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CAROL LOLLIS
Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson listens as Juan Reinoso speaks on behalf of his partner, Brittany D. McGrath, killed Aug. 28, 2014, when an SUV hit the motorcycle she was on with her father, Edward McGrath.

James Ainsworth pleads guilty to causing crash that killed Edward and Brittany McGrath; sentencing continued to August

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James W. Ainsworth pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing a 2014 crash on Route 5 that killed a father and daughter, but his sentencing hearing was continued to August 13 after a Hampshire Superior Court judge — who heard victim impact statements from several of the victims’ family members — asked the probation department to prepare a report on …

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh …

Area police news

Monday, June 29, 2015

Amherst ∎ A North East Street resident reported at 12:48 a.m. Sunday that two windows at the home were broken by rocks. Police are investigating the vandalism. ∎ Tyrone A. Sanders, 32, of Springfield, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. Saturday on West Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after officers found him passed out …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Easthampton Eliminators sack Northampton Rage in Metro softball debut

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The first inning took a while: about half an hour of the 90-minute game. It ended in style when Northampton’s Ally Vanasse spun a double play to stem an unchallenged six-run rally by Easthampton. The Easthampton …

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity seeks 50 women volunteers for ‘Super Insulation-Installation Day’ in Easthampton

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — As construction continues on a two-family “green” house at 246-248 East St. in Easthampton, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Beyond Green Construction for a “Super Insulation-Installation Day” — and they are seeking 50 women volunteers to join the effort. This one-day event …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Post 224 shuts down Amherst Post 148

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brandon Weyant scattered six hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win as the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team edged Amherst Post 148, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Easthampton (3-3) scored all of its runs in the …

Area police news

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Easthampton ∎ Felisha Colon, 27, of 22 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at her home at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday. Northampton ∎ Police are investigating break-ins to more than a dozen unlocked vehicles parked in driveways in the area of Route 66 that occurred between …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

‘Pioneer Women’ reception “Pioneer Women,” a group exhibit of artwork by 23 area female artists, curated by Terry Rooney, will hold a closing reception Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the M.A.P. Gallery in the Eastworks Building, …

Tuesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mickey Mantle holds off Amherst

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Matt Hewes struck out four, walked none and scattered six hits over seven innings as the Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team beat Amherst, 5-4, Tuesday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Hewes had a hit and scored a run to help his cause for Easthampton (4-3), which overcame a …

Second Gary Biardi Memorial Concert on Sunday will benefit Millside Park in Easthampton

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — City resident Gary Biardi, who died in 2013, loved music and roller blading on the Manhan Rail Trail. That’s why Elaine Wood of Easthampton last year organized musicians to play at Millside Park to raise money …

Area police news

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Easthampton ∎ An Oakdale Place resident reported to police that a man was sitting on the porch of a neighbor’s house at 7:34 p.m. Monday. Police said the man, who was intoxicated, believed he was on the porch of his own house. He was brought to his home, …

Summer’s here, playgrounds rule: And Easthampton has a new forest-themed offering

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In a clearing in the woods at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton, a wolf arches its head back, howling up at the sky. But look at the creature from a different angle and you see it’s not a wolf, …