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Northampton police issue notices for two sex offenders

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Police have issued a notice of two Level 3 sex offenders living in the city. Daniel J. Routier, 52, of 129 Pleasant St., was convicted of three counts of child rape in 1988. Routier also has a work address of 340 McKinstry Ave. in Chicopee, according to police. He is described as a white man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 270 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair …

Preserving Paradise dam

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Work is underway this summer at the Paradise Pond dam on the Smith College campus to ensure the structure meets safety regulations. Stacey Schmeidel, director of media relations for Smith College, said that earlier this summer contractors installed new grout in an earthen section of the dam. The new grout will strengthen the …

northampton police

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

∎ Police received a report at 7:13 p.m. Monday that a kayak valued at $300 had been stolen sometime since July 31 from a residence on South Street. ∎ Police are investigating a report that a suspect shoplifted a handheld scanner radio valued at $127 from Radio Shack at 242 King St. at 11:08 a.m. Monday. …

Two backpacks with chef knives and other items stolen from a vehicle overnight — and other area police news

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hadley ∎ A 33-year-old Pittsfield man was arrested Sunday at 4:36 p.m. in a domestic violence case on charges of assault and battery on a family member, assault with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime, police said. According to police, the man, who was not …

One rescued from Connecticut River swimming area in Northampton after leg injury Saturday

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A person with a leg injury was rescued from the Connecticut River swimming area off Hockanum Road Saturday afternoon. The Northampton Fire Department responded to a 911 call Saturday around 3 p.m. The injured person was found near a rope swing on the riverbank and is …

Trust funds give a boost to Williamsburg causes

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Town residents have long believed in a tradition of leaving money to the town in the form of trust funds earmarked for a host of causes — from the town library, clocks and cemeteries, to parents with newborns, students and those in need of medical or financial assistance. …

Three vie for Sunderland administrator job

Saturday, August 1, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Collaboration and communication topped the list of skills that the three candidates for Sunderland’s vacant town administrator position said were most important in carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of the town’s top managerial role. The three candidates, Michele Giarusso, a former selectman and current finance …

Concerned citizens to stand every week against project

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — “Blockadia” is the term Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter used to describe the protesters who come every week to stand on Jere Nelson’s property, where Kinder Morgan’s 41,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor station is slated to sit. …

Laptop reported stolen from home, posted for sale on Craigslist — and other area police news

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Amherst ∎ A scooter valued at $1,000 was reported stolen at 9:09 a.m. Thursday from a resident at Mill Valley Estates, 560 Riverglade Drive. The scooter is described as a 2014 Taoi model, color red, with black accents. Northampton ∎ Police are investigating a report received at 7:44 …

Two indicted in Hampshire Superior Court: Keith Truehart, accused of beating infant, and mother of baby Melonie Cummings, accused of hiding Truehart from police for months

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A grand jury this week indicted Keith A. Truehart and Melonie K. Cummings of Belchertown after hearing from prosecutors that Truehart abused Cummings’ 9-month-old daughter in 2014 and that Cummings allowed her Truehart, her boyfriend, to beat her child and then hid him from police in …

Northampton police name officer Joshua Wallace new school resource officer for high school

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A seven-year member of the police force has been selected to serve as school resource officer for the high school, filling a position that has been vacant for two years. Joshua Wallace, 36, a police officer …

Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The owner of Berkshire Gas Co. has announced that it will invest in the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which would provide natural gas for its customers. UIL Holdings Corp. announced its investment this week in the development of …

Historic exhibit celebrates Conway Swimming Pool

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CONWAY — In the fall of 1949, Dean Acheson, the secretary of state under President Harry S. Truman, came to Conway to visit his friend, writer Archibald MacLeish, and witnessed what he called “a remarkable exhibition of democracy in action.” He was talking about the construction of the …