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KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton Parking Enforcement Officer Cara Pease, right, patrols the Armory Street lot Monday afternoon.

Business owners see urgent need for more parking in Northampton

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — If Northampton adds one new building a year, that could increase the demand for public parking so much the system would reach capacity in six years, according to an evaluation commissioned by the city. Several business owners at a meeting held Monday night to discuss the study, however, think the situation is much more urgent. “We’re hearing from …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and Chloe Zinter had an assist apiece. Kailey Pacheco stopped 10 shots in the win. Chicopee …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, Haley Dumas and Hannah Rome knocked in a run apiece in the eighth inning. Anna …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Robert Sokolowski Jr. of Northampton expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to second child pornography charge

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A city man who already served nearly four years in state prison for possession of child pornography is likely headed back to prison for a longer term as part of a plea agreement on a separate possession charge from 2013. Robert F. Sokolowski Jr., 42, is …

Thursday events in Northampton aim to help prevent marijuana use by youths

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two events Thursday aim to educate the community on preventing the use of marijuana by youths. The first event is a workshop for parents and professionals on engaging youth in conversations about their use of the drug. Rick Cresta, a licensed social worker and adjunct associate …

Valley residents with links to Nepal urge help for relief work

Monday, April 27, 2015

AMHERST — Kabindra Man Shakya, a Nepalese postdoctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found out about the earthquake that devastated his country when he received a call from his wife’s family at 4 a.m. Saturday. “At …

Area police news

Monday, April 27, 2015

Amherst ∎ A fence at Puffer’s Pond was allegedly damaged by three men and a woman who tossed its top portion into the water at 7:55 p.m. Saturday. They fled before police arrived. ∎ A woman reported at 3:03 a.m. Saturday that her purse, containing a cellphone, wallet …

Rec department move troubling to seniors

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz will meet with senior citizens Wednesday to answer questions and address concerns about the city Parks and Recreation Department’s upcoming move into a large room in the Senior Center. Judging by letters …

Though no sign of problematic Breathalyzer readings in Hampshire and Franklin counties, Northwestern district attorney’s office putting off three OUI trials as state investigates calibration issue

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — None of the 69 cases identified statewide involving questionable Breathalyzer results is in Hampshire or Franklin counties, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said the Executive Office …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, April 27, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Legal advice for elders Northampton Attorney Michael Hooker will be at the Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road Chesterfield, Thursday at 5 p.m. to present a free workshop on how to protect assets like real estate, property and financials through wills, trusts, powers of …