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Richard Orozco of Chicopee admits breaking into Easthampton home, crashing car in Northampton

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Chicopee man who admitted that he stole $1,000 worth of quarters from an Easthampton man will likely go to state prison for three to five years, although a judge postponed his sentencing so he can see his terminally ill mother. Richard J. Orozco, 40, of Chicopee, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to breaking and entering, larceny over $250, misleading a police officer and negligent operation of …

UPDATED: National review board declines to ban Randall Smith from coaching swimming; lawyer says ruling “vindicates” Smith

Saturday, January 10, 2015

In a 2-1 vote revealed this week, an independent panel ruled there was not enough evidence to ban Randall Smith, 61, from coaching in the wake of allegations he raped a teenage swimmer on the Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings club. Smith’s Northampton attorney, Michael Aleo, said Saturday the decision was good news for …

‘Registration express’ Saturday at Holyoke Community College

Thursday, January 8, 2015

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community Collge will hold a “registration express” on campus from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday during which people can apply, take the computerized college placement test, meet with an academic adviser and register for classes. The event is held outside the HCC admissions office, on the second floor of the Frost Building. The spring semester begins Jan. 26. Prospective students …

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, …

VOLUNTEERS

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 …

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 …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 …

Hobby Lobby shoppers in Holyoke: Birth control decisions should be left to the individual, not her employer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — Though it looked like business as usual Tuesday at the Hobby Lobby in the Holyoke Mall, shoppers expressed disappointment over the previous day’s Supreme Court decision involving the national arts and crafts supply store. Monday’s 5-4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby gave “closely held” companies …

Medical emergency caused Holyoke crash in which elderly man died

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Police say a medical emergency was apparently the cause of a crash in Holyoke that took the life of an elderly man. A man in his 80s died in the single-vehicle crash on Route 141 at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. His name was not immediately …

Grand jury indicts two for allegedly misleading police, perjury during investigation of alleged attack at Westhampton house party

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two new indictments were handed down by a Hampshire County grand jury last week in connection with an alleged attack against a Holyoke man during a Westhampton house party in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton was indicted on two counts of misleading police after …

Man stunned, arrested following high-speed chase through Northampton, Holyoke, Westfield

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WESTFIELD — A man was arrested on Southampton Road in Westfield Wednesday evening, surrounded by Holyoke and Westfield Police and a State Police helicopter, after leading officers on a high-speed chase through three cities. Holyoke Police Sgt. Kevin …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Avril Lavigne — Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $37.50-$57.50 foxwoods.com Earth, Wind & Fire — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $45.50. mohegansun.com Katy Perry — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $100.50, $150.50. mohegansun.com …

Survey seeks reaction to pilot bicycle-sharing program considered by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A pilot bicycle-sharing program being considered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a regional Bike Share Advisory Committee is seeking reaction from the community. A survey is being publicized by members of the advisory committee, which includes Northampton, Amherst, Holyoke and Springfield. Other members include the University …