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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY WITT
"Burning-Falling" by Mary Witt

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 in art publications and have received regional and national awards. “I’ve started an extensive series of still life paintings in acrylics, of subjects that have definitely seen better days,” Wilda writes in an artist’s statement. In the New Gallery: “Living Beauty Without Borders,” an exhibit of abstract, figurative and floral paintings by …

‘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 …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Kneebody churns up the music at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Towering bass player Kaveh Rastegar was the affable spokesperson for Kneebody, a brilliant bicoastal jazz quintet that played the Iron Horse in Northampton this past Monday night. The small audience (35 people tops) was appreciative and enthusiastic — at the end of its eight-song hour-long set, the band received a standing ovation — …

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 …

Person hospitalized after cigarette burns carpet at Michael’s House

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — One person was taken to the hospital Friday night after firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the hallway at Michael’s House, 71 State St. Firefighters and police responded to a 911 call at 8:35 …