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Wednesday’s summer baseball: Northampton Juniors advance to District 2 title game

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Northampton Little League Junior team assured itself a spot in the District 2 championship game with a 14-3 victory over Westfield in five innings Wednesday evening. Noah Brink went 3 for 3, drove in four runs and scored two more for Hamp (3-0), which will play for the title Monday. Jack Diggins had a two-run double and a run scored, while Patrick Serio added a hit and an RBI. …

Petition to name Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk for Debra and Michael Tautznik circulates in Easthampton

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Several city residents are organizing a petition calling on city officials to name the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk for Debra and Michael Tautznik. The text of the petition states that people who sign it want to honor the “dedicated service” of former mayor Michael Tautznik, who worked for over a decade to have the boardwalk constructed, and in memory of his wife …

David Ewing takes out nomination papers for at-large City Council seat as election season begins in Easthampton

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

EASTHAMPTON —At least one new candidate may run for the four at-large City Council seats in November as former mayoral candidate David G. Ewing took out nomination papers Wednesday. Two incumbents, Mayor Karen L. Cadieux and at-large City Councilor Joseph P. McCoy, also took out papers for their current positions before the city clerk’s office closed Wednesday — the first day nomination forms …

Local officials to form committee to decide future of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Area school officials and others with an interest in the future of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School plan to form a committee to explore possible changes in the school’s governance, with regionalization being one possibility. “There are complex issues about why we choose to support …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Easthampton City Council unanimously approves capping size of retail buildings

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — So-called “big-box” stores will not be allowed to open in Easthampton after the City Council on Wednesday approved a zoning change that caps the size of a building housing a single retailer to 50,000 square feet. The council also voted to allow officials to borrow money …

Melonie Cummings charged with housing fugitive boyfriend Keith Truehart; he's held without bail on charges he beat her 9-month-old daughter

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A week after wanted fugitive Keith A. Truehart was found hiding under the sink in his girlfriend’s Belchertown apartment, she was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges she helped hide him and allowed him …

The Mediterranean way: The Easthampton Council on Aging offers men a path to healthy living

Monday, June 15, 2015

Inside the old post office that serves as the Easthampton Council on Aging and Enrichment Center on a recent afternoon, 15 men sat listening to dietitian Bill Bradley talk about his trip to the Greek island of Crete. …

Williston Northampton School to test new audio emergency alert system Wednesday

Monday, June 15, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Residents and passersby in the area of the Williston Northampton School at noon Wednesday may hear a loud 20-second tone followed by an announcement — but it’s only a test. The school, at 19 Payson Ave., plans to test a new emergency alert system installed over …

Organized chaos

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Debra Tautznik of Easthampton remembered as selfless volunteer who loved Easthampton, environment, the arts

Sunday, June 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Debra and Michael Tautznik had a long and full day planned in the city they loved Saturday. Both ardent supporters of the arts in equal measure to their passion for Easthampton, Deb agreed to help out …

Debra Tautznik of Easthampton, wife of former mayor, dies in stairway fall on Cottage Street

Sunday, June 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON -- Debra A. Tautznik, married to the city's former mayor and a beloved figure in her own right, died Saturday in a fall while she was volunteering at the city’s Cultural Chaos event.  According to the Northwestern district attorney's office, she was fatally injured when she fell down …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …