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Four taken to hospital after Maple Farm Food in Hadley evacuated due to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide Friday

Friday, December 26, 2014

HADLEY — Four people were taken to the hospital Friday after being exposed to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide at Maple Farm Foods in Hadley, police reported. At 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Hadley Fire Department received a call from Maple Farms Food at 10 South Maple St. reporting that a man had fainted, possibly due to exposure to exhaust fumes from a forklift. At the scene, firefighters measured high levels …

Ciaglo family farm, site of Seven Sisters Market Bistro and Long Hollow Bison Farm, to be sold to highest bidder

Friday, December 26, 2014

HADLEY — Following the failed business venture of Seven Sisters Market Bistro, farmland owned by the Ciaglo family for generations will be sold at auction Feb. 4, about two years after the market celebrated its grand opening. The auction will include the property and land at 270 and 272 Russell St., as well …

Eleven fire departments gain 22 newly certified volunteer firefighters

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — Eleven fire departments in western Massachusetts have 22 newly certified volunteer firefighters who graduated from the Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Training program earlier this month. The program offers classes on nights and weekends to people already affiliated with a fire department, and is designed for those who are enrolled in school or work full time. Based in Stow, the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 GENTLE FITNESS — Monday, 11 to 11:30 a.m. SHINE — Health insurance assistance by appointment Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic —Tuesday , 9 to 10 a.m. FREE BREAD — Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., boxes of food, …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 12, 2014

northampton first night — Volunteers needed to help out with Northampton First Night — celebrate and participate at the same time. Log on to www.firstnightnorthampton.org and click on the “volunteer” tab. Or call 584-7327 Smith College Botanic Garden — Volunteers needed to provide tours for K-12 classes; staff …

Beloved Hadley Korean Restaurant Gohyang to close its doors this week; owner Hyunjeong Kim to head back to Korea for family issues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HADLEY — Its name means “hometown,” but the restaurant that has been a home away from home for its owner could not keep her from a family crisis in her native land. Hyunjeong Kim, owner of the Gohyang …

Check it out: Area health events and news briefs

Monday, December 8, 2014

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com HIP AND KNEE PAIN TALK The common causes of hip and knee pain, along with treatment options, will be discussed by surgeon Daniel Sage, Dec. 18 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The free lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Dakin …

Robots take over Barstow family farm in Hadley

Friday, December 5, 2014

HADLEY — After receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve their seventh generation family farm, the Barstows are using the money to populate it with robots. While negotiating the sale of the Agricultural Preservation Restriction rights on …

Sherill Pineda of Hadley released from hospital after treatment for injuries suffered in SUV rollover

Friday, December 5, 2014

HADLEY — A Hadley woman injured when her sports utility vehicle rolled over Tuesday night on Old Bay Road has been discharged from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, according to a hospital spokesman. He declined to say when Sherill Pineda, 39, left the hospital. She had been listed …

Bird sightings this week in western Massachusetts

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A lark sparrow was found in the Honey Pot section of Hadley. Also seen in the Honey Pot and along Aqua Vita Road were …

Friday, December 5, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Fiddler on the Roof (G) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) The Theory of Everything …

Protesters scare customers at Hadley Wal-Mart, no arrests made

Friday, December 5, 2014

HADLEY — A vocal group of about 50 protesters converged inside Wal-Mart about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, scaring some customers by chanting loudly and refusing to disperse. Sgt. John Robitaille of the Hadley Police Department said about six officers and a canine responded to the store at 337 Russell …

Area charter schools accept applications for enrollment

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Area charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School in South Hadley, Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Easthampton, Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley and Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke are …