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This dog was found by a passer-by on Moody Bridge Road last Friday afternoon. 
Hadley Police Department

How much is that doggy on the Facebook page? Lost pooch in Hadley wins a lot of ‘likes’

Monday, March 30, 2015

HADLEY — A stray dog found running along Moody Bridge Road on Friday is getting some of the heaviest traffic ever on the Hadley Police Department’s Facebook page, although police Monday still had no clues about the dog’s owner. As of Monday, two Facebook posts about the dog had been liked, shared and viewed nearly 55,000 times, making it one most active posts ever on the department’s social media site. “The better-looking the dog, the more likes it’s going to get,” Police Officer Mitchell Kuc said. “It pulls on people’s heartstrings. I wish it would pull on the heartstrings of the people who own this …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com BAYSTATE HOLDS Memorial for childRen Families and friends who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the annual “Service of Remembrance” April 19 held by Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Baystate Medical Center’s Chestnut Conference Center, 759 Chestnut St. Those who have experienced …

Attorney general targets alleged sexual harassment of Hadley diner employees; Route 9 business closes

Monday, March 30, 2015

HADLEY — As the state attorney general filed a complaint alleging “regular and repeated sexual harassment at the Route 9 Diner, the Hadley restaurant closed its doors Monday. The attorney general claims the diner’s owners and managers knew about but failed to protect female employees from “at least a decade of regular and …

Weekend Planner — Cabaret: ‘Spring to Life’ cabaret in Hadley

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Including “men and women living or working in the greater Amherst area who are linked by a common interest in enhancing the quality of life for themselves and their neighbors,” The Amherst Club has over the course of …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

At Historic Northampton “Objects of Origin,” an exhibit of work by Michael Van Winkle, will open with a reception Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through April 3 at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge …

At Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, partnerships key to conservation efforts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Forging working partnerships with landowners, state and federal agencies and private and nonprofit groups plays a critical role in the success of most conservation efforts. Assessing potential projects and rounding up the right players is a key part …

Shooting woes end Hopkins Academy’s Division 4 state title run in semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WORCESTER — After guiding the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team to a Western Massachusetts title, coach Angelo Thomas hoped Tuesday night’s loss will prepare his program to win at the state level. The Golden Hawks ran into an …

South Hadley goes cold in 65-58 loss to Marlborough in state Division 2 semifinal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Cam Earle stood at the free-throw line with just over two minutes remaining Tuesday in the state Division 2 semifinal against Marlborough. The Panthers had cut the Tigers’ lead down to one, but the South Hadley …

Eric Bertrand expected to remain at mental hospital after arraignment on charges related to Forbes Library arson and Whole Foods cayenne pepper attack

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The former Easthampton man accused of lighting a fire in Forbes Library and throwing cayenne pepper on shoppers at Whole Foods last July is likely to remain committed at a Worcester mental health hospital, his attorney …

Sports briefs: Locals shine at youth championships, spring and summer league registrations open

Monday, March 9, 2015

Local shines as Trinity College captures first NESCAC Championship The Trinity College women’s ice hockey team captured its first ever NESCAC Championship with a 3-2 overtime win against Middlebury College on Sunday. Jessie Stowell of Hadley had her shot tipped into the goal with 5 minutes, and 12 …

Peter Schoenberger of Hadley takes on rising electricity costs by creating Everyone Needs Utility Fairness

Monday, March 9, 2015

HADLEY — Pete Schoenberger was a small child during the civil rights movement, and a teenager during the Vietnam War. During both of those eras of protest, he recalls, he was too young to take a stand. But this year, the 57-year-old husband, father and homeowner said he …

Sunday fellowship at North Hadley Congregational Church continues in newly revitalized Bartlett Chapel

Monday, March 9, 2015

HADLEY — Christine Wu first set foot in the North Hadley Congregational Church 15 years ago. She was single and had not been to a church in years, but she was inspired when a friend had asked her …

South Hadley topples Tantasqua, wins 7th WMass Division 2 title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

AMHERST — South Hadley boys basketball coach Jeff Guiel emerged from the locker room on Saturday with an unraveled tie draped around his neck. He was wearing a T-shirt that read “If not now” on the front and …