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Friday, May 22, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. Monday is Memorial Day and the senior centers will be closed. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 CAREGIVERS DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP — Will meet Thursdays May 28, June 11 and 25, July 9 and Aug. 13 from 1:30 …

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement Stanley worked as cost …

Florence boy finds practical use for his classroom lessons at Chinese Immersion Charter School

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When 12-year-old Hunter Palm visited China for two weeks in April with his mother and grandmother, the locals, hearing him speak Chinese, asked: “How long have you been living in China?” “Hunter was our interpreter, thank …

Trial begins in case of Leo Fugler III of Granby, accused of sexually assaulting children in South Hadley during 1990s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The trial of a Granby man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting three children in the 1990s began Wednesday with testimony from one of the three, now a 30-year-old man. Leo E. Fugler III, 55, of 39 …

Northampton City Council expected to take final vote Thursday on single-use, plastic-bag ban

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The City Council on Thursday is expected to officially ban single-use plastic bags in retail stores. The council unanimously gave preliminary approval to the ban in April after holding a public hearing and, if OK’d in a final vote Thursday, the ban would take effect Jan. …

Area police news

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amherst ∎ Management at Exscape Smoke Shop, 96 North Pleasant St., reported at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday that one of its exterior windows was smashed overnight by a thrown object. Entry was not gained to the store. Police said repairs are estimated at up to $500. Northampton ∎ Eileen …

Refunds possible for electricity customers hit by bill recalculation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hundreds of area utility customers socked with retroactive charges on their electric bills this winter after switching to a competitive supplier might not be out of the money after all. That’s because the state Senate Tuesday …

Northampton police seek man seen in surveillance video about the time of reported downtown attacks on women

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Police detectives say they hope the public can help identify a man seen in surveillance video footage from downtown Northampton Sunday night, when two women were allegedly attacked. Detective Corey Robinson said the man was seen …

The joint was jumping at the county jail: Young@Heart Chorus teams up with inmates for a rockin’ in-house concert

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On a mid-morning in late March at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, eight inmates were gathered around an electric keyboard in the visiting room, laughing and talking quietly. Keyboard player Ken Maiuri hit middle C, …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Karl Wallinger lets in the light at Iron Horse show

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Karl Wallinger spoke to the Iron Horse crowd in Northampton last Sunday night with a friendly grin, a little self-depreciation and a lot of dark sarcasm: “Here’s another song about how great everything is in the world.” Environmental …

Keeping tabs on the arts: Paradise City Arts Festival; ‘More Clearly in Dreams,’ dance/theater performance at Smith

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A paradise of arts and crafts The Paradise City Arts Festival is back, filling four buildings and outdoor spaces at the Three County Fairgrounds Saturday through Monday. Two-hundred and sixty artists and fine crafts makers, chosen by a …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In “Tea for Three,” the one-woman show written for her by Eric H. Weinberger, Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka successively inhabits the personas of former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as each is …