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Three-car crash on I-91 south in Holyoke backs up traffic Sunday

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HOLYOKE — A three-car collision on I-91 southbound in Holyoke backed up traffic for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred around 4:10 p.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. The collision left only one southbound lane of traffic open until about 6 p.m. and caused about three miles of backed-up traffic until the … 0

Response to survey shows overwhelmingly favorable response to possible bike-sharing program in Valley

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission received an overwhelmingly favorable response to its survey earlier this summer about the possibility of a bike-share program. During June and early July, the commission had a survey available on its website to assess community interest as part of its larger study which is scheduled to be completed … 0

Hop on the bus: PVTA to roll out new, expanded routes in Amherst, Northampton and elsewhere

Monday, August 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After nearly two years of study and an influx of state and federal money, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will roll out extensive changes this month in hopes of making it easier and more convenient to ride the buses. The agency will launch seven new routes in the Valley, expand the … 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

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