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Northampton firefighter Andy Pelis, center, greets Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody, in ball cap, following Northampton Fire Rescue's 16-8 loss to the Northampton Police Dept. in the first "Battle of the Badges" charity flag football game on Saturday.

Badge of honor

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Two backpacks with chef knives and other items stolen from a vehicle overnight — and other area police news

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hadley ∎ A 33-year-old Pittsfield man was arrested Sunday at 4:36 p.m. in a domestic violence case on charges of assault and battery on a family member, assault with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime, police said. According to police, the man, who was not identified, allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun while the couple were in a car …

One rescued from Connecticut River swimming area in Northampton after leg injury Saturday

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A person with a leg injury was rescued from the Connecticut River swimming area off Hockanum Road Saturday afternoon. The Northampton Fire Department responded to a 911 call Saturday around 3 p.m. The injured person was found near a rope swing on the riverbank and is believed to have broken his leg, according to Deputy Chief Stephen Vanasse. Vanasse said he …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination …

Outdoor fun

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Police break up underage party — and other area police news

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Northampton ∎ Noah Edward Chouinard, 19, of 597 Westhampton Road in Florence, and Adam Isaac Osherow, 19, of 357 Kennedy Road in Leeds, were arrested at 12:32 a.m. on Sunday after police responded to a report of an underage drinking party at Osherow’s home. Osherow was charged with …

‘Guerrilla gardening’ met with gratitude

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Jeanne Birdsall of Gothic Street would walk by the flower garden at the side of the courthouse, she would think to herself that it was sad no one seemed to be keeping it up. Weeds …

Goggins Real Estate relocates to former Bank of America branch site

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Nearly two years after the Bank of America closed its branch on 79 King St., Goggins Real Estate relocated its headquarters to the one-acre site last week. The real estate offices were previously located at 8 Main St. in Florence. “We were happy tenants in our …

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎ Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities, Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org ∎ Invasive Plant Removal at Graves Farm Sanctuary — Removal of Asian bittersweet vine Saturday, 9 a.m. …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Claire R. Thibodeau was named to the spring semester dean’s list for the spring at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She is a senior in the School of Art and Design. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Thibodeau is the daughter of Paula Russell of …

Engagement: Jessica Petrus & Evan Aird

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jessica Ashley Petrus and Evan Clay Aird announce their engagement. Evan is the son of Linda Aird of Granby and the late Thomas Aird. He is a graduate of Northampton High, class of 2000, Brown University and the …

Naming the baby

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HASTY — Artemis Indiana, daughter of Ginger Galvagni and Joshua Hasty of Pittsfield, was born July 13, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Dianne and Gary Galvagni of North Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Linda and Rodney Hasty of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are …

Engagement: Andrea Sheppard-Brick & Korey Linder

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Robert Brick and Janet Sheppard of Northampton announcement the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Sheppard-Brick, to Korey Linder, both of New Milford, Connecticut. Korey is the son of Kathleen Linder of Peekskill, New York. Andrea has received a …