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Area police news

Friday, April 18, 2014

Amherst ■ Matthew Robert Coletti, 24, of Newtown, Conn., was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Friday 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 marked lanes and speeding. ■ Patrick M. Barry, 22, of Sudbury, Ryan D. Duzyk, 21, of Lexington, Ky., Jonathan Daniel Kelleher, 22, of Southington, Conn., and Lars Larsen Jr., 21, … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route 47 in Hadley. Free. For more information call 253-6443. ■∎ Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great … 0

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Friday, April 18, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst David Julien was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. Easthampton The following students were winners … 0

Wednesday’s prep recaps: Williston girls lacrosse downs Miss Porter’s

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Meg Szawlowski, of Northampton, had four assists and Grace Simpson, of South Hadley, had three goals as the Williston girls lacrosse team beat Miss Porter’s 14-3 in Farmington, Conn., Wednesday. Maggie Fitzgerald had four goals, while Maddie Hatch added three goals and four assists. Meg Rickard scored twice, … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

‘The Art of Giving’ More than 100 local artist have contributed artwork in support of Whole Children, an afterschool center in Hadley for children with disabilities. The works will be up for grabs, so to speak, April 12 … 0

With sold-out show, Easthampton High students prepare for eighth Mr. Easthampton benefit for SADD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — In its eighth year, the Mr. Easthampton contest at Easthampton High School is more popular than ever, relying on some light-hearted fun to deliver a serious message. A fundraiser for the high school’s Students Against Destructive … 0

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton aces South Hadley

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A dominant performance in both doubles matches helped lead the Northampton boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over South Hadley Tuesday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. Francois Venne and Ian Fishman won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nate Patterson, Khalil Taylor, Ben Ruddock combine for 1-hitter for Frontier

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Frontier Regional baseball team knew Ben Ruddock would be its ace pitcher coming into the season, but how the rest of the rotation would shake out was a bit unclear. Sophomore Nate Patterson made his case for that No. 2 spot Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 home … 0

Manhan Rail Trail closed between Millside Park and Putnam Court in Easthampton for utility work

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Warmer weather means more people are taking advantage of the Manhan Rail Trail, but city officials are asking them to respect the barriers blocking passage to a section that is closed for construction. As part of … 0

New lawyer appointed for Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield, charged in Easthampton accident that killed two

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Citing scheduling conflicts, a lawyer has withdrawn from the case of the Springfield motorist accused in a December accident in Easthampton that resulted in two deaths, including his daughter. At a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon before … 0

With contract settled, Easthampton firefighters get retroactive raises totaling 4.5 percent over three years

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — With three months to go before negotiations begin for a new labor contract for firefighters, city leaders approved funding for a contract settled in December by a state arbitrator’s decision. But union leaders say they are looking forward to negotiating with a new administration, and say … 0

PARCC protest: More than half of Jackson Street students chosen to try MCAS replacement test opt out of exam

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than half of the Jackson Street School fifth graders selected to try out a new test being eyed to replace the statewide MCAS will sit out the exam this week. School Principal Gwen Agna said … 3

Monday’s tennis/track: Northampton girls sprint past Amherst

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Northampton girls track & field team earned an 88-56 win over host Amherst Regional Monday. Lauren McGrath won the shot put and discus, while Alex Dibrindisi won the long jump and Catherine Lamond took the 400. The … 0