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Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Derek Zewinski had three hits and three RBIs to lead Hamp (9-4). Will O’Connor (two runs), Mikey Thomson …

Northampton Little League Juniors win District 2 title over Agawam

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For a split second, everyone looked confused when Northampton closer Jake Matakanski bounced toward the dugout after striking out the side in the top of the fifth inning. Family members and players jerked their heads this way and that, asking their neighbors if the game was really over. The answer came …

Trailblazer: Air Force was an early stop for pioneering Northampton woman, Fern Robinson

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As Fern Robinson tells the story, she accidentally became a member of the first generation of women to serve in the Air Force. In 1949, a 24-year-old Robinson was visiting her home city of Pittsburgh, where she was surprised to see an unfamiliar building bearing the letters “W.A.F.” Curious, she went …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay …

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan estimates 2,000 local cases may be impacted by ex-chemist’s tampering

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Now that court documents reveal former crime lab chemist Sonja Farak may have tampered with drug samples for much longer than state officials originally represented, Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan estimated about 2,000 local cases …

Area police news

Monday, July 6, 2015

Amherst ∎ Kawal M. Namou, 21, of Wayland, was arrested at 2:53 a.m. Sunday on University Drive on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. ∎ Sage Y. Grasso-Monroe, 19, of Queensbury, New …

Two men deny breaking into cars in Easthampton and stealing chow mein

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two men denied in Northampton District Court on Monday that they broke into numerous unlocked, parked cars in Easthampton in the early morning and stole two boxes of chow mein and loose change. Daniel Taylor, 18, of 93 Pomeroy St., and Dylan C. Pinkham, 22, of …

List of contributors to Peter Mulvey’s protest song against Confederate flag grows to over 150 artists

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In the days after Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people last month at the Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, all but one flag at the South Carolina Statehouse stood at half-staff. The Confederate battle flag flew high atop its pole, …

Area briefs: Hearing on Southampton hazard mitigation plan; tree dedication ceremony in Belchertown

Monday, July 6, 2015

Belchertown DEDICATION CEREMONY: A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday to dedicate a tree in the memory of long-time Belchertown resident Dennis Arthur Daniels. The ceremony will be held at the Belchertown DPW grounds, 290 Jackson St. Daniels, who died in June 2014, lived in Belchertown for …

All the right moves: How a Smith College athlete Claire Edwards’ connections in the gym led to a career in dentistry

Monday, July 6, 2015

As a track and field athlete at Smith College in Northampton, Claire Edwards knew how important it was to be in the right place at the right time. If she wanted a strong finish to a race, she …

Local Tibetan community takes part in a show of compassion to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — To honor the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama, the local Tibetan community on Sunday joined members of the Cathedral in the Night ministry on the sidewalk in front of First Churches in feeding everyone from …

Don’t fret. All you need is a ‘Girlfriend In Your Closet’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When she was 3 years old, Jennifer Roberge received a pair of white-and-black patent leather Mary Jane shoes. She adored them to the point where she refused to take them off, even in bed. “They were …

Area business briefs

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winston will discuss state’s sick-leave law NORTHAMPTON — Attorney James B. Winston of Northampton will discuss the new sick-leave law in Massachusetts that took effect July 1 in a program at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Greater …