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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

Profiting from loss: S. Hadley man accused of stealing $5,000 from fundraiser for classmate who died

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Despite her anger, Cathy Machak said she doesn’t want jail time for the man who allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a fundraiser in memory of her late son, who died last year. Machak said a … 1

Area police news

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amherst ■ A 19-year-old Holyoke man will be summoned to court on a charge of breaking and entering during the nighttime after he entered the community room at Jean Elder Apartments, 9 Chestnut St., and was dound asleep there Saturday at 8:16 a.m., police said. Belchertown ■ Gina … 0

Music for a cause Haydenville musician proves you’re never too young for good deeds

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — On certain sunny weekday afternoons, Sayla Russell-Blake can be found playing her violin on Main Street in Northampton. Sayla isn’t an out-of-work music student looking for extra cash — she’s 7, and she’s playing to raise … 0

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Two arrested in Northampton assault

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police arrested two men Tuesday morning in connection with an alleged assault and robbery on Eastern Avenue Monday night. Cameron Mitchell, 33, of 18 Arlington St., Easthampton was arrested about 11:51 a.m. on charges of assault and battery, unarmed robbery and two counts of witness intimidation. … 0

AREA POLICE NEWS

Monday, July 28, 2014

Amherst  A New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with a number of crimes early Sunday morning, including assault and battery on a police officer, after he allegedly was found sleeping on the porch of Amherst Laser and Skin Care on North Pleasant Street. Police said they … 0

Florence group seeks ballot vote to stop politicians from taking campaign money from industries they regulate

Monday, July 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence-based group is trying to remove the influence of money from politics, one vote at a time. Represent.Us, which formed about two years ago, says it has collected a little more than 1,500 signatures to … 1

Crews put in OT to fix water main break on Villone Drive in Leeds

Monday, July 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For the third time in the last two months, crews from the Department of Public Works scrambled to fix one of the city’s many antiquated water mains — this time in Leeds where a pipe broke on Villone Drive Saturday night. The 8-inch pipe burst around … 0

Anti-pipeline walk ends with Statehouse rally

Monday, July 28, 2014

With a couple of days to rest after their statewide “rolling march” to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. proposal, opponents are gearing up for a Boston rally in front of the Statehouse, where they plan to present two sets of petitions to lawmakers. The timing, Wednesday from … 0

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. … 0