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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, second from left, speaks during a forum on substance abuse as Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, left, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, second from right, and President & CEO of The Dimock Center Myechia Minter-Jordan, right, listen Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Boston. Clinton appeared at a fundraiser in Holyoke earlier on Thursday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Supporters say Hillary Rodham Clinton gives ‘substantive’ talk at Holyoke fundraiser

Thursday, October 1, 2015

HOLYOKE — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton met with donors at a closed-door event at Delaney House on Thursday where she touched on the issues of education, care-giving, small business and America’s role in global conflicts. The event was hosted by Congressman Richard Neal, D-Springfield, Massachusetts Democratic State Committee Treasurer Nicole LaChapelle of Easthampton and local Democratic organizer Thomas …

Healthcare providers talk solutions at Safe Prescribing and Opioid Abuse Conference in Holyoke

Friday, September 25, 2015

HOLYOKE — According to his introduction at an opioid conference Friday, pharmacist Jake Nichols is known as a resource to doctors, pharmacists and others in his field because of his knowledge on the issue of medication-assisted treatment of addiction. He may be a pharmacist, but he hasn’t gone near a prescription opioid in …

Safe Prescribing and Opioid Abuse Conference scheduled in Holyoke

Thursday, September 17, 2015

HOLYOKE — Attorney General Maura Healey, the Northwestern district attorney and registered pharmacists will be among the speakers Sept. 25 at a conference addressing opioid abuse and addiction. The first Safe Prescribing and Opioid Abuse Conference will be held at The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. It is organized by Lynn Ferro, project director for the Northwestern Rx Drug Abuse …

Area business briefs

Saturday, May 9, 2015

BusinessWest recognizes young professionals SPRINGFIELD — Local business people included in the 40 Under-Forty Class of 2015 selected by BusinessWest include Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Easthampton; Lindsay Doak, director of education and marketing, Fazzi …

Fatal two-car collision in Holyoke closes section of Route 5

Thursday, April 30, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A fatal two-car collision about 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 5 in Holyoke prompted police to close the road from the Mountain Park Access Road to the Easthampton town line. Holyoke Police Lt. James Albert said the driver of one of the vehicles was killed in …

Judge rules Kevin Pardee of Easthampton too dangerous to release after multiple attacks on ex-girlfriend

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Northampton District Court judge ruled Thursday that Kevin Pardee of Easthampton is too dangerous to be released after a hearing in which his ex-girlfriend described assaults that occurred throughout their relationship, including an incident in …

Herve Alfred of Amherst, who had fled Haiti in 1965, found dead after driving car into Holyoke pond

Friday, April 10, 2015

AMHERST — An 83-year-old Amherst man who fled political oppression in Haiti a half-century ago was found dead near the shore of a Holyoke pond Thursday night, according to Holyoke Police. Herve Alfred, of Hickory Lane, was last …

Sokah Marrero of Holyoke avoids jail sentence in perjury case related to Westhampton bottle attack

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 21-year-old woman who spent a night in jail while a judge decided her sentence on a perjury charge will not have to go back to jail if she stays out of trouble with the law for three years. Sokah L. Marrero of Holyoke pleaded guilty …

Northampton High School InventTeam designs special oar for rowers with disabilities

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It was 17 years ago when Jim Brooks became disabled due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Then, nine years ago, a chance encounter in a grocery store introduced the former multi-sport athlete to the world of …

Pride on parade at chilly Holyoke St. Patrick’s celebration

Sunday, March 22, 2015

HOLYOKE — Nicole Ruszala, a senior at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, came to the 64th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade as part of the Northampton contingent to show the world how awesome her school is. While …

Bill Rodgers returns for 40th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 21, 2015

HOLYOKE — Bill Rodgers came just to have fun. So did most of the more than 6,000 participants who ran in Saturday’s 40th St. Patrick’s 10-kilometer Road Race. But Haile Mengesha came to win. Mengesha became the second …

Holyoke hosts 64th annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday

Friday, March 20, 2015

HOLYOKE — Irish spirit in the Valley will be on display when the 64th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Sunday. “We’re trying to put everything together so that it is basically a parade for everyone. It’s a family event,” said Jacqueline Reardon of …

Wind fells tree, damaging two cars in Easthampton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Strong winds caused a tree to fall and damage two cars on East Street Tuesday evening. A “very large” pine tree fell on two parked vehicles around 8 p.m., according to Police Sgt. Dominic Serino. No …