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Bird sightings

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A black-crowned night-heron has been seen for several days at Forest Park in Springfield. Two olive-sided flycatchers were reported in Belchertown and another two were seen in Tyringham. An upland sandpiper was found in the Honeypot section of Hadley. A long-billed dowitcher was seen at Arcadia …

Upcoming events for area seniors

Friday, September 4, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for Thursday A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Thursday at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the sheriffs of Hampshire and Franklin counties, it is open to anyone who is interested. Breakfast will …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Skinner State Park — Free programs at the park, off Routes 47, Hadley: Saturdays and Sundays: Summit House tours, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays: Changing Landscape Hike, 1 p.m. Tuesdays: Wild Woods Walk, 10 a.m.; Speaking with Skulls, 3 p.m. Thursdays: Fitness Hike, 9:30 a.m. (meet at Halfway Parking Area); Raptors Over the Range, 3 p.m. (meet at Summit House deck). $5 …

Federal official tours addition at Chinese Immersion school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HADLEY — Lian Duan, a middle school math teacher at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, has a large classroom on the fourth floor of the school’s new addition — but it wasn’t always that way. Her …

UMass football player Da’Sean Downey to be arraigned in October in connection with altercation that injured 2 students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — A linebacker for the University of Massachusetts Amherst football team will be arraigned in October on assault charges stemming from an altercation at a Hadley house party earlier this year that left one victim temporarily unconscious …

Indy film: Local filmmakers recreate ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ — scene by scene

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

(STORY UPDATE): On Friday, organizers at Northampton Community Television postponed the screening, originally scheduled for Monday at Forbes Library in Northampton, of “The Crowdsourced Cinema Project.” The program involves some 40 teams of filmmakers who recreated scenes from …

Two-car crash slows Route 9 traffic in Hadley Wednesday morning

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HADLEY — A two-car crash slowed traffic on Route 9 Wednesday morning, but neither driver was taken to a hospital, police said. The crash was reported at 8 a.m. in front of Auto Express at 212 Russell St., according to Hadley police officer Doug Costa. Costa said a …

McGovern leads state, federal officials on farm tour of western Massachusetts

Monday, August 24, 2015

HADLEY — Congressman James McGovern, D-Worcester, kicked off a two-day western Massachusetts farm tour Monday, visiting the North Hadley Sugar Shack and Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst, along with five others. “Agriculture is an important part of …

Seth Isman looking at months of recovery after Cummington accident, wife says

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Erika Hollister of Hadley said her husband’s breathing tube prevented him from speaking when he woke up in the Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center after his Aug. 5 car accident on Route 9. He …

Indie Automotive, shop burned in Aug. 5 fire, announces temporary quarters in Hadley

Monday, August 24, 2015

HADLEY — Indie Automotive, one of the Hatfield repair shops destroyed in a fire earlier this month, has secured temporary quarters in Hadley. Starting Monday, the Volvo and Saab repair business will be operating at 12 Russell St. …

Girl, 12, injured in tubing accident on Conn. River

Sunday, August 23, 2015

HADLEY — An unidentified 12-year-old girl from Easthampton was injured Sunday morning in a tubing accident on the Connecticut River, according to Hadley Police. Police said the girl was tubing with family members just south of Sportsman’s Marina near the Calvin Coolidge Bridge when she was injured around …

Hadley’s vacant Route 9 buildings provide ‘rare and valuable’ training opportunity for area firefighters

Friday, August 21, 2015

HADLEY — “Step into the boots and see if they fit.” Fire Chief Michael H. Spanknebel points to two black boots with a pair of fireproof pants settled around the ankles. “We’re going to give you Austin’s gear.” …

Daily hikers

Friday, August 21, 2015