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CAROL LOLLIS
Justin Griswold  of Amherst, walks to his car in the Whole Foods parking lot Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATED: First storm of season comes in as predicted: a whopper on Thanksgiving eve

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Carla Tettah-Kpodar’s first brush with snow — in her lifetime — turned out to be an eventful one Wednesday. The Smith College first-year student, who hails from Ghana in West Africa and had only seen snow on television, maintained a cheery attitude despite having a flight to Washington out of Hartford’s Bradley International Airport canceled due to Mother Nature’s insistence on launching the season’s first snowstorm on the busiest travel day of the year. In the Valley and beyond, police and public works crews responded Wednesday to mishaps and snow accumulation from the nor’easter. Wet snow began falling late morning and the accumulation …

Peter Pan Café reopens in Easthampton after agreement on tax payment reached with state

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The doors of the Peter Pan Café were unlocked at noon Wednesday and the neon Miller Lite sign in the window invited patrons back to the bar, eight days after it was shuttered by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Behind the bar, co-owner Robert LaBombard said happily that he and his partner, Sandra Wheeler, worked out an agreement with the …

Judge denies bail reduction for Fabian Williams, charged with raping two girls at Northampton residential treatment program for teens

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Wednesday denied a request to reduce the bail of Fabian Williams, a 27-year-old Springfield man who is accused of raping two girls when he was an overnight staff member at a former residential treatment program for children in Northampton. Williams’ attorney, Myles Jacobson of Northampton, argued for his bail be reduced from $50,000 to $10,000 because …

Andrew Dufresne of Charlemont arraigned on larceny charges related to alleged thefts from Dietz Construction

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Charlemont man denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday related to misusing a company credit card and pawning stolen equipment that prosecutors allege resulted in the theft of thousands of dollars from his former employer, Dietz Construction of Easthampton. Andrew Dufresne, 42, of 119 Main …

Area court news

Monday, November 17, 2014

Easthampton ■ John L. Ladue Jr., 29, of West Springfield, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Monday to three counts of violating an abuse prevention order and one count of assault and battery on a family or household member. According to court records, Ladue was arrested at …

Area police news

Monday, November 17, 2014

Amherst ■ Guadalupe Barrios Roblero, 27, of 497 East Pleasant St., Unit 184, was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Saturday on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within …

Former Easthampton man Jose Alicea denies charge of attempted armed robbery

Monday, November 17, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A 30-year-old former Easthampton man denied charges in Northampton District Court on Monday that he attempted to rob a convenience store by pointing a weapon at a clerk last week in Easthampton. Jose F. Alicea, who …

Northampton runs over Easthampton, 36-14

Sunday, November 16, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The Northampton football team ran for 232 yards as the Blue Devils defeated Easthampton 36-14 in the first-ever meeting between the programs at Sawyer Field on Saturday night. Blue Devils coach Pat Sledzieski sees great potential in the future for his backfield that is full of …

Williston comeback falls short in 35-34 loss to Lawrence in NEPSAC Hugh Caldera Bowl

Saturday, November 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — When Williston Northampton football coach Mark Conroy walked into the locker room at halftime down 27 points to Lawrence Academy, he said he knew that his team would find a way to fight through adversity in the NEPSAC Hugh Caldera Bowl. Senior running back Max Chipouras …

Northampton boys fifth, girls seventh at state cross country championship

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — For the first time this season, neither the Northampton boys or girls cross country teams finished first in a non-invitational meet. But this was no ordinary meet and neither team was expected to win. It was the state Division 1 championship and the competition was fierce. …

Man seriously hurt when his car rolled over on Mountain Road in Easthampton Saturday

Saturday, November 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — One man was injured and a section of Route 141 was closed for close to three hours Saturday after a vehicle rolled over. Police responded to the accident on Mountain Road at 1:42 p.m. Saturday. The man who was driving the car was transported to Baystate …

Easthampton Police seek help in identifying attempted armed robbery suspect

Friday, November 14, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police are investigating an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 907 Union St. early Friday morning. Police received a call about 3:44 a.m. reporting that a man entered the store, pointed a weapon at …

Area police news

Friday, November 14, 2014

Easthampton ∎ Nicholas Allen, 28, of 50 Union St., Apt. C, was arrested at 3:21 a.m. Friday on Union Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and driving without an inspection sticker. ∎ Joseph J. Dambrosio, 29, of Ludlow, was arrested …