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Local organizers encourage participation in People’s Climate March in New York City

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Local organizers of the People’s Climate March in New York City are holding a meeting Monday seeking to spark interest in the Sept. 21 event. Susan Theberge, with the groups Climate Action NOW/350MA, said the main focus of the meeting will be on how social justice and peace organizations have a great deal in common with environmental groups, and to encourage community discussion about why these groups should … 0

World Eye Bookshop closing store in Florence on Saturday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After two years selling books on North Main Street in Florence, the World Eye Bookshop is closing Saturday, although its Greenfield store remains alive and well. Jessica Mullins, owner of Greenfield’s World Eye Bookshop, in operation for more than 45 years in that town’s downtown center, opened a second store in Florence in space near the thriving Cup and Top Cafe … 1

Homeless man arrested for trying to break into vending machine found with items stolen from Allen Place in Northampton

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amherst ∎ Marielos T. Marroquin, 22, of 175 Summer St., Unit 17, was arrested at 2:39 a.m. Thursday on Sunderland Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. Easthampton ∎ Alysa Grise, 37, of 35 Florence Road, was arrested at 1:32 a.m. Thursday on West Street on … 0

Wrongful death lawsuit against Northampton arsonist Anthony Baye dropped: Agreement reached over loss of father, son in 2009 fire

Friday, August 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The wrongful death civil lawsuit filed against convicted arsonist Anthony Baye has been dismissed as the result of an agreement by both sides. The motion for dismissal was filed Friday in Hampshire Superior Court. However, Mark … 0

Basic card-reading

Friday, August 15, 2014

Most declarers find it difficult to look 10 or more tricks ahead — even though in some deals it is relatively easy to do. For example, take this case where South got to six notrump and West led … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice Mondays at 9:15 a.m.; Yoga Stretch, Wednesdays at 9:15am TOWN NURSE — Office hours, Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 15, 2014

KIRIAKOPOULOS — Nora Cecelia and Elizabeth Rita, twin daughters of Annie Scagel and Alex Kiriakopoulos of Northampton, were born June 24 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Ann B. Scagel of Northampton and the late Edwin Scagel. The paternal grandmother is Elizabeth A. Curtin of … 0

Area police news

Friday, August 15, 2014

Amherst ∎ A woman contacted police at 12:55 a.m. Friday after she left her residence at Townehouse Apartments, 50 Meadow St., unlocked for a brief time and returned home to find the door locked with a dead bolt. Police were unable to find any signs of forced entry, … 0

Northampton council makes a dozen longtime private streets public

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — If it looks like a public street and feels like a public street, it’s a public street. That’s what the City Council decreed Thursday when it officially made a dozen private streets public, the first significant wave of some 35 streets that the Board of Public … 0

Merchants offer advice to customers taking advantage of Massachusetts tax-free weekend

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As merchants brace themselves for crowds this tax-free weekend, some advise their customers to decide on their purchases the day before to avoid some of the hassle. “Try to picture 32 bodies” in this store, remarked Ken Adams, … 0

MAP Who goes first at a four-way stop? Busy Northampton intersection may be safer, but some drivers remain hesitant

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Driving on Prospect Street near his home across from Childs Park had always been a nerve-racking experience for Reed Schimmelfing, who said he had to be on alert for anxious drivers “shooting out” from side streets … 3

Rules of the road at multiway stop signs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — So what exactly are the rules of the road at multiway stop signs? The general rule is to take turns, although the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles driver’s manual provides this additional guidance: ∎ The first motorist at the intersection has the right of way and … 0

State halts permits for Northampton, Brookline medical marijuana dispensaries after background check reveals possible falsified resume

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Plans for the only medical marijuana dispensary in Hampshire County are halted as state officials get to the bottom of whether the company’s executive director lied about his educational credentials. Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday the … 1