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Area police news

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Northampton ∎ Darcy R. Flynn, 31, of 27 Elizabeth St., was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Monday on a charge of shoplifting over $100 by concealing merchandise. Police allege she shoplifted clothing and other items with a total value of $112.27. ∎ A resident of Northampton Lodging at 129 Pleasant St. reported at 8:24 p.m. Monday that he opened his door and someone punched him in the face. ∎ A resident …

Northampton License Commission to hold violation hearings for 2 city businesses that allegedly sold alcohol to minors

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two city businesses are being called before the License Commission after police said they served alcohol to people under 21 during a June 13 compliance check. Doyle’s Package Store at 84 Maple St. in Florence will have a license violation hearing before the commission at its meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. Papa Gino’s Restaurant at 301 King St. is scheduled for …

Jury fails to reach verdict after first day of deliberations in Adam Liccardi UMass rape trial

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Jurors in the rape trial of Adam T. Liccardi deliberated for nearly seven hours Tuesday but did not reach a verdict. With the court’s closing time of 4:30 p.m. approaching, jurors asked to stay and deliberate a little longer. At 5, though, they notified Judge Richard J. Carey that they were …

Murals, paintings from Iraqi and American art exchange go up around Northampton

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A mural of Northampton painted by young people in the Valley went up at Serio’s Market Wednesday as part of a project displaying art by Iraqi and American youth. The mural was painted in 2009 by 16 youths ages 14 through 18, under the guidance of …

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Friday, June 21, 2013

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Eat up

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ice cream social The second annual Ice Cream Social will be held at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. rain or shine. Once again Herrill’s Ice Cream is donating the ice cream. Steve …

Pride station reports counterfeit $100 bill used in store — and other area police news

Friday, August 28, 2015

Northampton ∎ Emy Alsina, 37, of Holyoke, was arrested at 1:58 a.m. Friday on King Street on charges of operating with a suspended license and having an invalid inspection sticker. ∎ A man reported at 9:26 p.m. Thursday that he unlocked his bicycle worth $550 from a pole …

Screening postponed for crowdsourced remake of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — On Friday, organizers at Northampton Community Television postponed the screening — originally scheduled for Monday at Forbes Library in Northampton — of “The Crowdsourced Cinema Project.” NCTV director Al Williams wrote in an email to the …

Former UMass student who accused 4 men of rape takes stand in Adam Liccardi trial

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The prosecution in the trial of Adam T. Liccardi rested its case Friday afternoon after jurors heard over two hours of testimony from the former University of Massachusetts Amherst student who says she was gang-raped in …

Sewer break reported near Mill River in Northampton; residents advised not to swim

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — City officials are warning residents not to swim in the Mill River after a reported sewer line break. According to a statement issued by the city Friday, the Department of Public Works reported that a sewer line break near the river left untreated sewage leaking toward …

Suspicious package forces evacuation at Northampton blacksmith shop

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Workers at Ralph’s Blacksmith Shop at 36 Smith St. were evacuated from the building Friday after police received a call about a suspicious item inside the building. That item turned out to be a shotgun shell …

Faces to open cafe at Main Street store

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The new owner of a popular downtown Northampton store says he plans to open a small cafe at the site. Owner Camile Hannoush says Faces will open a cafe on its top floor with a menu of salads, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and specialty coffees and teas …

Northampton Housing Authority board to address Open Meeting Law violations, ‘litigation issues’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will convene a special meeting early Monday to publicly address for the first time a reorganization of the agency. The meeting begins with a closed-door session to discuss “litigation …