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JERREY ROBERTS
Hotel Northampton employees and their supporters walk to the hotel to deliver a petition to show the majority of employees demand a union Tuesday on King Street.

Hotel Northampton workers seek to unionize, dozens demonstrate support at rally Tuesday night

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — More than two-thirds of the workers at Hotel Northampton want to unionize — and on Tuesday night they marched through downtown to deliver that message to hotel management. The hotel workers, including servers, cooks, housekeepers and maintenance staff, have been organizing over the last year with the help of the New England Joint Board, Unite Here. On Tuesday, …

Tuesday’s colleges: Charlotte Wagner paces Mount Holyoke past Nichols

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Charlotte Wagner scored four goals as the Mount Holyoke field hockey team opened its season with a 9-0 victory over Nichols College Tuesday night in Dudley. Kristina Ramsden of Northampton had a goal and two assists, while Julia Bell added two tallies for the Lyons (1-0). Women’s soccer Mount Holyoke 2, Southern Vermont 1 — Liz Rose scored the game winner late in …

State Valor Act may apply to Westfield man accused of smashing wine bottles, smearing blood in restaurant’s kitchen

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Westfield man who was arrested Saturday after allegedly smashing wine bottles in a restaurant and then smearing his blood through the kitchen of a nearby eatery was not arraigned in court because he qualifies for possible resolution under the state’s Valor Act. The act relative to Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity and Resources, also known as the Valor Act, allows veterans …

Giving back: Singer-songwriter’s new album to benefit Safe Passage

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Once, Joslyn Thomas was a victim of abuse. Now, Thomas, 27, is using her talents as a musician to lend her support to Safe Passage, the organization she credits with saving her life. Thomas says she was emotionally …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Making music in Cloud Cuckooland

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Todd Rundgren was once nicknamed “The Hermit of Mink Hollow”; local musician Jim Weeks is “The Hermit of Pleasant Street.” Weeks runs his own recording studio, a Northampton hideaway of creativity called Cloud Cuckooland, and he has much …

Weekend Planner — Comedy: ‘Full-On Funny’ at Diva’s nightclub, Northampton

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happening on a (more or less) quarterly basis, the “Full-On Funny” comedy series at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton showcases local and regional comedians and is “open to all adult humans (21+) who enjoy laughter and good times.” Series …

Jurors in Adam Liccardi UMass rape trial see text messages exchanged by defendants

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Unlike his two co-defendants who have already been convicted, Adam T. Liccardi did not text much with his friends about the night in October 2012 that led to the four of them being charged with raping …

New signs point the way to Northampton Amtrak station

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Signs guiding travelers to the Northampton Amtrak Station were recently installed on city streets and on Interstate 91 — a move that increases the station’s visibility during what officials have said is an already booming period …

Driver strikes utility poles, highway sign, parked vehicles in early morning crash on North King Street

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton woman was taken to the hospital after crashing her car into two utility poles, a highway sign and a parked vehicle early Wednesday morning on North King Street. Melanie A. LaRochelle, 37, of 354 …

Baker directs $5.5M toward worker training in HCC appearance

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HOLYOKE — In an effort to support training for workers in the state, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $5.5 million in capital projects Tuesday at Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. Baker told reporters, elected officials and …

‘I broke my daughter’s leg;’ Southampton mom and area doctors warn against riding the slide with your toddler

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sarah Osetek of Southampton and her then-18-month-old daughter, Raelyn, were at the playground one day three years ago when they decided to go down the spiral slide — as they had many times before — with Raelyn secure …

Driver cited in crash that closed Kennedy Road in Leeds Tuesday morning

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Kennedy Road was shut down to traffic for several hours Tuesday after the driver of a pickup truck struck a utility pole and downed wires at about 5:45 a.m. Police said driver Michael Mientka, 21, of Williamsburg, was not injured in the crash, which caused heavy …

BRIEFS: Granby High School coach Tom Burke to replace Florence Bank CEO John Heaps Jr. as chairman of WMass Sports Commission

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Tom Burke will serve as chairman of the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission. Burke replaces John F. Heaps Jr., president and CEO of Florence Bank, who served a two-year …