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Clinton postpones event in Holyoke to attend South Carolina services

Sunday, June 28, 2015

HOLYOKE — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s planned fundraiser in Holyoke on Thursday has been postponed as she attends services for the victims of the June 17 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State was scheduled to be at three events that day — two on Cape Cod and one at the Log Cabin & Meeting House — …

Family, friends of Edward and Brittany McGrath ask public to attend expected guilty plea, sentencing for James Ainsworth

Friday, June 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James W. Ainsworth is expected to admit in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday that he was high on heroin when the SUV he was driving struck a motorcycle on Route 5 last August, killing a father and daughter. But family and friends of victims Edward and Brittany McGrath are not happy …

Holyoke-based union representing laborers cites impact of job creation by proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Northeast Energy Direct project proposed by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. could represent pay dirt for unionized construction workers around western Massachusetts, say two representatives for the Holyoke-based union local representing laborers. Even though the estimated 3,000 jobs on the project would only be for about 18 months, the pipeline could lead …

North Star learning center completes move from Hadley to Sunderland

Friday, June 19, 2015

SUNDERLAND — North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens has moved to Sunderland after 13 years in Hadley following that town’s choice not to renew North Star’s lease at the Russell Street School building at the corner of Route 9 and Middle Street. “Hadley has been wonderful for us,” …

Richard R. O’Riley of Ware identified as victim of truck accident at I-91 work zone

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The man killed in an accident at a work site on Interstate 91 at Exit 15 in Holyoke has been identified as Richard R. O’Riley, 51, of Ware. State Police are continuing to investigate the crash that killed O’Riley when he was hit by a dump truck about …

Hillary Clinton schedules fundraiser in Holyoke for July 2

Thursday, June 11, 2015

HOLYOKE — Local supporters of Hillary Clinton prepared to pony up the cash will have a chance to meet the presidential hopeful when she comes to Holyoke on July 2. A “Conversation with Hillary” will be held at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, at a cost of …

Marc Montminy of Connecticut says he has community policing experience to be Northampton’s chief

Thursday, June 11, 2015

MANCHESTER, CONN. — Sitting behind his desk Wednesday at the Manchester Police Department, Chief Marc Montminy said that he never really considered being a police chief until he made lieutenant in the department in 2000. His supervisor told …

Construction worker struck and killed by dump truck at work site on Interstate 91 in Holyoke

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

HOLYOKE — State Police are investigating an accident in which a construction worker in a work zone on Interstate 91 in Holyoke near Exit 15 was struck and killed by a dump truck about 3 a.m. Wednesday. State Police Sgt. Thomas Ryan said the accident remains under investigation …

Biologist Boyd Kynard an expert on behavior and ecology of shortnose sturgeon in Connecticut River

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Boyd Kynard is an internationally respected scientist, researcher and innovator whose passion is to understand fish behavior, and apply that knowledge to improving the viability of migratory fish species. His target is sturgeon, more specifically here in New …

Kevin Pardee indicted on kidnapping, assault, weapons charges after two incidents involving girlfriend in Easthampton

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 28-year-old Easthampton man who has been jailed since he was accused of kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend has been indicted on numerous charges related to two alleged incidents involving the woman. Kevin E. Pardee, whose last known address was 12 Plain St., was indicted Monday …

Keith Truehart, accused of breaking baby’s ribs in Belchertown, added to State Police Most Wanted list

Monday, June 1, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A 30-year-old man accused of breaking an infant’s ribs in Belchertown in 2014 is still at large and was recently added to the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list. Keith A. Truehart, who previously lived in …

The perseverance sheepskin: Holyoke Community College honors 1,030 can-do graduates

Saturday, May 30, 2015

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College graduates shared stories of the difficult but rewarding paths that led them to the stage of the MassMutual Center in Springfield Saturday morning, where thousands gathered to cheer on the 1,030 members of …

Memorial ride for the late Dorie Goldman to help introduce Holyoke children to bicycles

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AMHERST — A Holyoke program designed to introduce children to bicycles is just the type of thing the late Dorie Goldman would have wanted to support. That’s why it’s fitting that a benefit bicycle ride next month in …