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Woman’s body found in Connecticut River in South Hadley

Friday, November 27, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — A woman’s body was found in the Connecticut River in South Hadley on Friday. The Northwestern district attorney’s office is investigating and has yet to determine a cause of death or identify the woman. Chicopee Police said in a Facebook post Friday evening that a Chicopee woman who was reported missing earlier this week — Janice Camerlin, 61 — may have been located, and that they were …

Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble to hold third benefit concert for Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund

Friday, November 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Continuing a musical tradition for a third year, the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble will hold a benefit concert for the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund in December. The ensemble directed by Tony Thornton first organized the benefit for December 2013, but it was postponed to March 2014 due to a heavy …

South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to …

Shoplifter flees after stealing T-shirt from Northampton Wal-Mart — and other area police news

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton • Justin L. Wentworth, 36, of 639 Riverside Drive in Florence, was arrested at a Florence Road residence at 8:17 a.m. Thursday on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony and trespassing. • Reinerio A. Torres, 40, of Worcester, was arrested on …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball rolls past Wesleyan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ali Doswell scored 17 points as the fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team made quick work of Wesleyan Tuesday, winning 71-30 at LeFrak Gymnasium. Meghan Sulivan (Granby) added nine points, while Meredith Doswell and Jackie Nagle each had eight for the Lord Jeffs (3-0). Westfield State 87, Mount …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I …

Police logs from Northampton, South Hadley and Granby

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Granby • Jamie Audet, 27, of Rutland, was arrested on New Ludlow Road at 1:58 a.m. Nov. 19 on a warrant. • Daniel R. Veratti, 24, of Hardwich, was arrested on West State Street at 10:39 p.m. Nov. 14 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Upcoming events for seniors

Friday, November 20, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. Most of the centers will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Amherst will hold a dinner …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: BBQ rib sandwich, oven fries or sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst Brendan O’Connor and Zachary Tobin, both students at Union College in Schenectady, New York, will travel during the college’s holiday break. O’Connor, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in physics, will travel to Cuba, studying the history, politics and culture through a series of lectures …

South Hadley special Town Meeting approves expanded utility commission; places Community Preservation Act on ballot

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Town Meeting voted unanimously Wednesday evening to expand the number of South Hadley Electric Light Department commissioners from three to five, and a majority agreed to have voters decide next spring whether to join the Community Preservation Act. Two additional SHELD commission seats will be …