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Area police news: Man shackled during Hadley arrest

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chicopee man shackled during arrest in Hadley HADLEY — A Chicopee man who damaged a Bay Road property was arrested at Mountain Farms Mall Tuesday evening. Anselmo J. Alonso, 32, was arrested Tuesday at 7:37 p.m. outside Whole Foods Market at Mountain Farms Mall on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and carrying a dangerous weapon (a throwing star) and three counts of injuring or defacing real or personal property, … 0

City Councilor: Pan Am’s train camp in Northampton set to roll away on Friday

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In what will likely come as a relief to many North Street residents, Pan Am Railways on Friday expects to disband and roll away a temporary worker camp of train cars parked on the railroad tracks behind their homes. According to Ward 3 City Councilor Ryan R. O’Donnell, Pan Am officials … 0

Against judge’s advice, Robert Vitelli Jr. decides to represent himself on open and gross lewdness charges that carry potential of 12 years in prison

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Despite Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard Carey’s advice to the contrary, Robert Vitelli Jr. insisted on representing himself in court on charges that he exposed himself in public. In court Wednesday, Vitelli pleaded not guilty to four counts of open and gross lewdness. Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Christine Tetreault, who is … 0

SLIDESHOW Pipeline protest held in Boston

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — An estimated 400 to 500 people rallied on the Boston Common Wednesday, bringing their “Stop the Pipeline” message to the Statehouse. Speakers included state Reps. Stephen Kulik, Paul Mark and Denise Andrews, all opposing Tennessee Gas … 0

Brandon Martin of Northampton, third suspect arrested in connection with alleged Monday night assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police on Wednesday arrested a third suspect in connection with an assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue Monday night. Brandon Nathaniel Martin, 21, of 80 Barrett St. Apt. #A-2, Northampton was arrested about 7:41 a.m. on King Street on a single count of unarmed robbery. He … 0

Weekend Planner — Kids: Paintbox Theatre’s ‘Pirate Girl’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he and the cruel crew of The Horrible Haddock rule the high seas — but he hasn’t reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly shouldn’t have kidnapped her! … 0

Weekend Planner — Exhibit: Gregory ‘Button Man’ Wilson at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

While Northampton’s Gregory “Button Man” Wilson designed and manufactured political, advertising and social-issue pin-back buttons for 28 years until his retirement, his lifelong avocation has been photography. Self-taught except for a course at the U.S. Air Force School … 0

Weekend Planner — Clubs: Susan Angeletti at Fitzwilly’s in Northampton

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“I’m starting a new blues ‘n’ soul, glitter-queen, rock ‘n’ roll house gig at beautiful downtown Fitzwilly’s starting this Thursday night!” shouts local blues diva Susan Angeletti. Yes, if you’re anywhere in downtown Northampton July 31 you’ll likely … 0

Northampton officials prep for Damon Road closure Aug. 9-10

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police and transportation officials are preparing a game plan to handle potential traffic issues that may crop up when a portion of Damon Road is closed to through traffic for most of the Aug. 9-10 weekend as upgrades to a railroad crossing are made. In addition … 0

MAP Northampton begins largest paving operation in years with $2 million and dozens of streets picked for improvement

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In what Northampton’s public works director calls the largest paving operation in years, road repairs to the tune of some $2 million are officially in full swing at various spots around the city. Nearly a dozen … 0

Music review: Band of Horses and Midlake refresh roots-rock groove at Calvin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A crossroads runs through the heart of most good rock songs, and that’s just where Band of Horses and Midlake planted themselves on Monday night for an engaging dual concert at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. These are … 0

Northampton florist has money for daughter’s wedding stolen in break-in

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When someone broke into the safe inside Nuttelman’s Florist sometime overnight, it wasn’t money for the business or to pay bills that was taken, said office manager Mary Nuttelman. It was the money she and her … 0

MAP Multi-year volunteer project to make Mud Pond Trail, off Moody Bridge Road in Hadley, accessible to all nears completion, opening set for October

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HADLEY — On a sweltering late July day, Henry Kahan, 16, took a break from building a boardwalk for a trail through the forest in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. He got … 0