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Owner of Hangar Pub and Grill and Wings Over Amherst plans restaurant in Greenfield

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — The owner of a chicken wings delivery service founded in Amherst in 1999, which has nearly three dozen stores in 13 states, is planning a new restaurant in Greenfield. Harold Tramazzo, who owns both the Wings Over Amherst and Hangar Pub and Grill restaurants on University Drive, said last week that he is examining a similar enterprise at the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street in Greenfield. …

Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury indicted on firearms charges resulting from Belchertown incident

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has been indicted on unrelated firearms charges. The Republican reports that a grand jury Tuesday handed down an indictment charging ex-Pelham Chief Edward Fleury with assault with a dangerous weapon and 22 counts of improper storage of firearms. Authorities allege …

Housing projects headline $1.1 million in CPA funds to be considered by Northampton City Council

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two Pleasant Street projects that would significantly add to the city’s affordable housing stock will highlight the latest round of Community Preservation Act grants scheduled for discussion before the City Council Thursday night. The plans being pitched by Valley Community Development Corp. at the former Northampton Lumber site at 256 Pleasant St., and by HAPHousing at the Northampton Lodging site at …

Business news in brief

Monday, December 15, 2014

Skinner Auctioneers names representative NORTHAMPTON — George Thomas Lewis will provide appraisal and consignment services in western Massachusetts for the Skinner Inc. auction house. Lewis is a longtime resident of Northampton where he ran his business, George Thomas …

Guild Art Supply owners open Big Wheel Press stationery store

Monday, December 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Handwritten notes are often overlooked in the age of the Internet and emails. But William Muller and his wife, Alexandra Geller, on Friday opened Big Wheel Press, a store that stocks their homemade stationery, other stationery made around the world and greeting cards. The store is …

Amid turmoil, Rosenberg quietly prepares for Senate presidency

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg was named chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 1996, he said time would tell whether the job would be the pinnacle of his career or just a step …

Growing staff, salary

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In his current post as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules and the Joint Committee on Rules, state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg has a staff of six. If he wins election to be …

UN climate talks salvaged by last-minute agreement

Sunday, December 14, 2014

LIMA, Peru — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact …

Area police news

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Northampton ∎ Police took a report Saturday at 6:36 p.m. that a donation envelope containing an undisclosed amount of money for the Humane Society was stolen from a Bridge Street business called the Different Drummer. There are no suspects, police said. ∎ Police took a report Saturday at …

UPDATED: Police identify woman who died in Sunday accident in Belchertown

Sunday, December 14, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Police have identified the victim in a single-car fatal crash on Route 202 in Belchertown as Keely Walsh, 18, of Lancaster, Massachusetts. The crash occcurred early Sunday morning on Route 202 near the town’s police station, police reported. The accident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. when …

Police arrest private duty nurse in prescription drug theft

Saturday, December 13, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police arrested a private duty home health aide nurse after a monthlong investigation into the theft of prescription medications and other items from elderly residents at Lathrop’s Easthampton campus. Ann L. Fisher, 29, of 324 Acrebrook …

Some 75 protesters in Northampton demand Obama reject Keystone project; also hold silent vigil in honor of Michael Brown

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Drawing attention to what they see as a key battle in the fight against climate change, some 75 demonstrators Saturday rallied in front of the courthouse to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, calling on President …

Northampton woman hit by car remains in critical condition after being transported to Mass General

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Chloe Rombach, the 22-year-old Northampton woman struck by a car while crossing Bridge Street earlier this week, remains in critical condition this weekend after being transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. according to a hospital spokeswoman. A report in Saturday’s Gazette that stated Rombach had …