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Elizabeth Barajas-Roman new director of Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

After advocating for issues related to women’s rights and immigrants on the national level, Elizabeth Barajas-Román has switched to promoting change and creating partnerships locally as the new chief executive officer of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. An experienced leader in policy and advocacy, Barajas-Román will now lead one of the top social change philanthropic organizations dedicated to women’s rights and equality in western Massachusetts. In her first four weeks at the Easthampton-based organization, Barajas-Román’s time has been focused on a $240,000 grant dedicated to collaborative projects that address women’s issues in Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire and Hampden counties. “We know by working together there … 0

Good weather, many activities make for strong attendance at Three County Fair in Northampton

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — You know it’s a hot, sunny day at the Three County Fair when the stand selling fresh-squeezed lemonade runs out of lemons. That’s what happened Monday afternoon, when temperatures hit 87 degrees, and the lemonade stand owned by Gino Orlandi of Cummington only had corn dogs left for sale. “It’s hot,” … 0

B2B ID: Bryan Daley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAME: Bryan Daley JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Owner, Easthampton Music Conservatory, 12 Greenwood Court, Easthampton WEBSITE: http://www.westernmamusic.com/ AGE: Over 35 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2009 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: My wife, Taryn, and I are full time, and there are various part-time music instructors as well. WHAT YOU … 0

Fire destroys artists’ work and equipment at Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — As she stood next to a soot-covered, 5-foot-tall abstract painting Tuesday afternoon, artist Marlene Rye bemoaned the loss of her work. “This painting is worth $4,000 and it’s definitely gone,” she said. That painting and perhaps … 0

Fire damages Paragon Arts & Industry Building in Easthampton

Monday, August 4, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A small fire inside a fitness studio on the top floor of the Paragon Arts & Industry Building caused minor smoke and fire damage to the building, but more than $90,000 in artwork may have been … 1

Around Easthampton: City readies for boardwalk project, welcomes new Licensing Board member

Monday, August 4, 2014

The newest member of the Easthampton Licensing Board is a veteran volunteer in the city. Kelly Richey, 54, of 84 Highland Ave., was chairwoman of the Conservation Commission for 14 years before stepping down last fall. “I was looking for something else to do for the community and … 0

Haunted house under construction in Easthampton mill building not for children, faint of heart

Sunday, August 3, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A man in a lab coat embroidered with the name BioMedCorp greeted a Gazette reporter Thursday at a door off the lobby of the Button Building on Union Street. If you haven’t heard of BioMedCorp, that’s … 0

Card holders’ information continues to be stolen; all mum on local businesses affected by suspected data breach

Sunday, August 3, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — City resident Elizabeth Hildebrandt said she has had her debit card information stolen twice, once at the end of May and again at the end of June, after shopping at stores in Easthampton. It has been … 3

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

Area briefs

Friday, August 1, 2014

Amherst ROAD WORK: Pine Street is the latest Amherst road where a resurfacing project is commencing. Lane Construction is expected to be at the North Amherst road lowering road structures for the next several weekdays, starting at 7 a.m. Driveways will be accessible, though delays are expected for … 0

Glendale Street Easthampton to close Wednesday and Thursday for intersection work

Friday, August 1, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The Police Department is asking drivers to avoid part of Glendale Street if possible Wednesday and Thursday as a small section of the street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The closure is due to the ongoing work to reconstruct the intersection of … 0

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. … 0

Metro softball: Easthampton falls in championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To get a shot at the Metro League Championship, the Easthampton Eliminators first had to win the conclusion of a suspended semifinal game Tuesday night. A 5-3 win over Chicopee sent them to the finals, but their season … 0