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Christopher Kouniotis of Florence, hospitalized after his bicycle was struck by a Leeds driver Wednesday afternoon

Friday, August 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was hospitalized after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle turning in to a driveway Wednesday afternoon. Christopher J. Kouniotis, 50, was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital for face and arm injuries following the crash, according to police. Information about his condition was not available from the hospital Thursday afternoon, and hospital staff declined to provide a status update Friday evening. According … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 1, 2014

MEADE — Grace Palmer, daughter of Thomas Francis Meade IV and Alison Palmer (Branch) Meade, of Quincy, was born May 10 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The maternal grandparents are Dr. Alan Palmer Branch and Lynell McQuillan Branch of Leeds. The paternal grandparents are Thomas Francis Meade III of Quincy, and the late Francis McCrackin Meade. The maternal great-grandparents are the late Dr. … 0

Leeds man cited after collision

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Leeds man was cited after police say he ignored a stop sign and was struck by an oncoming truck at the intersection of Cooke Avenue and Hatfield Street Tuesday morning. James Flynn, 65, of 421 North Main St. Apt. #26 was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, police said. According to police, about 8:39 a.m., Flynn was traveling … 0

National Association of Letter Carriers to pick up nonperishable food Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive takes place Saturday. Carriers will pick up nonperishables left in bags at people’s mailboxes to be distributed to area food pantries. The Northampton Survival Center will receive food collected in Northampton, Florence and Leeds. Last … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, October 25, 2013

SIMMONDS-MELNIK — Eliana Jane, daughter of Marilee Simmonds-Melnik and Daniel Melnik, of Leeds, was born Sept. 24 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandmother is Joan Simmonds of Conche, in Newfoundland, Canada. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Pat Melnik of Leeds. MELNIK — Zara Alice, … 0

Stone memorial at Leeds School honors teacher Marsha Ciaschini

Friday, June 21, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — When he was in second grade, Charlie Hale’s teacher Marsha Ciaschini attended a cello recital in which he was performing. Ten years later, Hale, 18, who graduated from Northampton High School earlier this month, returned the … 0

Picards, Judges celebrate 40th

Friday, June 21, 2013

JoAnn (Hurley) Picard and Richard Picard, of Easthampton, and Karen Margaret (Hurley) Judge and Donald Judge, of Leeds, celebrated the two couples’ 40th wedding anniversaries with a party at the Picards’ home. Both couples were married on May … 0

Easthampton’s Ross, Ashley Krause fare well at Mount Washington Road Race

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New England’s strongest mountain runner, Eric Blake of New Britain, Conn., faced his best counterparts from the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast on Saturday and beat them to reclaim the champion’s title in the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race. Blake, who won this 7.6-mile all-uphill … 0

Life at Leeds Elementary School

Friday, May 17, 2013

Leeds Elementary School student Xyomara Kessler, 8, competed in a softball throw event May 9 as part of the Special Olympics hosted by Northampton High School. Shown with Xyomara is Craig Murdock, who teaches adaptive physical education at … 0

Veterans services highlighted at expo in Cummington

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CUMMINGTON — Iraq war veteran Alonzo Swift lived in his car for close to four years after becoming unemployed soon after his return from duty in 2005. This changed when he learned about Soldier On, an organization that … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, February 8, 2013

HINDS — Lyla Simonne, daughter of Nathaniel and Megan Hinds of Pelham, was born Dec. 31, 2012, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. The maternal grandparents are Simonne and Roger Sansoucy of Saco, Maine. The paternal grandparents are Katherine and Spencer Hinds of Southampton. Lyla has one sister, Emma. … 0

Retired Northampton educator Kathleen Sheehan dies at 85

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Kathleen M. “Kay” Sheehan, a retired educator whose indefatigable contributions as a civic leader during the past five decades touched thousands of lives in Northampton, died Monday at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds. … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, November 30, 2012

EMMETT — Kaelyn Marie, daughter of Nicholas and Alissa (Kuc) Emmett of Indian Orchard, was born Sept. 28 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are John and Diane Kuc of South Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Brian and Susan Emmett of Easthampton. The maternal great-grandparents … 0