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Area police news

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amherst ∎ McClellan Street residents at 10:49 p.m. Thursday reported a break-in that occurred after 8:30 p.m. when money was taken from a purse. There were no signs of forced entry to the home. ∎ Jayson Renard Stinson, 30, of 21 Old Amherst Road, Unit B, Belchertown, was arrested at 7:02 p.m. Thursday on East Pleasant Street on a warrant and a charge of resisting arrest. Granby ∎ Robin M. … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A black tern and a greater scaup have been seen off the Winsor Dam at the south end of the Quabbin Reservoir. A black-crowned night-heron, a great egret, a pectoral sandpiper, a semipalmated sandpiper and a greater yellowlegs were … 0

Taking it step by step

Friday, August 29, 2014

A declarer must feel his way cautiously in some hands, especially when faced with a choice of how to play a key suit. Consider this deal from a multiple-team match where, at all five tables, the final contract was six clubs and where every declarer missed the target. In each case, South cashed … 0

How to Be a Good Detective

Friday, August 8, 2014

It goes without saying that if you could see all 52 cards, you would make more tricks in the long run than if you saw only 26 cards. Nevertheless, the fact is that in the great majority of … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 8, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Alive Inside (NR) Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) Casablanca (PG) Il Sorpasso (NR) … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 8, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER 46 Middle St. To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. MEALS — Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m.; call 586-1910 two days in advance to reserve. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, August 8, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Ashfield Colin Perkins-McCraw was named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College in New York for … 0

Public art viewing platform removed from banks of Connecticut River in Hadley

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HADLEY — Fourteen months after it went up, an artistic viewing structure designed to connect passers-by to the Connecticut River landscape along North Lane has come down. Hadley public works employees this week dismantled the series of wooden … 2

Hadley dairy farm launches online funding campaign

Friday, August 1, 2014

HADLEY — More than two dozen dairy cows live at a Mill Valley Road farm, but they don’t yet provide milk for public consumption. That could change later this year. Their owners hope to make these Brown Swiss cows more productive when they open a store that will … 0

The path less traveled: Pioneer Valley Symphony receives award for ‘adventurous programming’

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing in a symphony orchestra ought to be risky business says musical conductor Paul Phillips, who for 20 years has led the Pioneer Valley Symphony along innovative musical paths. Taking those risks is just the thing to keep … 0

Pioneer Valley Symphony: Looking to the future

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Among the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s programs are ones designed to make its music accessible to everyone in the community, says Mandi Jo Hanneke, president of the orchestra’s board of directors. For example, the symphony has a new program … 0

Agencies team up for first ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will pool their efforts Wednesday to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing … 0

Hadley’s Cal Ripken run comes to an end in New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. ­— The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team won the program’s first-ever state championship to advance to the New England Regional. After rallying to survive the opening weekend, it’s historic run ended with a 6-3 loss to Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday at Glander Field Complex. … 0