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Five taken to hospital after accident in Hadley

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

HADLEY — Five people required treatment at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton after a Sunday morning crash on Route 9 at West Street, according to police. Hadley Police Chief Michael Mason said Wednesday that a vehicle driven by Anjali Khanna, 28, of Meadow Street, Amherst, was traveling east on Route 9 around 10 a.m. when she attempted to make a left turn onto West Street. Malcolm Thomas, 33, of Village …

Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings win first New England championship

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Greater Holyoke YMCA swim team made history and ended a dynasty this weekend at MIT. Greater Holyoke took home its program’s first New England YMCA championship en route to ending the YMCA of the North Shore’s 15-year reign. The Holyoke Y, which trains a large number of local swimmers, finished with 1,667 …

Health events: Workshops, support groups, resources

Monday, March 23, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING GENTLE MOVEMENT —and Yoga classes for Parkinson’s Disease with Donna Brooks. Improves coordination, dexterity, strength, balance, motor control and rapidity. Fun filled classes: Wednesdays: 9:30 to 10:30 emphasizes Yoga and relaxation. 11 a.m. to noon emphasizes movement, rhythm, voice. Fee associated. First class free. Call 230-1260 or visit originalbodywisdom.com. BLOOD PRESSURE …

Four people hurt in two-vehicle accident on Route 9 in Hadley

Monday, March 23, 2015

HADLEY — At least four people were taken by ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton following a two-vehicle accident on Route 9 at West Street on Sunday morning, according to Hadley Police. The crash occurred near the Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell St. at 10:04 a.m., said Officer …

Business briefs

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Trucking company delivers for children HADLEY — Ideal Movers and Storage is donating its services to deliver items to Massachusetts children. They are working with Cradles to Crayons, an agency that provides children living in homeless or low-income …

Hadley police arrest Thomas Pitoniak, suspected of breaking into unlocked vehicles

Friday, March 20, 2015

HADLEY — A man who may be responsible for a string of break-ins to unlocked vehicles throughout town over the past three months was arrested after he was observed illegally entering a car parked in a Lawrence Plain Road driveway early Friday morning, police said. Thomas J. Pitoniak, …

Victim of attack at off-campus party contends UMass football player has not been appropriately disciplined

Friday, March 20, 2015

AMHERST — Nearly a month after a University of Massachusetts Amherst football player was identified as a suspect in attacks that left two students seriously injured at an off-campus house party, police say they have filed aggravated assault …

Experts say melting snow in the Valley unlikely to contribute to flood risk

Friday, March 20, 2015

Despite the record snowfall this winter in some parts of the state, experts are not expecting any increased risk of flooding in the Pioneer Valley. “The spring flood threat for the Connecticut River is normal,” Nicole Belk, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton said in …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, March 20, 2015

Amherst Jonathan Park was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Northampton Jenna Murray was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of …

Virginia judge ousts CEO of company that sold unsuitable wood product for Summit House

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Karen M. Slimak, the founder and CEO of a lumber company that sold a problematic wood product to the state for the Mount Holyoke Summit House renovations in Hadley, has been removed as manager of the …

As drivers swerve to avoid sea of potholes, officials scramble to repair them

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At one end of Woodlawn Avenue are the Northampton High School and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. At the other are the YMCA and B’nai Israel Synagogue. In between is a sea of fragmented concrete littered with potholes. …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, March 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, apple, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: …