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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 …

Three South Hadley businesses receive warnings for selling alcohol to underage patrons

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Two restaurants and a package store received a warning Tuesday night from the Select Board — along with what chairman Francis DeToma characterized as a “stern lecture” — for failing compliance checks by selling alcohol to underage patrons. Representatives of three of four businesses that …

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 …

Local students solve mock murder, bank robbery cases as part of Holyoke Community College criminal justice camp

Monday, August 10, 2015

HOLYOKE — It was up to a group of teenagers to solve both a murder case and a bank robbery in the same week. Armed with knowledge provided by local law enforcement and other experts during “Cops, Crime …

Wild Willy’s Games Galore & Table Top Emporium a haven for gamers

Monday, August 10, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Bill Scott and Max Gaj are not giving up their day jobs to launch their latest enterprise, which is part retail store for fantasy gamers, part clubhouse, part hobby shop and totally an opportunity to …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 31, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

For the week ending July 31, 2015 Amherst B. Elaine Thomas, Brenda Elaine Thomas, to Edilberto A. Manalang, Ma Rhodeca Jill O. Manalang, 6 Winston Court, Amherst, $192,000. Elsie Kares to Andrew C. Moon, 65 Valley View Drive, Amherst, $230,000. Tooran Hajir to Hajir Revocable Trust, Tooran Hajir, …

Valley Views: Pileated Family

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pileated Family Winsor Park, Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley As I was driving near the small Winsor Park, on my way out of Quabbin Reservoir in June, something caught my eye. …

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 …

Veterans Voice: News for area veterans

Friday, August 7, 2015

Announcements MEETINGS: The next meeting of DAV Chapter 92 will be held Sept. 10 at VFW Post 8006, 18 Meadow St., Florence, at 7 p.m. AIKIDO WORKSHOP: “Wounded Warriors Way To A Unified Spirit” Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aikido of Northampton, 30 North …

Two injuries at Connecticut River rope swing highlight challenges of remote rescues

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For many, weekends in the summer mean heading to the Connecticut River to beat the heat. People swim, fish, and party on boats or at beaches along the banks of the river. But the remote locations …