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Police chase through Northampton ends in Westhampton with arrest

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near the Westhampton-Easthampton town line using spike strips they put down on Loudville Road. Jeremy Parker was arrested at the intersection of Loudville Road and Mineral Street in Westhampton following the chase that … 0

Bruce Molnar, formerly of Southampton, sentenced to jail for possessing child pornography

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old former Southampton man was sentenced to jail Thursday for possessing child pornography on his cell phone. Bruce W. Molnar pleaded guilty in Northampton District Court to one count of possession of child pornography and was sentenced by Judge W. Michael Goggins to a year in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction. Molnar also must register as a … 0

Fine tuning: This year’s Three County Fair adds music festival

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Throughout the Three County Fair’s 197-year history, one tradition that stands the test of time is the exhibit hall where children and adults show off food they made, flowers and produce they grew, arts and crafts they created. Among those setting up Wednesday in preparation for the fair’s opening day Friday … 0

Northampton eyes Amherst model for managing public shade trees

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Alarmed by a steady decline in the number of public shade trees in Northampton, a group of residents has asked the city to follow the lead of Amherst by hiring a professional tree warden to coordinate … 0

Tree counters wanted

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Some 40 residents are expected to fan out across the city next month to conduct an inventory of public trees that organizers hope will provide a snapshot of Northampton’s tree canopy and help quantify their benefits. Over six hours on Saturday, Sept. 13, the volunteers, supported … 0

West Boylston man denies intimidating probation officer in Belchertown

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old West Boylston man pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday to a charge of intimidation of a witness, resulting from an incident in which he allegedly threatened a probation officer. A Hampshire County grand jury indicted Harris on the charge July 29 … 0

Florence motorcyclist Frederick Ranaudo in fair condition following accident on Ryan Road

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A motorcyclist was seriously injured and a driver of a car was cited after the two vehicles collided on Ryan Road Monday afternoon. Frederick D. Ranaudo, 64, of 90 Lake St., Florence, was in fair condition Tuesday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, according to a … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amherst ∎ Samuel Webb, 20, of Westborough, was arrested at 11:43 p.m. Monday at Puffton Village on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw and possession of a fake identification. Webb was arrested after officers responded to the 1040 North Pleasant St. apartment complex for shouting and loud … 0

Family finds: Movies, fairs, ghosts and more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: For a last blast of summer, you can throw down a blanket on the lawn of the Forbes Library in Northampton tonight and enjoy a free viewing of “Back to the Future” (1985; rated PG), … 0

‘Part of the family’ Student exchange program fosters international connections

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Frank Kure might hail from the other side of the world, but you wouldn’t know it at first glance. Wearing a T-shirt and shorts, an earring and handmade bracelet, Kure looks like any American teenager. That’s why it’s … 0

Silent vigil in Northampton remembers shooting victim Michael Brown

Monday, August 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Thirty-six women, 19 men and three children sat in silence on the steps of City Hall for almost an hour Monday evening holding in front of them portraits of Michael Brown photocopied in color on plain … 1

Civil lawsuit opens with testimony by opponents of Northampton Business Improvement District

Monday, August 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Nearly two months after the Northampton Business Improvement District re-upped through 2019, a long-anticipated civil lawsuit in Hampshire Superior Court began Monday that could have major implications for the BID’s immediate future. The lawsuit was filed … 1

State audit gives mostly good grades to Hampshire Sheriff's Office

Monday, August 25, 2014

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump’s staff recommended the sheriff’s office improve its segregation of duties for staff who track and reconcile accounts for its inmate benefit and custodial funds and inventory records. … 0