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Two arraigned on charges of misleading police and perjury in connection with alleged Westhampton assault in May

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two people denied charges they misled authorities investigating an alleged attack against a Holyoke man in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton, pleaded not guilty two counts of misleading police after he allegedly lied during two interviews with state police in connection with the incident, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office in a statement it issued about the case. Sokah L. Marrero, 20, of Holyoke pleaded … 0


Friday, July 18, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program to prepare volunteers to play a role with patients and their families in their homes, … 0

Log Cabin breaks ground on new wedding venue

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holyoke — The Log Cabin, a long-running outdoor wedding venue with panoramic mountain views from its Mount Tom location, has begun work on an addition. The business is expanding its outdoor facilities on the uppermost clearing above its outdoor patio, and this week, workers broke ground on what is being called Upper Vista. … 0

Retired professor Elaine Marieb offers $1 million fundraising challenge to benefit Holyoke Community College

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — When Elaine Marieb was a Holyoke Community College anatomy professor, she was so disappointed in what she saw as inadequate materials from commercial publishers, she created her own anatomy drawings for her students and went on … 1

Trust for Public Land has been active in Hampshire County

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The protection of the Northfield Forest is the latest of many conservation projects organized by the Trust for Public Land. The trust announced last week that it had reached an agreement with Northfield Mount Hermon School to keep the 1,650-acre Northfield Forest off the market. Also … 0

Bands, spectators throng Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HOLYOKE — Locals and visitors lined the street thickly, waiting not so patiently for the excitement to take hold. It was cloudy and windy with a temperature around freezing, but the crowd happily braved the chilly temperature and … 0

Boy struck by BB while riding Holyoke school bus

Friday, March 21, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Holyoke police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot with a BB gun while riding a school bus. Police say the boy was struck in middle of the forehead at about 6 p.m. Thursday as the bus was bringing students home. The driver immediately … 0

Locals plan tributes to marathon, disabled veterans for Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, March 21, 2014

HOLYOKE — The marshals have been named, the colleens crowned, the floats finished and the marching band music memorized. The decent weather forecast for Sunday was the final piece of the puzzle, and now Holyoke is ready to … 0

Brenda Kusnierz to be charged following accident on Plain Street in Easthampton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police said the driver who allegedly fled from a serious accident on Plain Street Monday night will face charges including reckless driving. Brenda L. Kusnierz, 40, of 1226 Main St., Holyoke, is expected to face charges … 0

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse reportedly to stop using city-issued car

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse said he will stop using a city-issued car in the wake of his cousin’s arrest Saturday in Northampton on charges of drunken driving while operating the vehicle, according to reports on Springfield media … 0

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s cousin arrested after allegedly drunk driving on bike path in mayor’s car

Sunday, March 9, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s cousin was arrested on charges including drunken driving after he drove onto a section of bike path by Union Station in the mayor’s city-owned car early Saturday morning. Nicholas A. Duclos, 22, … 10

Federal lawmakers pledge local support for opioid ‘epidemic’

Friday, March 7, 2014

HOLYOKE — U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey on Friday outlined measures he says are necessary to “beat back” what is described as a heroin and prescription drug overdose crisis in Massachusetts, including new legislation he filed this week. … 2

Two Northampton men selected for St. Patrick’s day honors

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For more than 10 years, native son Larry Costello, 66, was considered the unofficial chairman of the city’s St. Patrick’s Association float committee. He led the team in design and construction and together they built the … 0