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Friendly’s restaurant closes on King Street in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — What was for many people a nostalgic downtown fixture has closed its doors. The Friendly’s restaurant at 63 King St. closed Monday, according to a statement by the chain’s corporate headquarters in Wilbraham. GLG Corporation owned by Gary L. Glenn of Granby operated the restaurant which has been on King Street for decades. A sign on its door now directs customers to his other Friendly’s restaurants at 54 Main St. in Florence and 455 Russell St. in Hadley. Managers at those two restaurants Tuesday referred questions to Glenn who could not be reached for comment. “I thank you for your patronage over the … 1

Christopher Zingle identified as sex offender living in Florence

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police have issued a notice of a Level 3 sex offender living in Florence. Christopher Adam Zingle, 31, of 17 North Maple St., was convicted of three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in 2002. Zingle is described as a white man, 5 feet 5 inches … 0

SLIDESHOW: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Hitchcock Center, Earthwork Programs connect children and environment

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On a hot summer day in mid-July, Rainier Jewett, 8, of Florence rose up from the underbrush in the woods of Conway covered in mud and forest debris and sporting a broad, sly smile. Then several more young campers, including Caleb Schmitt 13, and Ari Benjamin 10, both of Williamsburg, also emerged from … 0

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Friday, June 27, 2014

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Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 20, 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 Jesse Coull, son of John Coull … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 13, 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 Brianna Leonard, member of the class of 2017 and a sociology major, was named to the … 0

Relay for Life to wrap up annual fundraising event at Look Memorial Park, Florence

Friday, June 13, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series of guest articles explaining aspects of Relay For Life of Hampshire County, an annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. The two-day Relay concludes June 14 at Look Memorial Park in … 0

The long and the short of it: A review of last Saturday’s music at the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a Valley of live venues, the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence is one of the newest kids on the block. Located above JJ’s Tavern, its painted logo adorns the stage wall: the “13th” in a moon, … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 6, 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 Camille Lennon Devoney graduated from the University of Southern California as a Renaissance Scholar and Phi … 0

Northampton gets $64,800 federal grant for sprinkler system in Florence fire station

Friday, June 6, 2014

Northampton — The city has received a $64,800 to install a sprinkler system in the Florence fire station. This type of sprinkler system was not included when the station was built in 1972, but is required in newer buildings, such as the fire department headquarters, according to Fire … 0

Northampton Market sells $1 million World Class Millions scratch ticket

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — On Tuesday, Gregory Kilbride of Florence went to the Northampton Market to purchase a $30 World Class Millions lottery ticket. He came back about 20 minutes later to tell everyone in the store, including owner Danny Patel, that he had won $1 million. Patel was thrilled. … 0

Relay participant, cancer survivor, walks for others

Friday, May 30, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in a series of guest articles explaining aspects of Relay For Life of Hampshire County, a yearly American Cancer Society fundraiser. This year’s Relay will be June 13-14 at Look Memorial Park … 0

Jacqueline Mendonsa of Florence named Shutesbury Elementary School principal

Friday, May 23, 2014

SHUTESBURY — For the second time in a year, Shutesbury Elementary School will have a new principal starting July 1. Jacqueline Mendonsa, 32, of Florence, was hired Wednesday to replace Principal Maureen Ryan, who announced in March that she would resign at the end of this school year. … 0