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A late-night fire Monday damaged the Platinum Pony nightclub on Cottage Street in Easthampton.

Cause of Platinum Pony fire determined to be electrical

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A fire that started in the basement of the Platinum Pony late Monday night was electrical in origin, the state Fire Marshal’s office said Wednesday. The fire caused about $175,000 in damage to the 30 Cottage Street bar and two other nearby businesses: Platterpus Records at 28 Cottage St. and Rene’s TV Service at 26 Cottage St, according …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in the game’s final two minutes. Sienna Caron collected a goal and an assist for Hampshire …

Easthampton candidates for City Council and School Committee make their pitches at forum

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The impact of school choice and charter school tuition on the city’s budget and the need to preserve open space coupled with “smart growth” were among the issues discussed by candidates running for at-large City Council and School Committee seats at a forum Tuesday night. The hour-long event was hosted by the Easthampton Democratic Committee and limited to candidates who are …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Yann Konan powers Northampton past Central

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A year ago as a junior, Yann Konan scored two goals in the entire 2014 season. On Thursday he doubled that in one night. The Northampton senior notched four goals as the Blue Devils boys soccer team rolled …

Heather Whitley convicted on two of three larceny charges in connection with failed Easthampton condo project

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Jurors on Thursday found Heather P. Whitley guilty of two of three counts of larceny over $250, determining that she stole money from two people who made deposits on planned condominiums in Easthampton that were never …

Department of Conservation and Recreation awards trail grants to Northampton, Easthampton and Southampton

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The state has awarded a $50,000 grant that will pay to construct a bridge over the Manhan River, connecting conservation land in Easthampton and Southampton. State and local officials — as well as trail users from across central and western Massachusetts — gathered in front of …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kiana Turner leads South Hadley volleyball over Easthampton

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kiana Turner posted team highs in aces (12), digs (11) and kills (seven) as the South Hadley girls volleyball team defeated Easthampton 3-1 at home Wednesday. The game scores were 25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14. Haley Asselin had seven …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Mackenzie Werenski wins again to pace South Hadley

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mackenzie Werenski finished first for the third straight meet to start the season in leading the South Hadley girls cross country team to a 17-50 home win over Holyoke Wednesday. Werenski completed the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 58 seconds. Jackie Doyle and Mia Kelly each crossed in …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston boys soccer earns first victory

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A pair of locals helped secure the first win of the season for the Williston Northampton boys soccer team Wednesday afternoon. Davis Smith (Amherst) scored the game’s lone goal and Jacob Zaranek (South Deerfield) earned a shutout with six saves as the Wildcats beat Pomfret 1-0 in Easthampton. …

Nancy Whitley testifies that she had no knowledge ex-wife Heather Whitley removed depositors’ money from escrow accounts

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Nancy B. Whitley testified in Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday against her ex-wife and business partner, Heather P. Whitley, who is on trial for allegedly taking $146,000 from people who were making deposits to buy condominiums …

Weekend Planner — Dance: Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s ‘Truck’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New York-based Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s latest dance work is called “Truck” because that’s where it’s performed — in the back of a 17-foot U-Haul box truck, with the audience watching from outside. The work integrates live performance …

Tuesday’s high school boys soccer: Hampshire shuts out Easthampton, 5-0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Dearborn (assist) and Roope Raanisto each scored two goals for the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team in a 5-0 road win over Easthampton Tuesday. Dillon Pooler added a tally for the Raiders (4-2-1). David Labrie assisted twice, while Matt Babyak and Kyle Marek added one apiece. Nick …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton shuts out Frontier Regional

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ursa Heidinger scored early in the second half as the Northampton field hockey team edged Frontier Regional 1-0 in a battle of county powers Tuesday in South Deerfield. Danielle Parent finished the game with 16 saves for the …