Massachusetts and the town of Amherst, will share this information with the Town-Gown Steering Committee at 4 p.m. at the Town Room at Town Hall. The meeting is open to … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amherst ■ A 19-year-old Holyoke man will be summoned to court on a charge of breaking and entering during the nighttime after he entered the community room at Jean Elder Apartments, 9 Chestnut St., and was dound asleep there Saturday at 8:16 a.m., police said. Belchertown ■ Gina … 0

Music for a cause Haydenville musician proves you’re never too young for good deeds

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — On certain sunny weekday afternoons, Sayla Russell-Blake can be found playing her violin on Main Street in Northampton. Sayla isn’t an out-of-work music student looking for extra cash — she’s 7, and she’s playing to raise … 0

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Around Belchertown: Robert Wojtczak appointed to fill Planning Board opening

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A joint session of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board named Robert Wojtczak to the Planning Board Monday night. The other candidate was Michael Hofler. The two men were looking to fill the remainder of the … 0

Planners seek input on upcoming road projects

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — With $400 million in federal funding for transportation projects in the Pioneer Valley expected over the next two decades, the organization that will be requesting the money wants to make sure the public has input into … 0

University of Massachusetts-led team gets EPA grant to study air pollution inside Native American hunters’ teepees

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AMHERST — A $700,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency will allow a team led by a University of Massachusetts researcher to travel with Native American hunters in Canada to determine how dangers from their meat-smoking practices … 0

Two arrested in Northampton assault

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police arrested two men Tuesday morning in connection with an alleged assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue Monday night. Cameron Mitchell, 33, of 18 Arlington St., Easthampton was arrested about 11:51 a.m. on charges of assault and battery, unarmed robbery and two counts of witness intimidation. … 0

Amherst schools again collecting backpacks, supplies to distribute to students in need

Monday, July 28, 2014

AMHERST — The Amherst school district is again collecting new backpacks and schools supplies to distribute before the start of school to students in need. This will be the project’s sixth year and the fifth for a companion effort, Safe Seats for Kids, which provides car seats for … 0

AREA POLICE NEWS

Monday, July 28, 2014

Amherst  A New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with a number of crimes early Sunday morning, including assault and battery on a police officer, after he allegedly was found sleeping on the porch of Amherst Laser and Skin Care on North Pleasant Street. Police said they … 0

Anti-pipeline walk ends with Statehouse rally

Monday, July 28, 2014

With a couple of days to rest after their statewide “rolling march” to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. proposal, opponents are gearing up for a Boston rally in front of the Statehouse, where they plan to present two sets of petitions to lawmakers. The timing, Wednesday from … 0