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Stoneleigh-Burnham School seniors Grace Powers of Northfield and Kaleigh Intrator of Northampton before graduation in Greenfield on Friday.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School student speaker at graduation celebrates diversity of class

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — In her student address at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School graduation Friday, Grace Powers shared a vision she had of her fellow classmates someday running the United Nations. Powers, of Northfield, was one of 28 students from eight countries to receive diplomas in a packed Stoneleigh-Burnham gymnasium. Among the graduates were Francesca Eremeeva and Kaleigh Intrator, both of Northampton. Powers …

VA medical center nurse assistant charged with assaulting patient found guilty of unrelated domestic assault

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — A nurse assistant at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Leeds who is accused of assaulting one of his patients in January was found guilty Friday in Greenfield District Court of an unrelated assault charge. Garret C. Crehan, 42, of Ashfield was found guilty of assault and battery on a family or household member after attacking a women he lived with …

Granby girls complete turnaround, seeded eighth in Division 2 lacrosse tournament

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Granby girls lacrosse team pulled a 180 in its second varsity season. After going winless a year ago, the Rams finished 9-4-1 and earned the eighth seed in the West/Central Division 2 Tournament. Seeds for the boys and girls fields were announced Friday at Tantasqua Regional in Fiskdale. “I have to give it all to the girls. They came to work this …

Jury deliberates child sexual assault charges against Leo Fugler III of Granby

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court jury began deliberating Thursday morning to decide if Leo E. Fugler sexually assaulted three children in the mid-1990s — or if, as he contends, the three now-adults made up the allegations out …

Kulwinder Singh of Florence cited in collision that injured bicyclist

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was cited for failing to yield after a collision that injured a bicyclist Wednesday night. According to police, Kulwinder Singh, 41, of 20 Park Hill Road, was driving a truck that struck a bicyclist as he was turning from North Main Street onto …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four …

Northampton YouthWorks will provide summer jobs to 25 eligible young people

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton YouthWorks program again will provide summer jobs to 25 eligible youths between the ages of 14 and 21. The deadline to apply is Saturday. This is the fourth year of the state program aimed at reducing teen unemployment. Youths must be from families which …

Restoration of Smith College’s Grécourt Gates part of a six-month renovation at West  and Elm streets

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A $1.5 million project is underway at Smith College to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility at West and Elm streets, and to refurbish the college’s historic Grécourt Gates. The construction project — expected to last six …

Bicyclist struck by vehicle near Florence Civic Center taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Leeds man was cited after striking a bicyclist with his GMC pickup truck in Florence on Wednesday evening. The cyclist, Dominique Thiebaut, 58, of Northampton, was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries, according to Northampton Police Lt. Craig …

Area briefs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Northampton BLUE DEVIL DIRTY DASH: The second annual Blue Devil Dirty Dash, or “Dirty Devil Dash,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Northampton High School athletic fields. The event is a non-competitive, obstacle-style 5-kilometer run that starts on the school athletic fields, heads …

Area police news

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 19-year-old Pelham man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger after the vehicle he was driving on Lincoln Avenue sideswiped several other vehicles at 11:18 …

Leo Fugler III of Granby denies sexually assaulting children, testifies ‘all three of them’ made up allegations

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — On the final day of testimony in the child rape trial of Leo E. Fugler III, the defendant and his wife took the stand and said they believe the three accusers fabricated stories about Fugler sexually …

L-3 KEO in Northampton lands $48.7 million contract for submarine photonics system

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The city’s largest private-sector employer has landed a $48.7 million contract to develop and build a new, slimmer version of one of its products — a sensor similar to a periscope for attack submarines. The design …