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Police assist firefighters when bathtub curtain ignites from nearby candle — and other area police news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Amherst • Kaitlyn L. Vahey, 19, of Marlborough, was arrested at 4:12 p.m. Saturday on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle after the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Main and North East streets rear-ended a second vehicle, police said. • Patrick Daniel Homyak, 26, of Forest …

Area business news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Allison Holmberg buys Hampshire Hearing NORTHAMPTON — Allison Holmberg is the new owner of Hampshire Hearing Services, 241 King St., which has been renamed Hampshire Hearing & Speech Services LLC. Holmberg is certified and licensed in both audiology and speech-language pathology. She will offer services to children and adults. Holmberg was director of …

Weekend prep schools: Williston field hockey claims conference title in overtime

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It took five overtimes in two days, but the Williston Northampton school field hockey team captured a conference title. The Wildcats won the New England Prepatory School Athletic Council Class B championship with a shootout victory in quadruple overtime over Middlesex on Sunday in Pomfret, Connecticut. Delany Belinskas scored in the second sudden victory round of the shootout to give Williston its first …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

With simulator, Easthampton students learn about the dangers of distracted driving

Saturday, November 21, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — As Easthampton students sat down for “Distractology 101: A Crash Course on Distracted Driving,” instructor Nick Prpich told them to make sure they had their cellphones. “Distractology 101” came to Easthampton High School last week in …

Upcoming events for seniors

Friday, November 20, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. Most of the centers will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Amherst will hold a dinner …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Late Fall Hike — Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. 532-1631 or pvregion@ttor.org to register.  Trees and Forest …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: BBQ rib sandwich, oven fries or sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst Brendan O’Connor and Zachary Tobin, both students at Union College in Schenectady, New York, will travel during the college’s holiday break. O’Connor, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in physics, will travel to Cuba, studying the history, politics and culture through a series of lectures …

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aaron and James Tarjick Jr. indicted on more than 100 new charges related to larcenies, burglaries

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two brothers from Berkshire County were indicted Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court on a total of more than 100 new charges related to alleged larcenies and burglaries in Hampshire County in recent years. A grand jury …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston advances to NEPSAC field hockey semifinal round

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Williston Northampton field hockey team advanced to the NEPSAC Tournament semifinal round with a 4-2 win over Hopkins, Wednesday in Easthampton. Delaney Belinskas scored twice, while Alexis Ryan and Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) each had one in the win. Szawlowski added one assist for Williston, which will play …