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State will end prohibition on wine shipments to consumers Jan. 1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BOSTON — Whether it’s pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries from wineries to consumers. It follows a spirited campaign by out-of-state producers and customers that recently received a major endorsement from former … 0

New city schools chief meets with board

Friday, July 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — New School Superintendent John Provost unveiled his plan for getting to know the district at his first school committee meeting Thursday. Provost told the board that someone recently told him, “You have to get the lay of the land before you start making decisions” — and that this is what he plans to do in his role as city s with … 0

Cody Cleveland, John Ferrara combine on no-hitter for Northampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cody Cleveland and John Ferrara combined on a 5-inning no-hitter for the Northampton Mickey Mantle team in a 19-0 mercy-shortened road victory over Frontier. Cleveland started and struck out two in two innings. Ferrara fanned three over the last three frames. Ferrara led a 17-hit attack for Hamp with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Garrett Connly (two runs, two RBIs), … 0

$3.75M in state, federal money earmarked for Northampton projects at VA and Village Hill

Monday, July 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two affordable housing projects to create transitional homes for women veterans in Leeds and elderly assisted living at Village Hill Northampton received a financial boost from the state and federal governments Monday. In a stop in Springfield, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that a total of $83.6 … 0

Dignity Project: Lessons from the field in end-of-life matters

Monday, July 7, 2014

As a 24-year-old new graduate of the New York University occupational therapy program in 1985, I was bursting with enthusiasm and eager to help my patients learn to live their lives as independently as possible, in spite of … 0

Divers search for woman swept into Deerfield River Sunday while tubing

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CONWAY — Firefighters worked until dusk Sunday evening to recover the body of a woman presumed to have drowned in a tubing accident in the Deerfield River. Conway Fire Chief Robert Baker said a group of six or … 0

Pettengill Insurance sweeps doublerheader with Northampton Post 28

Sunday, July 6, 2014

After a come-from-behind win in eight innings in game one, Pettengill Insurance kept its momentum going for a rout in game two as it swept Northampton King & Cushman Post 28, 4-3 and 19-4 in American Legion action Sunday at Arcanum Field. The teams played a doubleheader after … 0

MAP Cigarette-stealing spree in Northampton ends with a summons

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 31-year-old South Hadley man is facing three counts of shoplifting after allegedly stealing $569.70 worth of cigarette packs from three gas stations in Northampton on Friday, said Police Detective Timothy Satkowski. Police first received a … 0

Big Y issues recall on Just Like Mom’s salads, beef and macaroni

Friday, July 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — The Big Y supermarket chain has recalled a dozen varieties of pre-packaged deli salads sold in its deli and food service departments. Big Y said in a statement on its website that food supplied by a … 0

Northampton police

Friday, July 4, 2014

∎ Brian Artiga, 24, whose address is listed as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 9:51 a.m. Friday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on a trespassing charge. Artiga refused to leave the hospital after being discharged, police said. ∎ Gerald Brennan, 67, of 129 Pleasant St., was arrested … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 4, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Jessica Fortin graduated from Trinity College … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 … 0

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on … 0