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Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, breaking UConn’s previous mark of 99 games for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. Amherst’s streak started with a one-point …

Land of plenty? Food pantries opt for more food, rather than turkeys-only in parceling out Thanksgiving ingredients

Friday, November 21, 2014

For many years, local food pantries such as the Northampton and Amherst survival centers have filled their freezers with turkeys so clients — even those who don’t regularly rely on them — can count on the main ingredient for this country’s traditional Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys are not so plentiful this year. The …

Missing man found dead in pond inside Look Park

Friday, November 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police Friday morning found in a Look Park pond a body believed to be that of Reed Bennett, the 34-year-old Easthampton man who went missing Monday night, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Meantime, police issued a warrant for the arrest of a 26-year-old man on drug and illegal firearms …

Local wine and beer tastings

Friday, November 21, 2014

TASTINGS Liquors 44, 238 King St., Northampton, Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., Southern Comfort Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave., Northampton, Saturday, 2 p.m., Element Brewing; Sunday, 2 p.m., Eden Ice Ciders; Tuesday, 4 p.m. Moonlight Meadery WEEKLY EVENTS: Cooper’s Corner Liquors, 31 Main St., Florence: Friday, 4-6 p.m., wine; …

Northampton police plan compliance checks to reduce alcohol sales to minors

Friday, November 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Police Department will monitor local liquor license holders over the next four months to determine whether any are illegally selling alcohol to people under 21 years of age. The routine compliance checks also will attempt to identify any underage youths attempting to purchase alcohol …

Thanksgiving meals in the works in Amherst, Northampton, volunteers, donations welcome

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving means a table overflowing with food: a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, all manner of cranberry sauce and secret-recipe stuffing. But that’s certainly not the case for everyone — and several local organizations step in each year to …

Northampton City Council sets criteria for large residential projects near downtown, moratorium to end next month

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prospective buyers of the old Shaw’s Motel on Bridge Street finally have an incentive to complete the deal after the City Council approved a substantial zoning change governing large residential projects Thursday night. By signing off on design criteria for projects of seven or more units …

Body found at Look Park believed to be that of missing man, Reed Bennett of Easthampton

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police late Friday morning located a body in a pond at Look Park that is believed to be that of Reed Bennett, the 34-year-old Easthampton man who went missing Monday night, according to the Northwestern District …

Holiday lights in downtown Northampton will be lit, perhaps by Friday night

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The city has stepped in to take over the popular holiday lights program, ending concerns that they would not be lit downtown after a judge last week ordered the Northampton Business Improvement District to shut down. Mayor David J. Narkewicz announced Thursday that the city has …

Grow Food Northampton names Clem Clay of Amherst new executive director

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Four years after its founding, Grow Food Northampton has named a new executive director, Clem Clay, who grew up on a farm in Vermont, managed farmers markets in California and spent a decade in land preservation …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Northampton CHURCH SPEAKER: The Bible Baptist Church of Northampton will offer a guest speaker at 9:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday Pastor John Little will preach and report on mission work in the Northeast. He is field director for Baptist Church Planters. All are welcome at the church at …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Amherst CITRUS SALE: Citrus is being sold to benefit the band and orchestra programs in the Amherst Regional schools. Oranges and grapefruit are being sold in two-fifths and four-fifths bushels as well as 10-pound bags. To order, email Ben Peterson, high school orchestra conductor, at petersonb@arps.org. High school …

Key players in medical marijuana industry air implications in community forum

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Panelists at a forum on medical marijuana Wednesday discussed the various complexities of using pot medically, from the legality of growing it to finding the right dosage and knowing when it is and isn’t safe to …