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Rollover crash on Interstate 91 southbound backs up traffic on highway and in Northampton

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A single-vehicle rollover accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 91 snarled traffic for more than an hour Friday afternoon on the highway and in downtown Northampton. A 2010 Ford Econoline van driven southbound by John Hamel, 25, of Plymouth, rolled over about 2 p.m., according to Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Murphy. The accident occurred near Exit 16 in Holyoke. Hamel declined medical attention, no charges had … 0

Holyoke mayor’s cousin reaches plea agreement in connection with March drunken driving incident on city bike path

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Holyoke man arrested last month after he drove onto the city bike path near Union Station will lose his driver’s license for 45 days and pay $300 in fines under a plea agreement reached in Northampton District Court. Nicholas A. Duclos, 22, a cousin of Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, admitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding this … 0

Calendula Chaudle of Holyoke arrested on gun, drug charges

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — State police arrested Calendula Chaudle, 37, of Holyoke, at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in Holyoke and charged him with unlicensed carrying of a firearm and possession of a Class A drug (heroin). Chaudle was taken to the Northampton barracks where he was held pending his arraignment in Holyoke District Court. … 0

Second suspect arrested in 2013 beating of Holyoke store owner

Sunday, February 16, 2014

HOLYOKE — Holyoke detectives on Saturday arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the brutal assault and stabbing of a store owner in that city last year. Alfredo Aldeco, 27, of Holyoke was arrested during a traffic stop … 1

Heading Outdoors

Friday, February 14, 2014

∎   Tennis for Seniors — Takes place Fridays, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Bay Road Tennis Club, Hampshire College, West Street. (Route 116), Amherst. All abilities welcome. Call 559-5785 to sign up. ∎   Winter Animal Tracking Workshop — Earthwork Programs sponsors tracking program in Conway on … 0

Gail Peterson of Athol dies in two-car collision on Route 2

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ATHOL ­— An Athol woman was killed and a Holyoke man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Wednesday night on Route 2. Gail Peterson, 65, of Athol apparently lost control of her 1998 Dodge Stratus at 10:22 p.m., while traveling east, according to State Police. Her car … 0

Resources abundant in region for aspiring entrepreneurs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Starting your own business can be a life-changing endeavor that brings great rewards. Without the right help, it also brings great personal and financial risks. Fortunately, for fledgling entrepreneurs in the Valley, an array of programs and services … 0

Pioneer Valley Business 2014: Entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to raise money, interest in their business

Monday, February 10, 2014

Though Small Oven has yet to open for business, co-owners Amanda Milazzo and Julie Copoulos already have an idea who more than 200 of their first customers will be. They plan to open the new bakery and café … 1

Bill Brough Jewelers to close after 36 years on Main Street in Northampton

Friday, February 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Bill Brough Jewelers, a staple on Main Street since 1978, will close at the end of February because of Brough’s health problems. The 58-year-old jeweler and gemologist was hospitalized Dec. 26 with pneumonia, congestive heart failure … 0

Help available to addicts seeking recovery, though space sometimes limited in detox and residential drug treatment programs

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In the wake of the death of a 35-year-old Northampton man who apparently struggled to find a residential drug treatment program near the end of his life, local program directors urged people with addiction problems or their relatives to contact them and start the recovery process … 0

Job seekers eye work in advanced manufacturing, construction (with chart)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Advanced manufacturing, construction and health care are all industries with the greatest growth potential in the Pioneer Valley, according to job experts. Michael Truckey, director of the Franklin Hampshire Career Center, said it is heartening to see job … 0

With construction jobs coming, low-income workers get a head start on training

Sunday, February 2, 2014

HOLYOKE — Last year, Miguel Vega and Rafy Gomez of Springfield were looking for good-paying, secure jobs. But pursuing careers in construction had never occurred to them. “I had never been exposed to the idea of being in … 0

Maureen Healy of Holyoke sentenced to probation for drunken driving that led to man’s death

Monday, January 27, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Holyoke woman has been sentenced to three years’ probation on charges of drunken driving that led to a man’s death. The Republican reports that 32-year-old Maureen Healy was found guilty on Monday of driving under the influence of alcohol. She was found not guilty … 0