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Northampton City Council to take final vote on making public 12 previously private streets

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The City Council is expected to officially bring a dozen private streets under city control Thursday night when it takes final votes on the first wave of some 35 streets that are destined to become public. A positive vote means the city will continue to plow and maintain these streets, while homeowners on other private streets will need to make their own arrangements. In addition to the 12 … 0

After six weeks without orders, area farms thrilled to be shipping produce again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm in Whately, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and collard greens to fill the supermarket shelves that have been empty since mid-July … 0

Amherst seeks help finding pit bull terrier which bit two girls on Crocker Farm School playground

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — Five days after two children were bitten by a loose dog during afternoon recess at Crocker Farm School, police have been unable to locate the dog or identify its owner. Animal Welfare Officer Carol Hepburn said Tuesday that she is appealing to the public for assistance in finding the dog, described as a beige-and-white-colored pit bull terrier, which bit two girls … 0

State fines Deerfield trucking company $3,000 for hazardous waste, wastewater disposal violations

Monday, September 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Local trucking company Henry C. Kocot & Sons Inc. has been fined $3,000 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for violations of hazardous waste paperwork rules and wastewater disposal regulations. The violations include failures to maintain waste-oil records for the oil generated and burned in … 0

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of programs that put surplus military gear into the hands of local police in the wake of outcry about heavily armed Ferguson, Missouri, police officers in armored trucks … 2

Leverett pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Leverett pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was treated at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries that were not life-threatening after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell … 0

Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An unidentified man threw his ice cream in the direction of staff at Herrell’s Ice Cream when he was asked to leave after he and a woman allegedly caused a disturbance Friday night at 10:38 p.m. Detective Patrick Moody said staff at the 8 Old South … 5

New students number about 6,760 at Five Colleges from nearly all states, 30 countries

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AMHERST — With gear piled high atop car roofs and minivans filled to capacity, thousands of new and returning students arrived on campus this weekend at Hampshire County’s four private colleges and the University of Massachusetts. The combined … 0

Favorable weather through Sunday boosts crowds at Three County Fair; event continues Monday

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — There are a lot of ways to remember a trip to the Three County Fair — a plush animal won on the midway, a temporary tattoo from an airbrush artist, or a lingering stomach ache from … 0

B2B ID: Bryan Daley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAME: Bryan Daley JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Owner, Easthampton Music Conservatory, 12 Greenwood Court, Easthampton WEBSITE: http://www.westernmamusic.com/ AGE: Over 35 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2009 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: My wife, Taryn, and … 0

A blast from the past on Main Street

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A renovation project at Thornes Marketplace includes installation of this new Thornes sign made out of tall metal letters similar to the script aluminum letters used by the former McCallum’s years ago. McCallumn’s was the longtime … 0

Plainfield joins with Ashfield and Buckland to offer Solarize Massachusetts program

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield, Ashfield and Buckland are forming a consortium and will apply for a grant that could save homeowners and businesses hundreds of dollars on the cost of solar-panel installations. The program is called Solarize Massachusetts, and the Clean Energy Center has announced two new rounds of funding grants, … 0

Goshen mulls locations for elderly housing project

Friday, August 29, 2014

GOSHEN — After four years of research and planning, the Goshen Elder Housing Committee is getting closer to acquiring a property on which to build 10 to 12 units. According to Don Boisvert, chair of the committee, there are three potential sites on the table. The one it … 0