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Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury indicted on firearms charges resulting from Belchertown incident

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has been indicted on unrelated firearms charges. The Republican reports that a grand jury Tuesday handed down an indictment charging ex-Pelham Chief Edward Fleury with assault with a dangerous weapon and 22 counts of improper storage of firearms. Authorities allege Fleury pointed a loaded handgun at a …

Housing projects headline $1.1 million in CPA funds to be considered by Northampton City Council

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two Pleasant Street projects that would significantly add to the city’s affordable housing stock will highlight the latest round of Community Preservation Act grants scheduled for discussion before the City Council Thursday night. The plans being pitched by Valley Community Development Corp. at the former Northampton Lumber site at 256 Pleasant St., and by HAPHousing at the Northampton Lodging site at …

Northampton to ask state Legislature for five new all-alcohol licenses

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Three months after awarding a highly desired all-alcohol liquor license to Bistro Les Gras in a random drawing, the city intends to seek permission from the state that would allow it to issue similar licenses to five of the businesses that were not as lucky. Mayor David J. Narkewicz will ask the City Council on Thursday for authority to seek the …

Business news in brief

Monday, December 15, 2014

Skinner Auctioneers names representative NORTHAMPTON — George Thomas Lewis will provide appraisal and consignment services in western Massachusetts for the Skinner Inc. auction house. Lewis is a longtime resident of Northampton where he ran his business, George Thomas …

Guild Art Supply owners open Big Wheel Press stationery store

Monday, December 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Handwritten notes are often overlooked in the age of the Internet and emails. But William Muller and his wife, Alexandra Geller, on Friday opened Big Wheel Press, a store that stocks their homemade stationery, other stationery made around the world and greeting cards. The store is …

Amid turmoil, Rosenberg quietly prepares for Senate presidency

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg was named chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 1996, he said time would tell whether the job would be the pinnacle of his career or just a step …

Growing staff, salary

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In his current post as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules and the Joint Committee on Rules, state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg has a staff of six. If he wins election to be …

Weekend high school recaps: Cam Earle lifts South Hadley over rival Granby in Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Each side had a 20-point scorer, but Cam Earle’s 28 lifted South Hadley over Granby, 64-61, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at the Curry Hicks Cage on Saturday. Jesse Molin had 23 points for the Rams (0-1). Granby …

Area police news

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Northampton ∎ Police took a report Saturday at 6:36 p.m. that a donation envelope containing an undisclosed amount of money for the Humane Society was stolen from a Bridge Street business called the Different Drummer. There are no suspects, police said. ∎ Police took a report Saturday at …

Some 75 protesters in Northampton demand Obama reject Keystone project; also hold silent vigil in honor of Michael Brown

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Drawing attention to what they see as a key battle in the fight against climate change, some 75 demonstrators Saturday rallied in front of the courthouse to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, calling on President …

Northampton woman hit by car remains in critical condition after being transported to Mass General

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Chloe Rombach, the 22-year-old Northampton woman struck by a car while crossing Bridge Street earlier this week, remains in critical condition this weekend after being transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. according to a hospital spokeswoman. A report in Saturday’s Gazette that stated Rombach had …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …