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Larry Cadorette fixes a barn window at his farm in Northampton off route 66.

Fixing the farm’s view

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Habitual offender Bruce Bennett sentenced to more prison time for break-ins in Florence and Easthampton

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 63-year-old man who has been in and out of prison for many years received a seven-year prison sentence Monday after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to breaking into homes in Florence and Easthampton. As part of an agreed-upon plea deal, Bruce V. Bennett, 63, whose last address was 421 North Main St., Apt. 6, pleaded guilty to two counts …

Through Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund, family teaches children about spirit of giving

Monday, November 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Kira Jewett’s children were 3 and 6 years old, they asked for fewer Christmas presents so their parents could give more money to the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund. “That’s who our family is,” Jewett said. “I feel really happy and proud that my kids are getting those messages loud and clear that it’s not about us. It’s about a …

Northampton spectators on ‘the hill’ calm during Thanksgiving football game, say they were surprised to hear of misbehavior

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Either the name “Healthy Hill” caught on, or spectators at the Northampton-Easthampton Thanksgiving Day football game were not in a party mood on the holiday. With school officials taking precautions against the possibility of rowdiness in …

Future shines for Northampton football as Blue Devils run past Easthampton on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton — Future and present met in the end zone for the Northampton football team in its first Thanksgiving Day game against Easthampton. Junior running backs Elijah Davis and Nik Smith both topped 100 yards and scored in …

Students, alumnae urge Smith College to divest its $1.77 billion endowment from fossil fuels

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An increasing number of students and alumnae are urging Smith College to divest its $1.77 billion endowment from fossil fuels, and say they are growing impatient with the lack of response from campus officials. Meghan Kallman, a 2005 Smith graduate who lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, …

‘Book Man’ Frank Heston delivers outside worlds to homebound in Northampton

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Though just a mere part-time Forbes Library staffer, Frank Heston enables time travel, offers perspectives on news and delivers different worlds to the front doors of dozens of elderly or homebound city residents. He’s the “Book …

Northampton Fire Rescue computer system to get $35,645 upgrade

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A sluggish computer system at Northampton Fire Rescue is due for a major tune-up, city officials say, so the department’s 12-year-old server will be replaced with state-of-the-art technology. The City Council last week approved spending $35,645 from the city’s stabilization fund for a new server — …

Northampton High School graduate Graham Spencer-Orrell to march for second time in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Northampton High School graduate will march Thursday in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the second time. Graham Spencer-Orrell, 21, a trumpet player, marched with Macy’s Great American Marching Band — the contingent of the …

Whately musician 'Mister G' wins Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WHATELY — On what has been called “The Biggest Night in Latin Music,” Ben Gundersheimer, better known by his stage name, “Mister G,” became winner of this year’s Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. The Whately resident attended …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball rolls past Wesleyan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ali Doswell scored 17 points as the fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team made quick work of Wesleyan Tuesday, winning 71-30 at LeFrak Gymnasium. Meghan Sulivan (Granby) added nine points, while Meredith Doswell and Jackie Nagle each had eight for the Lord Jeffs (3-0). Westfield State 87, Mount …

Thanksgiving football: Northampton, Easthampton starting new tradition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The 36-14 defeat Easthampton suffered against Northampton last November still resonates with the Eagles ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup. “We got destroyed last year by them, so we want to make a better comeback than we did,” Easthampton …

Jose Alicea of Easthampton pleads guilty to attempted robbery, awaits sentencing

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 31-year-old Easthampton man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court to attempting to rob an elderly clerk at a convenience store in that city last year. Sentencing was delayed while the Probation Department develops more information for a judge. Judge Bertha D. Josephson requested a …