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Man arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Mt. Sugarloaf

Monday, August 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Montague man faces criminal charges after police say he drunkenly drove his vehicle up Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. According to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski, the department received reports of a vehicle driving erratically up the mountain around 7:50 p.m. Saturday, from someone walking up the access road. The person told police that the driver was going fast, flashing the lights, shouting and honking the horn, Krusiewski said. …

Northampton tops Frontier for 14U Suburban softball title

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Calista Lebron hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, to power the Northampton 14U softball team to the Western Massachusetts Suburban League championship with a 15-8 victory over Frontier Thursday evening at Sheldon Field. Lebron, the second baseman, also had a two-run single and scored twice for Northampton (12-3). “Calista was …

Police respond to apparent drowning in Deerfield

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Police responded to an apparent drowning on Captain Lathrop Drive Thursday afternoon after a boy discovered a body at the bottom of his neighbor’s pool. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said he could only confirm that there was an incident at the pool, located behind a home at 27 Captain Lathrop Drive, and said that the victim was a woman …

Pipeline opponents concerned about bill in state Legislature seeking easement on part of Otis State Forest

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Massachusetts House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Plainfield in Hampshire County …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …

Kathryn Burek of Sunderland denies charges of drug and alcohol possession and assaulting police officers

Monday, August 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Sunderland woman faces drug, alcohol and assault charges after a traffic stop in Deerfield on Saturday night. Kathryn Burek, 18, of 34 River Road in Sunderland, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possessing liquor under the age …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Good weather, pollination lead fruit growers to predict bountiful crop this year

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — This year’s apple season is shaping up to be a serious haul for the area’s fruit growers, with prime weather conditions and successful pollination putting plenty of apple pies and streams of hard cider on the …

Western Massachusetts firefighters to help battle wildfires in Oregon and Washington

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Several local firefighters are among 20 from New England sent to help battle wildfires that have been ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres of forest in Oregon, Washington and California during the last week. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation on Saturday sent crews to the Redmond …

Deerfield seeks public reaction to documents on natural gas pipeline

Friday, August 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Select Board will hold a public comment session Wednesday where residents will be able to express opinions on two documents the town is crafting about their concerns surrounding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project. The documents will be submitted to the …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, August 7, 2015

Amherst Dylan K. Hebert was awarded faculty honors for the spring semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. A. Miguel Reda received three awards from the University of Vermont: the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Emerging Leadership Award, the UVM Ram Vincent-Bryan Community Builders Award and …

Greenfield educator Elaine Mount new associate principal at JFK Middle School in Northampton

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Elaine Mount is the new associate principal at JFK Middle School. Mount, the assistant director of student services at Greenfield High School, will replace Matthew Collins, who left the position to become assistant principal at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Mount will begin her new …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of …