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Two staff houses evacuated at Smith College after excavator hits natural gas line

Monday, October 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Six people were evacuated from two houses for Smith College staff when an excavator working nearby on Paradise Road punctured an underground natural gas line. Northampton Deputy Fire Chief Timothy McQueston said the damage to the two-inch pipe was reported at 12:04 p.m. and Paradise Road was closed until 1:30 p.m. while Columbia Gas stopped the gas leak. He said he did not know the name of the …

Five Colleges consortium issues statement discouraging travel to areas affected by Ebola

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Although the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is said to pose no immediate threat in the Valley, area colleges are taking extra precautions by educating the public. The Five Colleges — University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College — jointly issued a statement …

Smith College works on sinkhole near Paradise Pond

Monday, July 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Work to repair a sinkhole that swallowed up a paved path on the hill overlooking Smith College’s Paradise Pond is underway. The sinkhole opened up in mid-May and is 15 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep, according to Smith College spokeswoman Stacey Schmeidel. Located about halfway down the hill between …

Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer, Nazi regime historian who taught at Smith College, dies at 96

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer, a German refugee who wrote extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime has died in Massachusetts. He was 96. Von Klemperer was an emeritus professor of history at Smith College in Northampton. His Dec. 23 death of natural …

Home stretch

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A student listens to a recording at the Josten Performing Arts Library at Smith College. First-semester classes end at Smith Dec. 13. …

Pallav K. Parakh, pedestrian struck by truck in Northampton, succumbs to injuries

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pallav K. Parakh of Hatfield has died as a result of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a truck in downtown Northampton Oct. 31. First District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said Tuesday afternoon that Pallav K. Parakh, 35, of 6 Bridge St., died within the last …

Smith College battens down the hatches as student wait for Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — At Smith College Monday, students nervously anticipated the much-heralded arrival of Sandy. Classes were cancelled, dining halls closed early. And then it was hurry up and wait. The college had sent repetitive warnings to students about the possibility of a power outage. Students took heed. “I …

Beehive at Smith College a 'colossal' challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — High above the Smith College campus, Northampton resident Adam Novitt leaned over the top of a brick chimney on the roof of the four-story Seelye Hall. He’s not a chimney sweep, a roofer or even a …