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Road rage incident spawns two separate accidents in Easthampton Friday night

Friday, August 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Two accidents involving three cars on Route 10 in Easthampton Friday night likely started from a single incident of road rage in Southampton, police said. It all began when one car turned on to Route 10 in Southampton from the parking lot of Puza’s Pure Food Market before 6:15 p.m. Friday night as another car was heading north on the road. “The driver of that vehicle on Route …

Southampton Norris school problems fixed, officials give OK to open

Friday, August 28, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Nearly all of the problems identified in an inspection earlier this month at the William E. Norris School have been fixed, and on Friday the school got the OK to open Aug. 31, according to Superintendent Craig Jurgensen. The town health, fire and building departments conducted inspections of the school on Aug. 18, prior to its official opening. Dozens of problems …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the sheriffs of Hampshire and Franklin counties, it is open to anyone who is interested. Breakfast …

William E. Norris school inspection reveals dozens of issues, officials move to remedy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Inspections conducted by town officials last week at the William E. Norris Elementary School revealed a laundry list of problems, from mold in the cafeteria kitchen refrigerator, to pillows with missing advisory tags — but school …

‘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 …

Dale and Edith Cadran celebrate 55th anniversary

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dale and Edith Cadran (nee Molongoski) of Westfield and Naples, Florida, and former 30 year residents of Southampton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with local family and friends with a party in July. They met in high school …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the …

Southampton Planning Board approves shade tree removal for Pleasant Street subdivision; historic building demolition delay bylaw advanced

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The Planning Board on Wednesday voted to approve the removal of seven shade trees in the planned Woodmar Estates subdivision off Pleasant Street. The board also voted to give a favorable recommendation for an historic building demolition delay bylaw proposed by the Southampton Historical Commission. The …

MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend …

Hampshire Regional School District adds Worthington students at high school, new staff and facilities

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional High School and Middle School will be welcoming a dozen new students from Worthington when school is back in session, and the district’s four elementary schools are adding new staff, technology and recreational facilities. …

Valley Views: Day-Spring

Friday, August 14, 2015

Day-Spring Springfield Road, Belchertown Photograph and text by Julius Lester, Belchertown I am a nyctophiliac, i.e. one who loves darkness and functions best at night. Thus I seldom go to bed before day-spring— an archaic and much more …

Southampton Select Board identifies communication as weakness in annual review of Fire Chief John Workman

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Upset by hearing about delays in the Fire Department’s work to reestablish its ambulance services not from Fire Chief John Workman, but from media reports, the Select Board identified communication as an area in need of improvement during his annual performance review Thursday. He was evaluated …

Tree-cutting mishap in Easthampton results in power outage and fire which destroys car

Thursday, August 13, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A tree-cutting mishap caused a car fire and widespread power outage Thursday when part of a tree fell on a power line on Pomeroy Street. Police and fire officials responded to several 911 calls around 9:23 …