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Erin Voss, of Northampton, set a national record in winning the 200 backstroke at the YMCA National Long Course Championships.

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by almost 5 seconds. Tricia Weaner of Pennsylvania … 0

Pro-Palestinian rally draws 150 in Northampton

Friday, August 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A pro-Palestinian protest spilled into the street in front of Northampton City Hall on Main Street Friday evening, prompting police to move in to control the crowd. Police Lt. Craig Kirouac said no arrests were made, but that officers were present to direct traffic as well as ensure the safety of the protesters. He estimates that there were around 150 protesters … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly played on Saturday mornings, with one-to-two weekday practices at Northampton High School and away games … 0

Northampton Sidewalk sales present opportunity to party

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For the vendors, artists, and families who filled the streets of downtown this weekend, Sidewalk Sales is more than a shopping event. “It’s much more like hanging out,” said Patrick Pezzati, owner of Turn it Up! … 0

New retail shop, Port MA, brings 'classic' clothes to Main Street, Northampton

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Springfield native Benjamin Glushein, 36, achieved a long-held dream to own his own boutique when he opened Port MA at 202 Main St. July 13. He took a circuitous route to get here, but that makes … 0

Neal opposed to Westover as site for migrant children

Friday, July 25, 2014

CHICOPEE — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal this week criticized Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to house refugee children at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, saying it was “virtually unlikely” to be chosen as a site. In an interview … 0

Deaf and hard of hearing children find their story at Clarke Schools camp in Easthampton

Friday, July 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — In a classroom on The Williston Northampton School campus Thursday, six children clapped, hopped and boogied while singing backup along with a recording of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors while Jordan Gatewood, 13, … 0

Montessori School collects for Guerra family

Friday, July 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In the wake of the fire that destroyed the home of restaurateur Claudio Guerra, the Montessori School of Northampton, where his children are enrolled, is collecting cards, clothing, toys and gift cards for Guerra and his … 1

Judge: Gary Couchon of Easthampton is too dangerous to be released after alleged attack on two women

Friday, July 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In tears during a Northampton District Court hearing Friday, an Easthampton woman testified that the man arrested after a weekend assault at her home was her best friend and someone she only feared when he was drinking. She said he has been sober for three months … 0

British firm Malvern Instruments buys MicroCal, saving 42 Northampton jobs

Friday, July 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than 40 city jobs that were expected to be lost have been saved after a British company bought MicroCal, a high-tech firm in the Northampton Industrial Park. Malvern Instruments Ltd. announced Friday that it had … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. An Acadian flycatcher continues to be seen down from Gate 22 at the Quabbin Reservoir. Two young Orchard orioles were found in the East … 0

That magic number 13

Friday, July 25, 2014

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, said Keats, and here is a hand you might want to keep in your treasure box for future reference. South was in six notrump, and West led the jack of … 0

Brush strokes

Friday, July 25, 2014

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