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New Northampton and Easthampton firefighters among state academy graduates

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New recruits from the Easthampton and Northampton fire departments were among those who graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Friday. David J. Nalewanski of the Easthampton Fire Department and Nicholas J. Demetrion of the Northampton Fire Department and 22 others from across the state completed the 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. The course is designed to give new firefighters basic skills for the job, including fire control, education, hazardous …

Timothy Lipski denies charges related to two alleged armed robberies in Easthampton and Northampton

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former Easthampton man pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Friday to two counts of armed, masked robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with two alleged robberies of stores in Easthampton and Northampton in 2013. By agreement of the attorneys, Timothy W. Lipski, 28, was held on $10,000 bail. Bail was set without prejudice, …

Road rage incident spawns two separate accidents in Easthampton Friday night

Friday, August 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Two accidents involving three cars on Route 10 in Easthampton Friday night likely started from a single incident of road rage in Southampton, police said. It all began when one car turned on to Route 10 in Southampton from the parking lot of Puza’s Pure Food Market before 6:15 p.m. Friday night as another car was heading north on the road. …

Resources for hikers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Information on hiking in western Massachusetts is available from these organizations: ∎ Pioneer Valley Hiking Club — www.pioneervalleyhikingclub.org ∎ Appalachian Mountain Club — www.amcberkshire.org ∎ Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation — www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr For a comprehensive listing of trails to hike and walk in western Massachusetts, complete with …

Becket man accused of breaking into over 100 homes asks for bail reduction to $5,000; judge raises it to $500,000

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James Tarjick Jr. asked Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey on Tuesday to reduce his bail on numerous breaking and entering charges to $5,000 — but Carey instead raised it to $500,000. The judge’s decision …

Area police news

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Amherst ∎ Edward Thomas Wilson, 21, of 22 Lessey St., Apt. 109, was arrested on a warrant at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday on East Hadley Road. ∎ Kevin Quesnel, 31, of 563 Bay Road, was arrested on a warrant at 8:14 p.m. Monday in downtown Amherst. ∎ A possible …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Easthampton utility box has new ‘energy’ thanks to Amy ‘BannerQueen’ Johnquest

Monday, August 10, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — While stilt walkers aiming to calm traffic captured the attention of many drivers on Cottage Street, another kind of art performance was happening outside the Municipal Building during ArtWalk on Saturday. The dull green utility box …

Michael Sims of Northampton identified as driver killed in Route 5 crash Sunday

Monday, August 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The driver killed in a head-on crash Sunday on Mount Tom Road (Route 5) was identified Monday as Michael Sims, 57, of Paradise Road in Northampton. Sims worked as a custodian for the city. Sims was …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 31, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

For the week ending July 31, 2015 Amherst B. Elaine Thomas, Brenda Elaine Thomas, to Edilberto A. Manalang, Ma Rhodeca Jill O. Manalang, 6 Winston Court, Amherst, $192,000. Elsie Kares to Andrew C. Moon, 65 Valley View Drive, Amherst, $230,000. Tooran Hajir to Hajir Revocable Trust, Tooran Hajir, …

Men on stilts, free giveaways slow pace of traffic on Union Street in Easthampton during ArtWalk

Saturday, August 8, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Motorists passing through Cottage Street during ArtWalk on Saturday were rewarded with gifts such as a free comic book, discounted flowers or a gratis barbecue dinner — but only if they stopped for pedestrians. The giveaways …

Street team

Saturday, August 8, 2015