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Sunderland Town Administrator Margaret Z. Nartowicz accepts job offer in Rutland

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sunderland Town Administrator Margaret Z. Nartowicz has accepted an offer for the same job in Rutland. Nartowicz bested four other candidates to be offered the Worcester County town’s first town administrator post. The Rutland Select Board interviewed candidates over the last two weeks, and voted unanimously to offer the job to Nartowicz at its Monday meeting, according to chairman Michael Pantos. “Actually it was so unanimous...after conducting the interviews that …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

At the Robert Floyd Gallery “Perceptions II,” an exhibit of photography by Bob Solosko of Easthampton, will be on view through April 30 at the Robert Floyd Gallery and Learning Center, 2 East St., Southampton. There will be a reception Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., with a conversation with the artist at …

Area churches announce Holy Week, Easter services

Monday, March 30, 2015

The following is the schedule of Holy Week services in the area provided by churches that responded to a Gazette request for listings: AMHERST First Congregational Church, 165 Main St. March 29, 10:30 a.m., Palm/Passion Sunday, worship with communion April 1, 7 p.m., A service of foot washing April 2, 6 p.m., Simple supper in the dining room; 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service …

Minh Sullivan named Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Easthampton at 50th competition

Sunday, March 29, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Wearing a slightly bemused expression and clutching several certificates she won for her talents, Minh Sullivan, 16, walked across the stage at the Easthampton High School auditorium to have a medallion draped around her neck naming …

Paying homage: Robert Floyd gallery presents 14th annual ‘Women in History Month’ photo contest and exhibit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Every March, in honor of Women’s History Month, the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center hosts a photo contest and exhibit that pays homage to women and their achievements. The 14th annual “Women in History Month Photo …

Southampton voters to decide contested races for Select Board, School Committee and Board of Health

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

southampton — Select Board and School Committee incumbents face challengers and two candidates are vying for an open Board of Health seat in contests that will be decided at the annual town election on May 4. Incumbent David McDougall, Shannon Cutler and Charles J. Kaniecki are seeking the …

Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings win first New England championship

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Greater Holyoke YMCA swim team made history and ended a dynasty this weekend at MIT. Greater Holyoke took home its program’s first New England YMCA championship en route to ending the YMCA of the North Shore’s 15-year …

Southampton seeks oral historians to help preserve memory of Sen Edward Kennedy’s 1964 plane crash

Monday, March 23, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — It was, perhaps, the only local news that could dwarf coverage of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On June 20, the day after that bill passed, the top headline on the front …

Health events: Workshops, support groups, resources

Monday, March 23, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING GENTLE MOVEMENT —and Yoga classes for Parkinson’s Disease with Donna Brooks. Improves coordination, dexterity, strength, balance, motor control and rapidity. Fun filled classes: Wednesdays: 9:30 to 10:30 emphasizes Yoga and relaxation. 11 a.m. to noon emphasizes …

Richard Boyle of Autumn Management sells Valley Apartments in Easthampton for $7.25 million

Friday, March 20, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Valley Apartments complex on Route 10 owned by Autumn Management has been sold for $7.25 million, according to David Ryan, the real estate agent who handled the sale. The 104-unit complex was purchased by Kuber Krupa LLC, owned by Easthampton businessman Naresh Patel, in a …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, March 20, 2015

Amherst Jonathan Park was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Northampton Jenna Murray was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of …

Windsor husband and wife deny receiving stolen property taken from many homes in region

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PITTSFIELD — A Windsor husband and wife charged with warehousing items allegedly stolen by their adult sons have been freed on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty. James Tarjick Sr., 62 and his wife Nancy, 60, both pleaded not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday to seven …

Southampton, Sunderland town administrators Heather Budrewicz and Margaret Nartowicz finalists for Rutland job

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two local town administrators are among five finalists for the same job in Rutland — Heather M. Budrewicz in Southampton and Margaret Z. Nartowicz in Sunderland. They were selected from 17 candidates who applied to become the first town administrator in Rutland, a town of about 8,700, which …