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Area briefs

Friday, March 6, 2015

Amherst WRITE FOR RIGHTS: Amnesty International Group 128 will host a session for writing to prisoners of conscience/at risk/urgent action individuals from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, International Women’s Day, in the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Information, stationery and postage will be provided and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome for any part of that time. Further information is available by contacting Martha Spiegelman …

Hopkins Academy, South Hadley vie for Western Massachusetts boys basketball titles

Friday, March 6, 2015

One thing the Hopkins Academy and South Hadley boys basketball teams have in common is the Curry Hicks Cage. The Golden Hawks and Tigers are very familiar with the UMass gym and they are both playing there Saturday. Second-seeded Hopkins (20-2) will play No. 1 Monson (21-1) in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 …

Jose Alicia pleads not guilty to charges stemming from Easthampton convenience store incident

Friday, March 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Jose F. Alicea, 31, accused of attempting to rob an Easthampton convenience store in November by pointing a weapon at the clerk, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of armed assault on a person 60 or older and attempting to commit a crime. Hampshire Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder ordered Alicea held on $5,000 cash bail or $50,000 surety without …

After 19 years, Terry Culhane to resign from Public Works Commission in Northampton

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The longest-serving member of the Public Works Commission is expected to lead his final meeting next month, capping nearly two decades on the board when some of the city’s biggest public works decisions in years were …

After delays in deportation trial, DREAMer Bryan Torres now a student at Amherst College

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — Bryan Torres was 12 when he made a three-week journey from El Salvador to Northampton. He cried nearly every day. He didn’t know if he would see his grandmother again — the woman who had raised …

Local bird sightings

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A northern shrike continues to be seen in Windsor, and a Bohemian waxwing was also found. A rough-legged hawk continues in Lee, and five …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, February 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, baked Tater Tots TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, February 27, 2015

To submit an item to Friends and Neighbors email newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Michal Goderez was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emerson College, Boston. Goderez is majoring in directing narrative fiction. …

Picture perfect

Friday, February 27, 2015

Veterans Voice

Friday, February 27, 2015

Announcements MEETING: DAV Chapter 92 will hold its next meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 8006 in Florence. Nominations for officers will take be held. All disabled veterans who would like to join are welcomed. FUND RAISER: The annual DAV Chapter 92 Forget-Me-Not Fundraiser …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, February 27, 2015

Historic Deerfield — Historic Deerfield will soon be interviewing candidates for the guiding proghram. Looking for people who enjoy working with the public, learning about history, art and museums, and have a flexible schedule. Contact Lill Miskinis, 775-7132. Franklin County Home Care Corporation — Volunteer open house Wednesday, …

The search for the best breakfast sandwich

Friday, February 27, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The last name of Chris and Andrea Zawacki, co-owners of Tandem Bagel Company in Easthampton, was misspelled in a story about egg sandwiches Feb. 28. On a recent frigid morning, I followed a series of footprints …

Division 4 Boys Basketball: Smith Academy falls 70-42 to top-seeded Monson

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Smith Academy boys basketball team trailed by six points at halftime to top-seeded Monson in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 quarterfinal Thursday night. But the Falcons picked a bad time to go ice cold from the field, scoring only two points in the third quarter of the …