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Northampton Cal Ripken teams still alive at New England regionals

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team dropped its opener but rebounded to stay alive over the weekend at the New England Regional Tournament in Dover, New Hampshire. Facing elimination on Sunday, Northampton scored four runs in the first and went on to a 9-1 victory over Raynham, Massachusetts. Alex Houck (two innings, no hits allowed), Nate Kelleher Mochak (three innings, two hits)and Jack Kelleher Mochak (one inning, one hit, …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 24

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For the week ending July 24, 2015: Amherst Dorie Helene Goldman Est, Evan M. Goldman Personal Representative, to Kristin Ratliff, 33 Ward St., Amherst, $259,900 Fredrika P. Clement, William P. Clement, to Clement Family Trust, Fredrika P. Clement, Tr., William P Clement, Tr. , 21 High Point Drive, Amherst, $1 Kathleen Hinkel Maiolatesi to Kathleen H Maiolatesi Declaration Of Trust, Kathleen H. Maiolatesi, …

Northampton Disability Commission installs two new benches in Florence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the passage of Americans With Disabilities Act celebrated on July 26, the Disability Commission of Northampton recently purchased and installed two new benches in downtown Florence. The wooden benches are on the sidewalks in front of Bird’s Store, 94 Maple St., and Rick Kristek Tax Services, 139 Main St. Each bench features hand rails as …

Local officials to repeat concerns about pipeline at state meeting Wednesday in Greenfield

Sunday, August 2, 2015

When the state Energy Facilities Siting Board conducts one of its four public meetings Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Greenfield on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project, many of the voices heard — and many of the arguments made — will likely be the same as those a …

Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center to lay off 54 employees in an effort to restructure, raise wages

Sunday, August 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Community Action, an organization that provides resources and services to people in Franklin and Hampshire counties and the North Quabbin region, announced it will make several changes to its Parent-Child Development Center, including laying off 54 employees, in an effort to reduce and restructure the …

Northampton Police hiring new officers, promoting from within to deal with 12 vacancies in the department in the last 1½ years

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After losing a dozen patrol and ranking officers due to retirements and other reasons over the last year and a half, the Northampton Police Department is finally filling 10 of the vacancies with new recruits. Rebecca …

Goodwin-Boyd, PeoplesBank blanks Easthampton Savings for Tri-County League title

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HOLYOKE — He joined PeoplesBank last season, following a family tradition, and has done his part to assure another one continues. Zach Goodwin-Boyd of Northampton is now a two-time champion after Peoples beat Easthampton Savings Bank, 12-0 in the third and deciding game of the Tri-County League championship …

Truck fire briefly delays I-91 traffic

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A small truck that caught fire Sunday night near the Northampton-Hatfield line delayed southbound traffic on Interstate 91 for around half an hour. According to state police, the incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. in the southbound lane of I-91, just south of where Elm Street …

Badge of honor

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Two backpacks with chef knives and other items stolen from a vehicle overnight — and other area police news

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hadley ∎ A 33-year-old Pittsfield man was arrested Sunday at 4:36 p.m. in a domestic violence case on charges of assault and battery on a family member, assault with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime, police said. According to police, the man, who was not …

One rescued from Connecticut River swimming area in Northampton after leg injury Saturday

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A person with a leg injury was rescued from the Connecticut River swimming area off Hockanum Road Saturday afternoon. The Northampton Fire Department responded to a 911 call Saturday around 3 p.m. The injured person was found near a rope swing on the riverbank and is …

Trust funds give a boost to Williamsburg causes

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Town residents have long believed in a tradition of leaving money to the town in the form of trust funds earmarked for a host of causes — from the town library, clocks and cemeteries, to parents with newborns, students and those in need of medical or financial assistance. …

Three vie for Sunderland administrator job

Saturday, August 1, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Collaboration and communication topped the list of skills that the three candidates for Sunderland’s vacant town administrator position said were most important in carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of the town’s top managerial role. The three candidates, Michele Giarusso, a former selectman and current finance …