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Vivian Poreda, accused of robbing Northampton bank with toy gun, on house arrest after making bail

Friday, July 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Since her arrest in June on an armed robbery charge, Vivian Poreda of Holyoke has asked two judges to let her go home on house arrest so she could take care of her ailing husband while awaiting trial. Poreda, 58, was able to return home Friday — under house arrest and monitored by a GPS device — after she posted the $2,500 bail set by Hampshire Superior Court …

Local police officers on FBI’s Western Massachusetts Joint Terrorism Task Force work daily to investigate, foil suspected terrorist plots

Friday, July 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. District Court grand jurors who indicted Alexander Ciccolo Thursday on charges connected to an alleged terrorist plot had help in making their decision from a western Massachusetts task force consisting partly of local police officers. The Joint Terrorism Task Force, based out of the FBI’s Springfield office at 1441 …

Small black bear struck and killed by northbound vehicle in Interstate 91 in Holyoke

Monday, July 13, 2015

HOLYOKE — A black bear that ventured into a travel lane on Interstate 91 was struck and killed by a passing vehicle Monday afternoon. A 2002 GMC Sonoma traveling northbound and driven by a 55-year-old Turners Falls man, who was not identified, hit the small bear in the right travel lane around 3:55 p.m., according to Trooper Thomas Ryan. “The bear died as …

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 …

Anglers reel ’em in at Holyoke Gas & Electric Shad Derby

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Adult and youth anglers gathered along the shores of the Connecticut River over the weekend to participate in the Holyoke Gas & Electric Shad Derby. The four-day competition, spread over two weekends each May, continues May 16 and …

Christopher Clark Road on Mount Tom reopens after microburst

Monday, May 11, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Christopher Clark Road on Mount Tom reopened Friday after being closed for several months due to storm damage from the Oct. 8 microburst. The road was closed from Route 141 to the Mount Tom State Reservation visitor center, at the intersection with Reservation Road, since the …