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Live band in Amherst warned of town’s noise bylaw — and other area police news

Monday, August 31, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police twice responded to 15 Sunrise Ave. for a reported live band playing in the basement. At 11:28 p.m. Saturday, police warned the band members to stop the music and advised the tenants to send their 40 to 50 guests home for the night. At 12:57 a.m. Sunday, loud music was heard coming from the home, where the band had resumed playing, and 30 guests were still on …

New Northampton and Easthampton firefighters among state academy graduates

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New recruits from the Easthampton and Northampton fire departments were among those who graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Friday. David J. Nalewanski of the Easthampton Fire Department and Nicholas J. Demetrion of the Northampton Fire Department and 22 others from across the state completed the 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. The course is designed to give new firefighters basic skills for …

Timothy Lipski denies charges related to two alleged armed robberies in Easthampton and Northampton

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former Easthampton man pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Friday to two counts of armed, masked robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with two alleged robberies of stores in Easthampton and Northampton in 2013. By agreement of the attorneys, Timothy W. Lipski, 28, was held on $10,000 bail. Bail was set without prejudice, …

Road rage incident spawns two separate accidents in Easthampton Friday night

Friday, August 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Two accidents involving three cars on Route 10 in Easthampton Friday night likely started from a single incident of road rage in Southampton, police said. It all began when one car turned on to Route 10 …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the …

Dog bites man in front of Easthampton business and other police news

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Easthampton ∎ Scott R. Plogger, 44, of 499 Burts Pit Road in Florence, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Florence Road Wednesday at 11:23 p.m. on charges of marked lanes violation and a third offense of operating under the influence of liquor. ∎ Police received a …

Man rides bike into CVS in Amherst

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amherst ∎ An officer observed a man riding a bicycle through the parking lot at the CVS Pharmacy, 165 University Drive, and then into the store through the main entrance at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday. No one inside the store was injured, though some customers were frightened and upset …

Easthampton’s official zoning map to be digitized, updated after property owners’ input

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Residents and landowners helped clarify inconsistencies in Easthampton’s 20-year-old official zoning map at a public hearing Tuesday in an effort to aid the Planning Department in its quest to update the document in digital form. Though …

‘I broke my daughter’s leg;’ Southampton mom and area doctors warn against riding the slide with your toddler

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sarah Osetek of Southampton and her then-18-month-old daughter, Raelyn, were at the playground one day three years ago when they decided to go down the spiral slide — as they had many times before — with Raelyn secure …

Art in the Orchard — the particulars

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

“Art in the Orchard” will be on view through October 31 at the Park Hill Orchard, 83 Park Hill Road in Easthampton (parkhillorchard.com). Other participating local artists include Sally Curcio of Northampton; Pat Bennett, Laura Reinhard, both of Florence; and Susan Halls, Matt Evald Johnson, Fletcher Smith and …

‘Art in the Orchard’: Exhibitors cultivate unusual setting

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It started in 2011 as a kind of experiment: Put some art amid the trees and pastures of a working orchard and see what happens. From that modest beginning, Easthampton’s “Art in the Orchard” exhibit has gained a …

Detour scheduled for westbound traffic on Holyoke Street in Easthampton Wednesday morning

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Westbound traffic on the section of Route 141 known as Holyoke Street will be detoured Wednesday morning. Motorists heading into Easthampton from Mountain Road will be rerouted to East and Clark streets while crews complete road work. The eastbound lane of Holyoke Street heading toward Mountain …

BRIEFS: Granby High School coach Tom Burke to replace Florence Bank CEO John Heaps Jr. as chairman of WMass Sports Commission

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Tom Burke will serve as chairman of the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission. Burke replaces John F. Heaps Jr., president and CEO of Florence Bank, who served a two-year …