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Iryna Calderon passes a Smith College vehicle brushing about seven inches of snow from the sidewalk on Elm Street in Northampton early Tuesday morning. "It's a nice walk," said Calderon who was making her way home from Cooley Dickinson Hospital after visiting a friend working the overnight shift during the storm.

Storm’s morning totals fall short of predictions, but road crews warn of long day ahead

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Overnight snow totals fell short of predictions as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, but forecasters still predicted a long storm ahead. “I’m a little disappointed to be honest with you,” said Northampton Highway Superintendent Richard Parasiliti Jr. as he drove his 10-wheel dump truck fitted with a wing plow down Route 66 at 6:30 a.m. “I was expecting a …

Valley residents prepared as predicted historic storm begins to unfold late Monday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

As the winter storm began unfolding late Monday night — and the statewide ban on nonessential travel loomed — some people in the Valley were making plans to continue business as usual despite the prediction of a historic snowfall. Food outlets at the University of Massachusetts were well-prepared to feed thousands of students …

Monday’s high school boys basketball: Easthampton beats storm, Smith Vocational

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dakota Wheeler and the Easthampton boys basketball beat the snow storm and Smith Vocational Monday. Wheeler had 21 points as the Eagles won 91-42 in a game moved up to the early evening at Easthampton, well before the snow storm hit the county. Joe Czarnik added 16 points, LJ Bara had 13, and Sam Brodeur and Liam Healey each had 10 for the …

Area court news

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Williamsburg ■ Moses D. Miller, 48, of 57 Main St., pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court on Thursday to a charge of assault on a family or household member. According to court records, Miller’s girlfriend told police Wednesday that on Tuesday night at his home he had …

Northampton Police will conduct firearms training at Florence range this Sunday

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Police Department’s latest graduates from the Massachusetts State Police Academy will join a handful of other officers in firearms training at the firing range in Florence on Sunday. Capt. Jody Kasper said up to nine officers will participate in the training at the Northampton Revolver …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional beats Sabis, punches tournament ticket

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Isaac Siegel and Devonte’ McCall each posted a double-double as the Amherst boys basketball team clinched a tournament berth with a 69-53 road win over Sabis Wednesday night. Siegel scored a game-high 26 points with 10 rebounds, while McCall had 15 points and 12 boards. Will Cuffee and …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley pins down Frontier Regional

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The South Hadley wrestling team collected three consecutive pins from Jack Greaney (132 pounds), Cyrus Larivee (138) and Sean O’Grady (145) which helped pave the way to a 38-30 win over Frontier Regional in South Hadley, Wednesday. Dean Tech 51, Hampshire Regional 20 at Hampshire Regional High School …

Richard Orozco of Chicopee admits breaking into Easthampton home, crashing car in Northampton

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Chicopee man who admitted that he stole $1,000 worth of quarters from an Easthampton man will likely go to state prison for three to five years, although a judge postponed his sentencing so he can see his terminally ill mother. Richard J. Orozco, 40, of …

Boston doctor's shooting death hits home for Nancy Rhoades of Northampton

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Put simply, he saved her life and she loved him for it. That’s how Nancy Rhoades of Northampton describes Dr. Michael J. Davidson, the cardiovascular surgeon who died Tuesday after being shot outside an exam room …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: ‘The Great Mix CD Mix-Up’ — A musical message in a bottle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January? Dullsville. Gray skies, gray ground, treacherous ice, bitter cold. But luckily every year there’s an event that transforms any winter rut with colorful new sights and sounds: “The Great Mix CD Mix-Up.” Since 2009 it’s been a …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Fast Five’ at Northampton Arts Trust Building

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Connecticut River Valley Poets’ Theatre’s production of “Fast Five” will be presented Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Northampton Arts Trust building. A spoof of the Vin Diesel action-flick series, the …

A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as …

Area briefs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Northampton TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: The annual “teacher appreciation luncheon” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Northampton High School cafeteria. Every year, parents prepare lunch for the teachers on a professional development day. To sign up to bring a dish, visit the event’s …