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Eric Poulin, charged with offering sexual conduct for a fee in Easthampton salon, has case continued without a finding for one year

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The South Hadley man charged with offering a $300 sexual massage to an undercover police in an Easthampton hair salon will have his case dismissed after a year if he stays out of trouble with the law during that time. Eric P. Poulin, 43, of 10 Ingram St., who was charged in February with offering sexual conduct for a fee, admitted to facts sufficient for a guilty finding …

Former employee Thomas Pascucci files lawsuit alleging that ex-funeral director William Ryder owes him back wages

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An employee of the former Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that ex-funeral director William W. Ryder failed to pay him $61,548 in earnings during his final three years on the job. Thomas A. Pascucci of Northampton was a licensed funeral director and embalmer who worked at the funeral home from 2003 to April 2014, but …

Headliners: ‘Dancing in Wild Places’ with Andrea Olsen; Red Molly at the Parlor Room

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An ode to seaweed One of the oldest life forms on the planet, seaweed is an essential part of ecosystem sustainability as a well as a source of food, medicine and fertilizer. It’s also quite beautiful in its various fractal formations. Attracted by both the scientific and aesthetic qualities of these aquatic plant-like …

Weekend colleges: UMass men’s lacrosse rallies to beat Penn State

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nick Mariano scored three goals, while Peter Lindley and Andrew Sokol each had two as the UMass men’s lacrosse team overcame an early deficit to beat Penn State, 12-8, at home on Saturday. Sokol, Buddy Carr, Mariano and Grant Whiteway tied the game at 4 for the UMass, …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, March 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, apple, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: …

Sarah Moomaw: Saying goodbye isn’t so tough with a bright future ahead

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The high school basketball season is coming to an end and a majority of teams have said goodbye to their seniors. Watching 1,000-point scorers and multi-year starters depart isn’t easy for coaches, underclassmen or their fans. Even for …

New coalition to fight opioid addiction in Hampshire County may offer Narcan at Walgreens

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Narcan, the nasal spray that can reverse an opiate overdose, may soon be available to addicts or their loved ones at Walgreens pharmacies in Northampton and Greenfield as part of the efforts of coalitions fighting heroin …

Suspect arrested in South Hadley bank robbery after off-duty police dispatcher spots vehicle in Wilbraham

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Two observant off-duty police employees provided information that led to the arrest Thursday afternoon of the suspect in a South Hadley bank robbery on Wednesday. Taylor A. Dziczek, 33, of Chicopee, was arrested about 2:30 …

Around South Hadley: Mount Holyoke sophomore Clara Faerber to participate in 4K for Cancer cross-country bicycle tour

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mount Holyoke College sophomore Clara Faerber is planning to cover some serious miles this summer to raise money to fight cancer. She will participate in one of six coast-to-coast bicycle tours organized by 4K for Cancer, a program …

Carmelo Santiago sentenced to five years probation after admitting to stealing and crashing car in South Hadley

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After hearing that a man’s mental health problems are the root of his criminal activities, a Hampshire Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced him to five years of probation and told him if he takes his prescribed medications, he can get off probation a year early. Carmelo …

South Hadley Police seek suspect in Easthampton Savings Bank robbery

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Police are asking for help tracking down the suspect in a robbery at Easthampton Savings Bank in which an undetermined amount of cash was stolen. Police said the robbery at the 605 Granby Road bank …

Environmental films at Tower Theaters

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

IN THE NEWS Environmental films at Tower Theaters The fifth Project Native environmental film festival will begin Sunday at the Tower Theaters in South Hadley. The schedule is 10 a.m., “Dam Nation” (53 minutes); 11:30 a.m., “Plastic Paradise” (57 minutes); 1 p.m., “The Starfish Throwers” (82 minutes); 2:50 …

Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass men’s lacrosse routs Quinnipiac for first win of season

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two players with hat tricks led the UMass men’s lacrosse team to its first win of the season, 18-5, over Quinnipiac at home Tuesday. Peter Lindley (two assists) and Andrew Sokol each netted three goals for the Minutemen (1-5). Nick Mariano (three assists), Grant Whiteway and Dom St. …