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SOUTHAMPTON BOARD OF HEALTH This photo included in the Board of Health's inspection report on the William E. Norris School shows exposed pipes. School officials fixed the problem within a week.

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 officials say many of the deficiencies have already been fixed. The town health, fire and building departments on Aug. 18 conducted inspections …

‘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 on her mother’s lap. But as they whizzed around a bend to the right, the …

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 and were married at Our Lady of Czestehowa Parish in Turners Falls on Nov. 21, …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Southampton to consider last call at bars, restaurants that serve alcohol

Monday, August 10, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Restaurant owners and residents are invited to offer comments on a proposed policy that clarifies the hours when bars and restaurants are allowed to serve alcoholic beverages. The Select Board will consider the measure after a public hearing at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in …

Southampton to resume paramedic-level ambulance services after state approval Friday

Friday, August 7, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The state gave the Southampton Fire Department approval to restart its paramedic-level ambulance services after an inspection Friday. “It went great, as expected,” Fire Chief John Workman said of the visit by officials from the state …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, August 7, 2015

Amherst Dylan K. Hebert was awarded faculty honors for the spring semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. A. Miguel Reda received three awards from the University of Vermont: the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Emerging Leadership Award, the UVM Ram Vincent-Bryan Community Builders Award and …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel …

Valley Views: Lower Mill Pond

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lower Mill Pond Ferry Street, Easthampton Photograph and text by Bob Solosko, Easthampton On a beautiful day with blue sky and white puffy clouds in mid-July, I went bicycling along the rail trail in Easthampton with my camera …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Claire R. Thibodeau was named to the spring semester dean’s list for the spring at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She is a senior in the School of Art and Design. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Thibodeau is the daughter of Paula Russell of …