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Joey Aranjo, seated, Joshua Santiago, standing, Luis Lasanza, in tree, and Tyger Aranjo, right, all of Holyoke, take turns on a rope swing on the banks of the Connecticut River in Northampton on Tuesday.

Two injuries at Connecticut River rope swing highlight challenges of remote rescues

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For many, weekends in the summer mean heading to the Connecticut River to beat the heat. People swim, fish, and party on boats or at beaches along the banks of the river. But the remote locations of some of those swimming spots becomes a problem when police or firefighters get a 911 call about a fight, an injury …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of living fully, aging gracefully and befriending death meets from September to May on alternate Mondays …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 24

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For the week ending July 24, 2015: Amherst Dorie Helene Goldman Est, Evan M. Goldman Personal Representative, to Kristin Ratliff, 33 Ward St., Amherst, $259,900 Fredrika P. Clement, William P. Clement, to Clement Family Trust, Fredrika P. Clement, Tr., William P Clement, Tr. , 21 High Point Drive, Amherst, $1 Kathleen Hinkel Maiolatesi to Kathleen H Maiolatesi Declaration Of Trust, Kathleen H. Maiolatesi, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel …

Wedding: Heidi McGuire & Mark Chereski

Friday, July 31, 2015

Heidi Lynn McGuire and Mark J. Chereski, both of Goshen, were married July 18 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton by Justice of the Peace Maureen Lee. Heidi was escorted and given in marriage by her brothers, Sean and …

Naming the baby

Friday, July 31, 2015

JONES — Alanna Grace, daughter of Stephen and Rebecca Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was born June 19, 2015 in Saint Francis Hospital, Oklahoma. The maternal grandparents are Kristin White of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Allen Bergeron of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The paternal grandparents are Kim Perigo of Mt. Juliet, …

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. Two great egrets and a snowy egret were reported in the Northampton-Hadley area. A Bonaparte’s gull was found in North Adams, and a lesser …

Valley creators contribute to newspaper installation art in Fitchburg

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Five Valley creators are contributing to a public art exhibit that is helping to restore some hope to the future of print media. “The Alphabet Project” by New Orleans artist Anna Schuleit Haber takes a new spin on …

Area police news: Loose lizard prompts police response in Amherst, and more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hadley ∎ David R. Ortiz Jr., 29, of Chicopee, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart. Ortiz allegedly took more than $100 worth of items. ∎ Police responded to a one-vehicle …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 …

Motorcycle flees police, crashes -- and other area police news

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Amherst ∎ Two males fighting outside an apartment at The Boulders, 188 East Hadley Road, at 3:53 p.m. Monday ended their scuffle when police got there. They were advised they could pursue their own assault-and-battery complaints in court. Hadley ∎ Police responded to a two-car crash on Route …

Hadley officials make do in temporary quarters amid Town Hall work

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HADLEY — While Town Hall undergoes asbestos removal, Hadley officials are using the forced displacement from their offices to plan for catastrophes. Fire Chief Michael H. Spanknebel said he invited those who work in Town Hall to set up shop in the public safety complex on East Street …

Pride gas station planned for former Aqua Vitae site; Hadley firefighters using neighboring vacant home for training

Monday, July 27, 2015

HADLEY — Within the next 45 days, Pride Stores will submit a plan to build a Super Pride Gas Station on the site of the former Aqua Vitae restaurant and some neighboring properties, according to Pride founder Bob Bolduc. Until then, however, Hadley’s fire department will use one …