Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Dns fog
45°
Dns fog
Hi 50° | Lo 38°

Easthampton

Easthampton school building project gets initial green light from state board

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — City schools are now in the running for a building project funded by the state, with one possibility being a new school that would house students in kindergarten through grade 8. The six-member Massachusetts School Building Authority in Boston Wednesday approved Easthampton along with schools in two other districts for a 270-day period of eligibility to receive state funding for a new building or renovation project. The city …

Area police news

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Amherst ∎ Anthony Calabro, 27, of Leominster, was arrested at 9:38 p.m. Tuesday on North Pleasant Street on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Easthampton ∎ Christopher O’Leary, 31, of Eastern Avenue in Northampton, was taken to the hospital at 2:06 a.m. Saturday after his pickup truck damaged a telephone pole and a mailbox near 160 Ferry St. O’Leary required several staples …

Parsons Village housing development in Easthampton accepting applications for September occupancy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Parsons Village affordable housing development is accepting applications for 38 apartments expected to be ready to move into by September, according to a HAPHousing official. The apartment buildings on Parsons Street, expected to be complete by the middle of August, are managed by Springfield-based HAPHousing, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing. The rentals will be available for families making less …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, March 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, apple, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: …

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎  DCR Accessible Winter Recreation — The state Department of Conservation and Recreation hosts accessible winter recreation for people with disabilities, their families, and friends, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wendell State Forest, Montague Road, Wendell. Skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, more. Free. Pre-registration required. All Out Adventures, …

Area police news

Friday, March 13, 2015

Amherst ■ Daniel Haley, 51, of 265 Strong St., was arrested 4:48 p.m. Thursday at his home on a warrant. Easthampton ■ Phillip J. Sulewski, 43, of 41 South St., Apt. 9, was arrested at 5:43 p.m. Thursday at his home on a warrant. ■ Eric M. Cooper, …

Sarah Moomaw: Saying goodbye isn’t so tough with a bright future ahead

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The high school basketball season is coming to an end and a majority of teams have said goodbye to their seniors. Watching 1,000-point scorers and multi-year starters depart isn’t easy for coaches, underclassmen or their fans. Even for …

New coalition to fight opioid addiction in Hampshire County may offer Narcan at Walgreens

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Narcan, the nasal spray that can reverse an opiate overdose, may soon be available to addicts or their loved ones at Walgreens pharmacies in Northampton and Greenfield as part of the efforts of coalitions fighting heroin …

Customer reports EBT fee charge at Union Mart in Easthampton; state, USDA decline to investigate

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A Union Mart convenience store customer reports that he was charged a fee for using his electronic benefits transfer card at least three times in a week — a practice prohibited by federal law. Jonathon Wintle …

Former employee Andrew Dufresne admits to larceny, stealing equipment from Dietz Construction of Easthampton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former employee of Dietz Construction of Easthampton admitted in Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday that he misused a company credit card and stole equipment from his employer to pawn. Andrew Dufresne, 42, who lived in Charlemont at the time of the crime, was sentenced to …

Area police news

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Amherst ■ A 28-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration following a traffic stop on North Pleasant Street near Infirmary Way at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday. Easthampton ■ Christopher Mitchell, 36, of 29 Captain Lathrop Drive, …

First Pioneer Valley Ecological Management Conference fuels collaborative efforts by environmentalists

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The first Pioneer Valley Ecological Management Conference was deemed a success by organizers who were pleased by the presentations and the community turnout Saturday. “We are thrilled. This was a tremendous mix of people with a …

Shooting woes end Hopkins Academy’s Division 4 state title run in semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WORCESTER — After guiding the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team to a Western Massachusetts title, coach Angelo Thomas hoped Tuesday night’s loss will prepare his program to win at the state level. The Golden Hawks ran into an …