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ERNEST GIROUARD Police said an accident involving a parked car in front of 178 Main St. in Easthampton Friday night started two miles down the road in an incident of road rage. The two cars involved in that dispute had also crashed before one of the cars hit the parked car.

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 …

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 …

Southampton Select Board delays measure to define last call at bars, restaurants; will form committee on issue

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — After hearing overwhelming opposition from restaurant owners about a measure that would clarify when alcohol may be served, the Select Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to table the proposal. The board will reconsider clarifying the last-call time after a committee, made up of residents and liquor …

Southampton police seek information about theft of dirt bikes from Freyer Road garage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Police are asking for help in identifying suspects in the theft of three dirt bikes from a garage on Freyer Road, near Pequot Pond. The theft was reported Tuesday morning and is believed to have occurred overnight. Witnesses believe the suspects headed south on County Road …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …

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 …