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Third candidate emerges for vacant seat on South Hadley Electric Light commission, Select Board member offers to step-in

Monday, August 31, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — A third candidate has submitted a letter of interest in serving on the South Hadley Electric Light Department commission, filling a vacant seat until the next town election. Jeffrey Millard, of 12 Alvord St., said he would appear before a joint meeting of the Select Board and the remaining two members of the SHELD commission Tuesday evening in a session where a third member will be named …

Appointment for open South Hadley Electric Light Department seat to be made Tuesday

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Two candidates to fill a seat on the board of commissioners for the South Hadley Electric Light Department will present their credentials to a joint session of the Select Board and the remaining SHELD commissioners on Tuesday night. The seven members of the combined bodies will then vote on an appointment. Daniel Whitford of 5 Misty Court served with a …

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 …

Chairwoman of South Hadley utility commissioners calls management decision to not involve board in audit preparations ‘unacceptable’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The chairwoman of the South Hadley Electric Light Department board of commissioners is upset that the manager of the municipal utility has laid the groundwork for an audit without involving board members. Anne Awad said …

Roxanne Tubolino of Belchertown sentenced to serve 3 years and 3 months in federal prison, pay restitution for embezzling $1.5 million from Northampton Internal Medicine Associates

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — At Monday’s sentencing of Roxanne Tubolino, who admitted in January to embezzling more than $1.5 million from a Northampton medical practice, staff members still in their scrubs shook their heads as defense attorney Andrew G. Levchuk …

Massachusetts ends surgery requirement for legally changing gender on birth certificates

Sunday, August 23, 2015

At one time, whenever trans-individuals applied to change their gender on their birth certificates, they were required to hand over a document containing proof that they underwent surgery. That document can now be tossed out in Massachusetts, according to the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders of New …

Valley Views: Scarlet Tanager

Friday, August 21, 2015

Scarlet Tanager Coombs Road, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley I have recently enjoyed watching and photographing the many birds visiting the mulberry tree in the parking lot of Arcadia Wildlife …

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 …

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 …

South Hadley to open new elementary school

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Construction was the talk of the South Hadley education community this summer. The middle school will get a new entranceway with bulletproof glass designed to impede unauthorized entry. The Mosier Elementary School is getting a …

Performing arts charter school to celebrate 20th anniversary with new performance space, more community-oriented programs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — At a place like the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School — where the focus is on intensive education in theater, music and other artistic disciplines — the campus is bound to get noisy. …

Equipment stolen from roof construction site at Leeds Elementary School — and other area police news

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Granby ∎ Courtney Jones, 25, of Shelburne, was arrested on Amherst Street at 2:02 p.m. Aug. 12 on a warrant. ∎ Justin Shaida, 26, of Greenfield, was arrested on Amherst Street at 1:59 p.m. Aug. 12 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. …

PeoplesBank announces retirement of president Douglas Bowen; Thomas Senecal named successor

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leadership of PeoplesBank will be handed off from one South Hadley resident to another as Thomas W. Senecal steps up next year to succeed Douglas A. Bowen as chief executive officer and president. The board of directors of …