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ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER
Sara Kaplan, Taylor White and Emma Sevene protest allegations of sexual harassment at the Route 9 Diner in Hadley on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

Handful of demonstrators protest sexual harassment outside Route 9 Diner

Sunday, November 16, 2014

HADLEY — A protest against sexual harassment in the restaurant industry outside the Route 9 Diner drew only six people on Sunday afternoon. Inside, the impact of two weeks of publicity around charges posted to social media that former waitresses at the popular 24-hour restaurant were groped, trapped in a walk-in cooler and the subjects of unwelcome verbal and physical …

Some current waitstaff at Route 9 Diner in Hadley oppose protest, say sexual harassment no longer problem

Friday, November 14, 2014

HADLEY — Sophie Marciano, 18, says she has never been sexually harassed in her 2½ years working as a waitress at the Route 9 Diner in Hadley. But in the last few weeks, since 10 former waitresses and one former manager described alleged sexual harassment and even assault at the diner between 2007 …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Emotional support and information on resources. Led by Helen MacMellon, LCSW and Peg DeNault, RN. Questions or to register, call 259-3062. TRAVEL — Details available at the senior travel desk. Call 259-3060, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Younger …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …

Hampshire Regional finishes third at WMass, punches ticket to girls cross country state meet

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Hampshire Regional girls cross country team kept its season alive with a third-place finish in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships at Northfield Recreation Center on Saturday. “We really thought we had a pretty good …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …

With push from younger officers, police departments are signing up for Facebook, Twitter

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police Chief Russell P. Sienkiewicz said he was skeptical when several younger officers approached him months ago with an idea of starting a Facebook page and Twitter account for the department. “I’ve seen other departments have …

To protect and serve, and post appropriately: Police Departments remind officers to post carefully on social media

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Most area police officials interviewed this week said social media policies and guidelines have helped them put the technology to good use. But some departments discovered unexpected land mines — and then took steps to address the pitfalls. Two local police departments recently took action when …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Emotional support and information on resources. Led by Helen MacMellon, LCSW and Peg DeNault, RN. Questions or to register, call 259-3062. SHINE (Serving the …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 7, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, baked Tater Tots, carrot sticks, diced pears, fresh apple TUESDAY: Veterans Day, no school WEDNESDAY: Beefburger, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, banana, oven baked fries, garden salad THURSDAY: Loaded beef nachos, carrot sticks, chickpea salad, bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesey pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, …

Owners of Route 9 Diner in Hadley hire former Hampden County assistant district attorney to review allegations of sexual harassment

Thursday, November 6, 2014

HADLEY — The owners of the Route 9 Diner said they have hired a former Hampden County assistant district attorney to review allegations of sexual harassment made in blog postings by former employees. Elizabeth Dineen, who served for …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Amherst JOLLY JAUNT: Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Amherst Brewing Co. are teaming up to host the 12th annual Jolly Jaunt 5K road race and walk presented by the New Balance Foundation on Dec. 6 at the brewpup, 10 University Drive. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and …

Suspect in North Amherst fire station vandalism allegedly punches paramedic en route to hospital

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — A 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student who police say caused extensive damage at the North Fire Station and later punched a paramedic while being taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital faces charges by both Amherst and Hadley …