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George Leigh Sr.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CUMMINGTON — George D. Leigh Sr., 77, of Harlow Road in Cummington passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, surrounded by loving family members. He was born Sept. 25, 1936, the son of the late George and Natalie (Knight) Leigh. He was raised and educated in Amherst, attending local schools there. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the 101st … 0

Pet health and safety fair set in Hadley

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HADLEY — A pet health and safety fair, highlighting emergency preparedness for pets, will be held Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave’s Soda and Pet City, Route 9 in Hadley. Experts will cover topics such as training and socializing pets, health care and emergency first aid for animals and preparing pet emergency kits. “One of the lessons from … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 11 a.m., Library; Select Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TUESDAY: School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Finance Committee, Select Board, both at 7 p.m., all at Chestnut Hill School; Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., Town … 0

Drugs, related paraphernalia, $8,833 in cash seized in Amherst raid

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A variety of substances believed to be drugs, related paraphernalia, $8,833 in cash and a check for $2,000 were among the items seized during a raid Tuesday at a Main Street home, according to the Northwestern … 0

Hadley audit finds improvements needed in treasurer’s office

Thursday, April 17, 2014

HADLEY — A routine audit of the town’s finances has found that improvements are needed in the treasurer’s office as it continues its transition from manual to electronic bookkeeping. The audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, found that a cash book did not total correctly, … 0

Area police news

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating a break-in at a Duxbury Lane home reported at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday Entry was made through a bathroom window and inexpensive silver-plated jewelry was stolen, according to police. UMass ■ Baoquan Sun, 20, of Marlborough, was arrested at 11:27 p.m. Wednesday on North … 0

Three small farms in Amherst and Hadley get boosts from $10,000 state grants

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Customers who come to the first Amherst Farmers Market on Saturday will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of greens harvested from three high tunnels and four greenhouses at Danya Teitelbaum’s North Amherst farm, known … 0

Local doctor says man accused of gunning down three in Kansas Sunday conspired in death of her husband in 1979 'Greensboro Massacre'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Local physician Marty Nathan watched with more than distant interest as the news unfolded that a white supremacist had been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people Sunday in Overland Park, Kan. That … 2

Area Briefs

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easthampton EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS: Early childhood screenings for city children ages 3 to 5 will be held May 1 and 2 at Maple Elementary School. Parents of children who may have special needs or are interested in enrolling as “peer partners” in the city’s Early Childhood Program may … 0

Jason Swift of Agawam sentenced to year of probation for Huntington house break

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An Agawam man was sentenced to one year of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to felony breaking and entering and larceny charges. Jason Swift, 29, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court before Judge John A. Agostini … 0

Charles Ryan denies charges connected to alleged home-based marijuana growing operation at his Worthington home

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A tip to police led to the discovery of an alleged marijuana-growing operation at a Worthington home and — after a nearly 10-month wait for test results on the drugs that were seized — the homeowner denied charges this week. Charles T. Ryan, 31, of 43 … 0

Amherst Select Board reminds farmers market to make room for local producers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — As the Amherst Farmers Market begins its 43rd year Saturday, town officials are reminding organizers they need to ensure that local growers and producers are represented at the weekly event downtown. Although the Select Board recently … 0

Northampton traffic stop leads to man arrested on drug charges, homeless woman on Berkshire County warrant

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A traffic stop Wednesday afternoon led to the arrests of a Northampton man on drug charges and a homeless woman on an unrelated warrant issued from a Berkshire County court. Gary J. McHugh, 61, of 129 Pleasant St., Apt. #31, Northampton, was arrested about 5:25 p.m. … 0