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Bob Kies, a maintenance worker at the Northampton Senior Center on Conz Street, installs a sign for an upcoming craft fair scheduled for November 14.

Arms and hammer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday’s colleges: Smith College field hockey ends drought vs Mount Holyoke

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mariah Ollive delivered the Smith College field hockey team’s first win over Mount Holyoke since 2003 on Tuesday. Ollive tapped in a cross from Elsie Odhiambo in the 46th minute for the victory in Northampton. Sarah LaQuerre opened the scoring for Mount Holyoke (5-5, 1-2 NEWMAC) in the 12th minute off a corner from Charlotte Wagner. Smith (5-5, 3-1 NEWMAC) tied the game …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in the game’s final two minutes. Sienna Caron collected a goal and an assist for Hampshire …

Big plays hurt Smith Voke in 33-8 loss to Franklin Tech

Sunday, October 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Three big plays are what separated Smith Vocational from keeping this game close. The Vikings were unable to overcome those obstacles and Franklin County Tech posted a 33-8 Tri-County League football victory Saturday afternoon in the blustery conditions at Franklin Tech. The Eagles (3-1, 2-0 …

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders focuses on economic issues at Springfield rally

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator, delivered a speech centered on income inequality to a cheering crowd at the MassMutual Center here Saturday. Campaign officials estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 would attend …

As shmita year ends for Jews, attention remains on restoring environmental health

Friday, October 2, 2015

Just as Sabbath is a day of rest in Judaism and Christianity, the “shmita” year is defined in the Jewish Torah as a sabbatical year as part of a seven-year cycle, to give the land a rest. But the concept of shmita is not just for Jews, who …

Northampton runs past CREC, 55-30

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When faced with the decision to have a bye week or play a game, the Northampton High School football team went out of state for its opponent Friday night. The Blue Devils dominated first-year varsity program Capitol Regional Education Council (CREC), 55-30. Northampton played its starters …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Vocational beats Sci-Tech for first girls volleyball win

Friday, October 2, 2015

Three games into Friday’s match with Sci-Tech, it looked like the Smith Vocational girls volleyball team, which entered the game without a win in its three varsity seasons, was headed for yet another loss. The Vikings trailed two games to one after being blown out in the third …

Hampshire Council of Governments drops plan for collective program to buy electricity

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Hampshire Council of Governments will abandon its plan to form a collective program to buy electricity after the group’s proposal was denied last month by the state Department of Public Utilities. The council’s Community Choice Aggregation program, planned for more than a decade, was designed …

Area police news

Friday, October 2, 2015

Easthampton ∎ A 17-year-old was arrested on a warrant at 4:06 p.m. Thursday at Family Dollar at 90 Union St. …

Robert Crowther, jailed for drunken driving accident that killed friend, reflects on experience

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Sitting in a small room overlooking the gym in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, Robert Crowther said that the evening of Sept. 27, 2014, started like any other Saturday night. He got out …

New England Treatment Access reports serving 100 to 150 patients daily at Northampton dispensary

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — New England Treatment Access celebrated the grand opening of its Northampton dispensary with Mayor David Narkewicz on Friday after a full week of serving patients. The facility is the first registered medical marijuana facility opened in …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …