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Area police news

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Amherst ∎ Several junk vehicles parked at College Street Motors, 260 College St., had windows and mirrors smashed in an overnight vandalism spree reported to police at 10:15 a.m. Monday. Management requested additional patrols in the area to prevent damage in the future. ∎ Sage Y. Grasso-Monroe, 19, of Queensbury, New York, was arrested at 2:29 a.m. Saturday on West Street at Mill Lane on charges of operating a motor …

Annual Crafts on the Common fundraiser in Amherst will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AMHERST — More than 100 artisans will offer their jewelry, ceramics and furniture for sale on the Town Common Saturday as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. The 35th annual Amherst Crafts on the Common event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the event will run rain or shine. “Once again, we …

Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Derek Zewinski had three hits and three RBIs to lead Hamp …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. …

Calvin Theatre staff report $1,000 in damage to marquee caused by passing truck — and other area police news

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Amherst ∎ Thomas Charles Crossman, 32, of 10 Gatehouse Road, Apartment 320, was arrested at 1:18 a.m. Friday on Snell Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. Belchertown ∎ Police are …

The week in photos: Hampshire County scenes from June 29 to July 4, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time seems to slow as the Pioneer Valley slips into the heart of summer, and the Independence Day holiday week brings the timeless routines of fireworks and parades. It’s a time of long days in a season that, …

Amherst fireworks: ‘On like Donkey Kong,’ despite rain

Saturday, July 4, 2015

AMHERST — Despite a stretch of mid-day Fourth of July rain, the town’s Independence Day celebration and fireworks display will proceed as planned Saturday evening. “Today’s event is in fact on like Donkey Kong,” reads a post to the celebration’s Facebook page published around noon Saturday. A follow-up …

Northampton Fourth of July citizenship ceremony celebrates 48 new Americans

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Seated beside her five-year-old son outside the Hampshire County Courthouse, Erika Calderon watched as her husband, Jose Serratos, became a naturalized United States citizen on Saturday, July 4. “It’s a good opportunity to show people that …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park …

Area police news

Friday, July 3, 2015

Amherst ∎ Dennis Lavigne, 36, of 12 Weaver Circle, was arrested at 6:20 a.m. Friday on Cherry Lane on a warrant. Police said Lavigne was found in a vehicle with Vermont license plates parked on the street after a resident reported that someone might be living in the …

UMass DB Kelton Brackett still feels burned by UAB, but glad to be a Minuteman

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kelton Brackett had tentatively decided that his career was over. When Alabama-Birmingham made the controversial decision to end its football program in December, Brackett had interest from other schools. But he was a senior with just one year …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at …

Despite court ruling, Valley parents, experts disagree with spanking as an option for discipline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Sitting at the child-friendly Cup and Top Café with her 3-year-old twin daughters, Jenny Boas acknowledged that parenting isn’t always easy. But, the Florence resident said, she has never used physical discipline on her girls, Ella …