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Erin Voss, of Northampton, set a national record in winning the 200 backstroke at the YMCA National Long Course Championships.

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by almost 5 seconds. Tricia Weaner of Pennsylvania … 0

Pro-Palestinian rally draws 150 in Northampton

Friday, August 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A pro-Palestinian protest spilled into the street in front of Northampton City Hall on Main Street Friday evening, prompting police to move in to control the crowd. Police Lt. Craig Kirouac said no arrests were made, but that officers were present to direct traffic as well as ensure the safety of the protesters. He estimates that there were around 150 protesters … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly played on Saturday mornings, with one-to-two weekday practices at Northampton High School and away games … 0

Weekend Planner — Kids: Paintbox Theatre’s ‘Pirate Girl’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he and the cruel crew of The Horrible Haddock rule the high seas — but he hasn’t reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly shouldn’t have kidnapped her! … 0

Weekend Planner — Exhibit: Gregory ‘Button Man’ Wilson at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

While Northampton’s Gregory “Button Man” Wilson designed and manufactured political, advertising and social-issue pin-back buttons for 28 years until his retirement, his lifelong avocation has been photography. Self-taught except for a course at the U.S. Air Force School … 0

Weekend Planner — Clubs: Susan Angeletti at Fitzwilly’s in Northampton

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“I’m starting a new blues ‘n’ soul, glitter-queen, rock ‘n’ roll house gig at beautiful downtown Fitzwilly’s starting this Thursday night!” shouts local blues diva Susan Angeletti. Yes, if you’re anywhere in downtown Northampton July 31 you’ll likely … 0

Northampton officials prep for Damon Road closure Aug. 9-10

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police and transportation officials are preparing a game plan to handle potential traffic issues that may crop up when a portion of Damon Road is closed to through traffic for most of the Aug. 9-10 weekend as upgrades to a railroad crossing are made. In addition … 0

MAP Northampton begins largest paving operation in years with $2 million and dozens of streets picked for improvement

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In what Northampton’s public works director calls the largest paving operation in years, road repairs to the tune of some $2 million are officially in full swing at various spots around the city. Nearly a dozen … 1

Music review: Band of Horses and Midlake refresh roots-rock groove at Calvin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A crossroads runs through the heart of most good rock songs, and that’s just where Band of Horses and Midlake planted themselves on Monday night for an engaging dual concert at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. These are … 0

Northampton florist has money for daughter’s wedding stolen in break-in

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When someone broke into the safe inside Nuttelman’s Florist sometime overnight, it wasn’t money for the business or to pay bills that was taken, said office manager Mary Nuttelman. It was the money she and her … 0

MAP Multi-year volunteer project to make Mud Pond Trail, off Moody Bridge Road in Hadley, accessible to all nears completion, opening set for October

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HADLEY — On a sweltering late July day, Henry Kahan, 16, took a break from building a boardwalk for a trail through the forest in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. He got … 0

Profiting from loss: S. Hadley man accused of stealing $5,000 from fundraiser for classmate who died

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Despite her anger, Cathy Machak said she doesn’t want jail time for the man who allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a fundraiser in memory of her late son, who died last year. Machak said a … 1

Area police news

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amherst ■ A 19-year-old Holyoke man will be summoned to court on a charge of breaking and entering during the nighttime after he entered the community room at Jean Elder Apartments, 9 Chestnut St., and was dound asleep there Saturday at 8:16 a.m., police said. Belchertown ■ Gina … 0