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Weekend high schools:Niccolo Cardaropoli, Jack Rees net four goals each for Amherst hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hat tricks weren’t enough for the Amherst High School ice hockey team in an 11-1 win over Turners Falls. Niccolo Cardaropoli and Jack Rees each found the net four times in the Hurricanes’ comfortable road win Saturday. Jake Balderston, Max Hopley and Nathan Masteralexis scored the other Amherst (11-1-3, 10-1-1 Fay-Wright) goals. Bryce Jordan scored Turners Falls’ goal. Easthampton 2, Greenfield 2 — Smith Academy student Evan Simmons had a …

Owner of World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield adjusts to slower sales

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GREENFIELD — Eight months after the owner of World Eye Bookshop on Main Street held a week-long campaign to sell $15,000 worth of merchandise to keep her store from going out of business, she says sales are still slow but she is learning how to adjust. Jessica Mullins celebrated her fifth anniversary last …

Train derails in Deerfield early Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — A train derailed in Deerfield at 4 a.m. on Sunday. No spills, leaks or any hazardous materials were reported. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported the incident to the South Deerfield Police, according to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski. Police said train derailment is a common occurrence, but depending on the contents of …

Jail jobs program teaches pizza-making to Franklin County House of Correction inmates

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GREENFIELD — James “JR” Kelley said he’s always been interested in food, and once he’s released from the Franklin County House of Correction, where he’s been serving time for a little more than a year, he’ll leave with …

State Police nab Erving man in Turners Falls after 120 mph chase up I-91

Sunday, January 31, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — After a high-speed chase from Springfield to Turners Falls, police apprehended a man driving without a valid licence on Sunday morning. Authorities cornered the driver, 20-year-old Anthony Fortunato, of Erving after he dodged motor vehicle …

Area business briefs

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Herrell’s to hold Whole Children fundraiser NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s Ice Cream will sponsor its second annual “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” to benefit Whole Children from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6. The event will include a …

Congressman James McGovern cites frustration with Republicans over issues including hunger and health care

Saturday, January 23, 2016

GREENFIELD — U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, sounded almost proud last week telling a Franklin County Chamber of Commerce breakfast audience “We actually got some things done” at the end of this year — passing five-year highway transportation …

State Department of Public Utilities schedules hearing in Greenfield on Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s request for access to private properties

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The state Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a March 30 public hearing in Greenfield on the petition by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. that would require landowners to provide access to more than 400 private properties to conduct surveys for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project. …

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan sponsors conference on schools’ role in substance abuse prevention

Friday, January 15, 2016

HADLEY — “You are the front lines in prevention. You can make a difference in kids’ lives.” That’s the charge Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan gave Friday morning to a packed room of school nurses, guidance councilors and other education professionals at the Hadley Farms Meeting House …

Police investigate break-ins in Northampton, Easthampton and Greenfield

Friday, January 15, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — Area police departments joined forces Friday in an effort to uncover more information regarding a series of business break-ins that may be related. Northampton Police Capt. John D. Cartledge said police responded to a triggered alarm at Racing Mart, 54 Easthampton Road, about 12:20 a.m. Friday. …

Owner of Magical Child toy store in Greenfield plans to close at end of January if she does not sell business

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GREENFIELD — After announcing that she would close her doors at the end of the month if her business does not sell, the owner of Magical Child toy store on Main Street said she’s received a “phenomenal” response …

Hope & Olive in Greenfield relies on fresh, local foods and work culture that retains employees

Sunday, January 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — It’s the business mantra that just about everyone has heard — restaurants have a notoriously high rate of failure compared to other ventures. But in Greenfield, the Hope & Olive at the corner of Hope and …

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders draws estimated 3,400 at UMass rally

Saturday, January 2, 2016

AMHERST — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew a crowd estimated at 3,400 to the University of Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon for his first rally of 2016, calling the new year a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. …