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Soldier On receives $3 million grant to aid homeless veterans in Berkshire County

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The non-profit Soldier On has received an additional $3 million grant to aid homeless veterans and veterans at risk of losing their homes in Berkshire County. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families program and is part of a larger $207 million pool being distributed to 82 non-profit agencies around the country. The money is expected to aid an additional …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At CDH The following artists will exhibit their work in October in the hall galleries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St. in Northampton: In the Locust Gallery: “Images of Another Time” includes paintings and photography by Steve Wilda of Hadley. Many of the works, including graphite and acrylic paintings, have been published …

‘Holding Hands with Ilsa’: Hampshire College film professor explores his roots in post-WWII Poland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It’s just a tendril of the past: a faded, somewhat blotchy black-and-white photo of a teenage girl, standing in a meadow with her hands on the shoulders of a small boy. Both face the camera, but between the shadows in the foreground and the picture’s age, it’s hard to read their expressions. For …

Area police news

Friday, September 26, 2014

Northampton ∎ A 44-year-old Ashland woman was stopped by police Sunday at 10:44 a.m. at 300 N. Main St. after police observed her driving erratically and almost hitting a guardrail. Police said the woman appeared groggy and lethargic. They took prescription medications that were in the car and …

Area police news

Monday, September 29, 2014

Amherst ∎ A Hallock Street resident reported at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday a break-in to the home that likely happened Saturday or Sunday. Police are still determining what was taken and whether there was forced entry to the home. ∎ Mitchell Aaron Strojny, 21, of 5 Laurie Drive, Southampton, …

Zoo closed this week at Look Memorial Park in Florence

Monday, September 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Visitors to Look Memorial Park at 300 North Main St. , Florence, this week will have to skip a visit to the zoo. The Christenson Zoo is closed all week while workers reconstruct fencing, according to …

Easthampton says farewell to Tim Luce, retiring Maple School principal, welcomes Judith Averill, whom he mentored

Monday, September 29, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — It could be said that Maple School Principal Thomas “Tim” Luce began his education career as a high school student in Connecticut, when as a member of the “Future Teachers” club, he tutored children at local …

Memorial service to remember family members of PVPA teacher ‘Bisko’ draws standing-room only crowd in Northampton Sunday

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Near the end of a two-hour memorial service Sunday to remember his mother and two other family members who died this month in Guinea from Ebola, Alpha Kabinet Kaba pointed first to a picture of his …

Weekend colleges: Amherst College pulls away to beat Bowdoin, 30-7

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Amherst College football team scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to pull away and beat Bowdoin, 30-7, in Brunswick, Maine, on Saturday. Jackson McGonagle’s school record 97-yard touchdown reception early in the third got the Lord Jeffs going. Gene Garay added an 18-yard TD run …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons …

Two Amherst officers break hands in separate incidents involving same suspect

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AMHERST — Two Amherst Police officers won’t be able to work for an undetermined amount of time after they each suffered a broken hand during separate incidents Saturday involving the same person. The incidents occurred to officers, who Amherst Police did not identify, in the morning and in …

McCann Tech runs over Smith Vocational, 53-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — By the time Smith Vocational’s defense took to the football field Saturday afternoon, they were already behind 16-0. McCann Tech’s offense didn’t let up from there. Rahmer Vincent took the opening kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, and ran an interception back 23 yards …

Trash by the bags full: Thousands turn out for Connecticut River cleanup across four states; events held in Hadley, Amherst, Leeds and Greenfield

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HADLEY — On an island off the shore of the Connecticut River Saturday morning, Southampton resident Walt Brown dug up a garbage bag with a spiked pick-up stick. The bag crumbled as he attempted to free it from …