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Two suffer minor injuries in I-91 rollover

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two people suffered minor injuries due to a rollover accident on I-91 between Exits 18 and 19 around noon Wednesday, according to fire officials. Northampton Fire Capt. William Millin responded to the accident, according to a Fire Department spokesman. The weather was clear and sunny. The vehicle was a total loss and was flipped over in the median when fire officials arrived. The two occupants, who were not …

Northampton panel backs $1.45M for Pulaski Park renovation; allocation for condo site project fails

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The transformation of Pulaski Park, an acre of common space on Main Street bordered by the Academy of Music and Memorial Hall, got the green light from the Community Preservation Committee Wednesday night to the tune of $1,450,000. That sum is not the entire $1.675 million request for the project. CPC members decided to postpone funding a portion of the project …

Wednesday’s high schools: Alex Bachand leads Belchertown boys lacrosse to win over Chicopee Comp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Belchertown boys lacrosse team opened the season with a 10-8 win over Chicopee Comp on the road Wednesday. Alex Bachand poured in six goals and an assist, while Alex Wordsworth had four goals for the Orioles (1-0). Ben Magarian had two assists and Connor Hughes had one in the victory. Boys volleyball Belchertown 3, Holyoke 2 — The Orioles rallied for the …

Emmanuel Bile Jr. sentenced to eight to 10 years in state prison for role in 2012 gang rape at UMass

Monday, March 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder on Wednesday sentenced Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. to serve eight to 10 years in state prison for his part in a gang rape the judge characterized as an “alcohol-fueled, …

Judge allows former Ryder Funeral Home employee Thomas Pascucci to attach real estate for unpaid wages

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge allowed a former employee of the closed Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley to stake a claim on a residential home that belongs to former funeral director William W. Ryder. Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder issued a court order allowing Thomas A. …

August trial planned for Robbie Rossi, held on $50,000 bail in case of 2011 Westhampton home break

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Worcester man was nearing the end of a state prison sentence for filing fraudulent Springfield tornado disaster claims, but a judge in Hampshire Superior Court ruled Tuesday that he be held after that sentence ends on $50,000 bail on charges related to a 2011 Westhampton …

One of two Northampton spas shut down in February reopens, second vacates Market Street space

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — One of two spas shut down by local and state officials in February after a police investigation has reopened for business, while the other has vacated its space. Meantime, Northampton police say they continue to monitor several bodywork and massage businesses in the city for possible …

Congressman James McGovern delivers in Northampton as part of March for Meals Month

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Residents on Arthur Mongeon’s regular meal delivery route for Highland Valley Elder Services have seen their fair share of celebrity delivery people these days. Last week, the mayor himself, David J. Narkewicz, knocked on their doors …

Congressman James McGovern warns of ‘quagmire’ in Iraq; seeks congressional vote on escalation

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Congress returns from its break April 13, U.S. Rep. James McGovern aims to force a discussion about U.S. military escalation in Iraq in the fight against ISIS. In fact, he believes members of Congress are shirking their duties in avoiding that debate. “I think war …

Steven Paul of Belchertown admits to firing gun in domestic dispute; agrees to alcohol treatment, batterers’ counseling

Monday, March 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 60-year-old Belchertown man in Hampshire Superior Court Monday admitted to threatening to kill his then-wife and firing a gun during a domestic dispute with her in 2013. Steven W. Paul, 60, of 175 Warner St., pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery with a …

Area police news

Monday, March 30, 2015

Amherst ∎ A man repeatedly throwing a pocket knife against a tree near the bus stop at the intersection of College Street and Boltwood Avenue at 6:27 p.m. Sunday was warned to stop because it was alarming passers-by. ∎ Staff at the CVS Pharmacy, 76 North Pleasant St., …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com BAYSTATE HOLDS Memorial for childRen Families and friends who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the annual “Service of Remembrance” April 19 held by Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The event begins at 1 …

Business leaders from Hampshire and Franklin counties discuss regional economic development

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Hampshire County economy was a topic for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce when it gathered last week to discuss regional economic development planning. The presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being written in preparation for an April 28 draft release by the …