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Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB 4, Wilbraham FH 1 Wilbraham FH 100 000 0—1 2 …

Bail reduced for Northampton man accused of child rape

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Northampton man accused of sexually assaulting two girls he knew had his bail reduced from $50,000 to $10,000 in Hampshire Superior Court on Monday. The decision by Judge Richard Carey came during a bail hearing for Stanley J. Michalski, 30, of 9 Florence Road. Michalski pleaded not guilty last week in the same court to four counts of rape of …

Peter Zygmont, accused of Florence arson, held without bail at Superior Court arraignment

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man accused of setting his home on fire in April pleaded not guilty to a single charge of arson of a dwelling in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday. Peter C. Zygmont, 62, of 111 North Main St., has been held at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction since …

Naming the baby

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HASTY — Artemis Indiana, daughter of Ginger Galvagni and Joshua Hasty of Pittsfield, was born July 13, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Dianne and Gary Galvagni of North Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Linda and Rodney Hasty of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are …

Engagement: Andrea Sheppard-Brick & Korey Linder

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Robert Brick and Janet Sheppard of Northampton announcement the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Sheppard-Brick, to Korey Linder, both of New Milford, Connecticut. Korey is the son of Kathleen Linder of Peekskill, New York. Andrea has received a …

Veterans Voice: New for area veterans

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Announcements MEETINGS: DAV Chapter 92 will have no meetings in July or August. The next meeting will be held Sept. 10 at VFW Post 8006, 18 Meadow St., Florence, at 7 p.m. AIKIDO WORKSHOP: “Wounded Warriors Way To A Unified Spirit” Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 …

Volunteers: Area opportunities

Saturday, July 25, 2015

summer volunteer training for long-term care ombudsman — Ombudsmen serve as advocates for elders and people with disabilities in the community. Next free training July 27 to 29. Contact Trevor at Franklin County Home Care Corporation at 773-5555 ext 2241 or tboeding@fchcc. Visit fchcc.org to learn more. It …

School Committee and at-large City Council seats among contested Northampton races on November ballot

Saturday, July 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The two incumbent at-large school Committee Members are set to face off against two newcomers, one of three contested races that will be decided in the Nov. 3 election. The others are a three-way race for two at-large City Council seats and a two-way race for …

GCC nursing program finds new home in Florence

Friday, July 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is moving its licensed practical nursing program to a Cooley Dickinson-rented space in Florence, minutes from the hospital’s Northampton campus. The LPN program has been in something of a transient state, housed in GCC’s downtown Greenfield satellite for a semester since losing space …

Moose on the loose -- and other area police news

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Amherst ∎ Kathleen Brennan, 50, of 16 Kestrel Lane, was arrested at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday on an Amherst street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and possession of an open container …

Incumbent Northampton city councilors announce bids for re-election

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The field of contenders for the city’s most powerful board is full of familiar faces as a Friday deadline looms for prospective candidates who want a crack at elective office. The City Council will likely see eight of its nine current members toss their hat in …

Hamp rides Zaikowski to playoff win

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After allowing a run to South Hadley in the top of the first inning, Northampton’s Brandon Zaikowski came back in the second and struck out the side on his way to retiring 14 straight batters. Zaikowski …

Northampton Sidewalk Sales makes the streets come alive

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Though Sidewalk Sales is in what organizers estimate could be its 60th year, there is no shortage of excitement for the annual downtown shopping event. “By the nature of the tents being out on the street, …