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Erin Voss, of Northampton, set a national record in winning the 200 backstroke at the YMCA National Long Course Championships.

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by almost 5 seconds. Tricia Weaner of Pennsylvania … 0

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. … 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

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

Heading Outdoors

Friday, February 28, 2014

■ Bartholomew’s Cobble Hot Chocolate Saturdays — Days of winter programs and snowshoe hikes take place Saturdays, March 1, 8 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield. For more information call 229-8600 or email bcobble@ttor.org. ■∎ Boreal Forest Snowshoe Trek and Track at Tamarack Hollow — … 0

Coming Up

Friday, February 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER — ARTIST RECEPTION — A reception welcoming Izudin Lelic, the artist for March at the Senior Center, will be held March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room. Izudin’s photographs are on view through the month, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Izudin … 0

Division 4 girls basketball: Hopkins Academy rallies past Holyoke Catholic, 38-36

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CHICOPEE — Madi Stevens scored the game winner as the sixth-seeded Hopkins Academy girls basketball team rallied to beat No. 3 Holyoke Catholic 38-36, at Chicopee Comprehensive Thursday night. Playing for a spot in the semifinals of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament, the game was deadlocked at … 0

Dalbert Rodriguez, formerly of Amherst, pleads guilty to 11 pharmacy robberies after arrest in Easthampton

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A former Amherst man who was arrested in Easthampton pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn., to being involved in 11 pharmacy robberies in three states. Dalbert Rodriguez, 30, who lived at 8 Edgehill … 0

Division 4 girls basketball: Holyoke Catholic overcomes nerves, beats Franklin Tech 36-34

Monday, February 24, 2014

HOLYOKE — Nerves were in the air on both sides of Monday’s tipoff at Holyoke Community College in the first round the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Girls Basketball Tournament. Third-seeded Holyoke Catholic hadn’t earned a postseason home game … 0

Brianna Weltlich of Southampton to represent area at state Distinguished Young Women competition in Holyoke Saturday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

HOLYOKE — For the first time in eight years, the statewide Distinguished Young Women competition is coming to western Massachusetts. If there is such a thing as the home-team advantage in this contest, that gives it to Brianna … 0

State transportation secretary hopeful for expanded service when high-speed rail begins next year

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HOLYOKE — The state’s transportation chief sent a hopeful signal — but made no promises — Tuesday about the possibility of increasing the number of daily Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Greenfield when new high-speed passenger rail service … 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