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Cade Holden, 18, competes in the annual Northampton School Day Games held by Special Olympics Massachusetts at Northampton High School Thursday in Northampton.

Special Olympics participants enjoy the spotlight at Northampton High School track

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Bridge Street School student Mason Cruz looked nothing short of heroic as he sprinted down the Northampton High School track Thursday wearing a Superman tank top. Running alongside him was Craig Murdock, Bridge Street school physical education teacher and, on Thursday, a coach for the annual Northampton School Day Games, hosted by Special Olympics Massachusetts. “We don’t worry …

Child sexual assault case of Leo Fugler III of Granby in hands of jury

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court jury began deliberating Thursday morning to decide if Leo E. Fugler sexually assaulted three children in the mid-1990s — or if, as he contends, the three now-adults made up the allegations out of anger and resentment. Fugler, 55, of 39 North St. in Granby, has pleaded not …

Kulwinder Singh of Florence cited in collision that injured bicyclist

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was cited for failing to yield after a collision that injured a bicyclist Wednesday night. According to police, Kulwinder Singh, 41, of 20 Park Hill Road, was driving a truck that struck a bicyclist as he was turning from North Main Street onto Park Street at 6:35 p.m. The bicyclist, Dominique F. Thiebaut, 58, of 231 Main St., …

To-do list: Family events

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Family Life Preserved Built in 1752, the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, was a private home continuously occupied by six generations of one family until 1949, when it was opened to the public. Today, hundreds …

Northampton orders daytime ban on ‘nonessential’ outdoor water use

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — City officials placed a daytime ban on “nonessential” outdoor water use Tuesday, citing low water levels in the Mill River. The ban — in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until the river rises — limits the watering of lawns to handheld hoses …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home …

Police cruiser damaged as officers break up crowd near Mill River

Monday, May 25, 2015

Northampton ∎ A Northampton police cruiser was damaged about 4 p.m. Sunday after police dispersed a group of people near a dam behind Chartpak on River Road in Leeds. Police said they plan to summon a 21-year-old Chicopee man on charges of trespassing, trespassing with a motor vehicle, …

Traditional Memorial Day observances in Florence and Easthampton draw large crowds

Monday, May 25, 2015

Despite a misty and overcast beginning to Memorial Day, large crowds turned out for parades and other events Monday in Florence and Easthampton. In Florence, spectators lined Main Street applauding contingents of veterans and veterans service agencies, as …

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary earns spot in Yankee Magazine ‘Best of New England’ travel guide

Monday, May 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Yankee Magazine has named Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary to its annual list of New England’s best travel destinations. The sanctuary, listed in the category of “Best Birdwatching” in Massachusetts, is featured in the magazine’s Best of New …

Area police news

Monday, May 25, 2015

Northampton ∎ Kenneth L. English, 50, of 43 Center St., was arrested near 109 Main St. at 12:27 p.m. Sunday on an Eastern Hampshire District Court warrant for assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. ∎ Police investigated a reported shoplifting at Wal-Mart at 180 North …

Northampton police chief screening committee interviewing six candidates for post

Monday, May 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A screening committee has narrowed the field of applicants to be the next police chief from 34 to six and will finish interviewing the candidates this week. Screening committee member William H. Dwight, also City Council president, said the committee hopes to recommend two to four …

Joseph Morrison works to live right ‘outside the wall’ and share his story with others

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In the spring of 2013, Joseph Morrison was 14 years into his 15-year prison sentence for masked, armed robbery. He was coming to terms with the things he had done, from violent crime to dealing drugs …

Amherst boys ultimate falls short in state final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys ultimate team came up short of another state title at the Division 1 Massachusetts High School Championships held at Greenfield Community College over the weekend. The Hurricanes never led against a stout Lexington team, who answered every Amherst comeback attempt Sunday afternoon. …