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Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

Drawing the line

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 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 …

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 situation when she started teaching for the school six years ago was very different. “So …

Hopkins Academy baseball player Brett Morrison commits to Division I Fairfield University

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The myth that a low-division high school baseball player can’t advance to Division I college program continues to be shattered by Hampshire County players. On Tuesday, Hopkins Academy infielder Brett Morrison became the third Division 4 high school …

Court date postponed in Keith Rehbein’s suit against state over Hadley farm’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The court battle over whether the state was right to take the farmland adjacent to the former Seven Sisters Market Bistro from purchaser Keith Rehbein has been postponed to September as the sides negotiate outside of court. Rehbein purchased the shuttered Hadley restaurant and 32 acres …

Becket man accused of breaking into over 100 homes asks for bail reduction to $5,000; judge raises it to $500,000

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James Tarjick Jr. asked Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey on Tuesday to reduce his bail on numerous breaking and entering charges to $5,000 — but Carey instead raised it to $500,000. The judge’s decision …

Adam Waskiewicz of Hadley arrested after alleged outburst at Cooley Dickinson Hospital led 17 staff to lock themselves in nurses station

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hadley man being treated in the Behavioral Health Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital was arrested after his alleged outburst Monday night caused 17 staff members to lock themselves in a nurses station out of fear for their safety. Adam E. Waskiewicz, 35, of 83 Chmura …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Ellie’s Oils in Northampton offers many tastes of oil and vinegar

Monday, August 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For people who believe the choices for olive oil and balsamic vinegar are only “extra-virgin” and “traditional,” business partners Barbara Goldstein and Matthew Wirth in July opened a store to prove otherwise — and they will …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 31, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

For the week ending July 31, 2015 Amherst B. Elaine Thomas, Brenda Elaine Thomas, to Edilberto A. Manalang, Ma Rhodeca Jill O. Manalang, 6 Winston Court, Amherst, $192,000. Elsie Kares to Andrew C. Moon, 65 Valley View Drive, Amherst, $230,000. Tooran Hajir to Hajir Revocable Trust, Tooran Hajir, …

Keith Rehbein files lawsuit against state over former Seven Sisters property he bought in Hadley

Saturday, August 8, 2015

HADLEY — After purchasing the former Seven Sisters Market Bistro and 32 acres of farmland at a foreclosure auction in February, Keith Rehbein planned to open a farm-to-table restaurant — until the state in July derailed his plans …

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎  Arcadia Invasive Plant Removal — Volunteers welcome Saturday and Aug. 15, 22 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton. 584-3009. ∎  Walking Tour of African-American Heritage in 19th-Century Florence — Wendy …