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This farm stand at the corner of Comins and Shattuck roads was robbed of its cash box Friday night. Thieves made off with $57. Police arrested two people in connection with the incident.

'Most people are not dishonest': Hadley farmers talk farm stand thefts; police arrest two

Saturday, July 26, 2014

HADLEY — Though thieves made off with the cash box July 25 at his unstaffed farm stand at the corner of Comins and Shattuck roads, by Saturday morning, longtime farmer Joseph Czajkowski was more focused more on the fact that his neighbors were watching out for him. “It’s nice that the neighbors look out like that — good neighbors make … 0

Area police news: Man shackled during Hadley arrest

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chicopee man shackled during arrest in Hadley HADLEY — A Chicopee man who damaged a Bay Road property was arrested at Mountain Farms Mall Tuesday evening. Anselmo J. Alonso, 32, was arrested Tuesday at 7:37 p.m. outside Whole Foods Market at Mountain Farms Mall on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and carrying a dangerous weapon (a throwing star) and three counts of … 0

Hadley to pave three roads next week

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HADLEY — Three paving projects will take place over the next week. On Friday, crews from Warner Brothers of Sunderland will be resurfacing Mountain Road. The work continues Monday, when the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and North Maple Street is repaved. Finally, on both Monday and Tuesday, Comins Road will be resurfaced. All projects are dependent on dry weather. Those with questions … 0

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Northampton senior Lauren McGrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Lauren McGrath first came out for the Northampton girls track & field team, she had no idea what she was doing. Fast forward a year and a half, and she had no idea just how much she … 0

Baseball Player of the Year: Andrew Omer of Hopkins

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Andrew Omer took the role of pitching ace for the Hopkins Academy baseball team quite literally. The senior righthander earned the win in nine of 14 victories for the Golden Hawks, including seven of nine during the regular … 0

Update: Man accused of Northampton library arson, Hadley cayenne pepper attack, lost his Easthampton home to fire earlier this month

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The man police allege is responsible for a fire that caused $5,000 damage to a Forbes Library staircase Monday night was displaced from his Easthampton home by a fire earlier this month. That suspect, Eric Bertrand, … 3

Planners wary of using farmland for solar arrays

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All things being equal, David Elvin, a senior planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, would rather not see solar arrays go up on fertile fields. “We have some of the best farmland in the country here and … 0

Local baseball & softball: Caelin Mottor keeps Easthampton Metro undefeated

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Caelin Mottor used her arm and bat to ensure the Easthampton Metro Softball team remained perfect Tuesday evening. Mottor fired a 6-hitter with five strikeouts, and went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored as Easthampton (15-0) defeated Springfield 9-2 at home. Gabby Downer (two … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley Sandy Koufax wins Division B title

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South Hadley Sandy Koufax team run-ruled Ludlow for the NEYSA Division B title on Tuesday, 16-5, in five innings. The Tigers scored six runs in the first and eight in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Jarrett Sudyka had RBI triple in the first, … 0

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s TJ Fitzell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Whenever the South Hadley lacrosse team needed a play this past season, TJ Fitzell was typically the man to supply it. The senior midfielder led the Tigers in assists and finished two points off the team lead, while … 0

Hadley names police chief search committee, police experience abounds

Monday, July 14, 2014

HADLEY — The town’s police chief search committee has no shortage of law enforcement experience, as three current or former police chiefs have been named to the nine-member panel. Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone, Ralph J. “Buddy” Gould Jr., who is chief of police for Mount Holyoke, Smith … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Northampton advances to Sandy Koufax final

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the New England Youth Sports Association Division A playoffs at home on Sunday. Jordan Washburn earned the win for top-seeded Hamp (21-0), striking out six while holding Frontier to two … 0

Brooklyn woman arrested for allegedly using counterfeit $100s in Holyoke also suspected in Hadley counterfeit case

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HADLEY — Police say a Brooklyn, New York, woman arrested for using counterfeit money in Holyoke on Saturday may also have used counterfeit $100 bills at Best Buy in Hadley’s Hampshire Mall earlier that night. Holyoke Police Lt. … 0