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Naming the Baby

Friday, August 22, 2014

KOSTEK — Tyler Henry, son of Kara and Chris Kostek of South Hadley, was born July 11 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Ronald and Kris Waskiewicz of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Kathy and Mike Piotrowski of Turners Falls, and Stanley Kostek of Hadley. The maternal great-grandparents are Helen Waskiewicz of Hadley and Frank Zalot Jr. of Hadley. Tyler has one brother, Dylan. TATARO … 0

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 … 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

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

Toy Fund donations honor spirit of John McCormick

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — After John F. McCormick stopped working as a nurse’s assistant at the VA Medical Center in Leeds more than a decade ago, he continued to follow his true vocation: people. During what would have been his … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 16, 2012

GLEASON — Declan Wilhelm, son of Daniel Gleason and Julie Wilhelm of Beaumont, Texas, was born Oct. 22 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. The maternal grandparents are Stephen and Pam Wilhelm of Techachapi, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Daniel and Alison Gleason of Leeds. The maternal great-grandparent … 0

VA hospital in Leeds raises money, challenges gravity with ancient technology, wagon full of pumpkins

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — There are probably lots of easier ways to compost pumpkins than strapping them in to a 250-pound trebuchet and flinging them 70 feet into wooden targets. “But not one as much fun,” said Lorraine Brisson. Brisson, … 0

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, November 2, 2012

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors send an email to kaubingazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors.  Emmanuel College The following people were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the Boston college: … 0

Holly Robinson & Craig Rowe

Friday, November 2, 2012

Linda C. and David G. Robinson of Leeds announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Odianna Robinson, of Philadelphia, Pa., to Craig Thomas Rowe, also of Philadelphia. Rowe is the son of Jim and Eileen Rowe of Harleysville, … 0

Ryo First-Arai of Leeds pleads not guilty to assaulting police officers while high on mushrooms

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — A Leeds teenager Wednesday denied charges that he assaulted two Northampton police officers. Ryo S. First-Arai, 19, of 523 Kennedy Road pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of resisting arrest. According … 2

Guyettes celebrate 50th

Friday, October 5, 2012

George and Christine Guyette of Leeds celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering at the Northampton Country Club with family and close friends. George Guyette and Christine Clapp were married Sept. 1, 1962, at the Westhampton Congregational … 0

State receives $1.5 million federal grant to combat homelessness among veterans

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — A $1.5 million federal grant from the Obama administration has been awarded to Massachusetts to help alleviate homelessness among veterans. The money will help expand the Statewide Housing Advocacy for Reintegration and Prevention (SHARP) program that provides support, mental and medical health services and emergency shelter … 0