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Weekend Planner — Dance: Performance at East Street Ballet in Hadley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ilse Kapteyn and Ruben Rascon, graduates of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow who now dance with the New Jersey Ballet, have been conducting master classes for the past two week at the East Street Dance Center, where Kapteyn, a Deerfield native, also studied. On Friday the two will join fellow professional dancers Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin and Eugenia Zinovieva and master-class … 0

Hadley K-9 Nomar helps Amherst police find bag of marijuana tossed by suspect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — The Hadley Police K-9 unit was called to Amherst to help search for an item thrown toward a wooded area by a person who Amherst police arrested on Kellogg Avenue. The request for Hadley’s search dog, Nomar, was received about 8:30 p.m. and within about a half hour the dog tracked … 0

Work planned Sept. 2 on East Street and Bay Road in Hadley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HADLEY — Two Hadley streets will be stone-sealed by crews with the Hadley Department of Public Works and All States Asphalt of Sunderland on Sept. 2. East Street between Route 9 and Bay Road, and Bay Road between its intersections with East Street and West Street, will be the focus of the work, scheduled between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the construction, … 0

The horse rescuers: Westhampton fire crews invest to save horses that have fallen

Friday, August 15, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — With muscles bulging under their sleek hides, horses are pictures of strength. That’s where phrases like “horsepower” and “as healthy as a horse” came from. But even big, strong horses need a little help sometimes. In … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. Great egrets were reported in Longmeadow, Hadley, New Salem and Pittsfield. A blue-winged teal, a common gallinule and a Virginia rail were found in … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 15, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Blues Brothers (R) Cavalry (R) Chinatown (R) Dog Day Afternoon (R) … 0

Basic card-reading

Friday, August 15, 2014

Most declarers find it difficult to look 10 or more tricks ahead — even though in some deals it is relatively easy to do. For example, take this case where South got to six notrump and West led … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice Mondays at 9:15 a.m.; Yoga Stretch, Wednesdays at 9:15am TOWN NURSE — Office hours, Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to … 0

Super Rooster, Supermoon

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Keeping Tabs of the Arts: PaintBox Theatre’s ‘Tarzan’ and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jungle story PaintBox Theatre will close its summer season with a production of “Tarzan,” under the roof inside the Grandstand at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. The classic tale that’s been adapted and directed by Tom McCabe, … 0

Man arrested while doing calisthenics at West Cemetery in Amherst, Northampton woman arrested on domestic assault and battery charge, other area police news

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 57-year-old man whose address is listed as the streets of Amherst was found drinking alcohol while using gravestones in the West Cemetery to do calisthenics at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday. The man was issued a $300 ticket for violating the town’s open container bylaw, police said. … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 2005 Toyota Corolla parked on Pondview Drive sustained heavy damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run pickup truck Monday night, police said. The owner of the vehicle, Darcy Dumont of 143 Pondview Drive, said the accident, which occurred at 10:56 p.m., is concerning because … 0

Hadley, Easthampton hold hearings this week on Comcast plan to take over cable TV contract from Charter; customer service on agenda

Monday, August 11, 2014

HADLEY — The Select Board will hold a hearing Wednesday night to review the plan by Comcast to take over the town’s cable television franchise agreement now held by Charter Communications. The change results from Comcast’s planned $45 … 0