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Veterans meet with officials from regional health care system at forum in Greenfield

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Local veterans got the chance to sound off before top officials from the Veteran Affairs of Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System during a meeting Tuesday night. The meeting in the Sloan Theater at Greenfield Community College came after a scandal that saw massive backlogs of patients waiting to be seen and rocked the federal military benefits department in 2014. Many of those who attended asked questions about …

Amherst Regional graduate Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, star of ‘Startup.com,’ jailed in Colombia

Monday, October 12, 2015

AMHERST — A graduate of Amherst Regional High School who gained fame in a documentary about the rise and fall of a dot-com startup company is in prison in Colombia awaiting extradition to the United States. Kaleil Isaza Tuzman was arrested in September on a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indictment alleging accounting …

PEACE REFLECTIONS

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …