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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 …

Shooting woes end Hopkins Academy’s Division 4 state title run in semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WORCESTER — After guiding the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team to a Western Massachusetts title, coach Angelo Thomas hoped Tuesday night’s loss will prepare his program to win at the state level. The Golden Hawks ran into an …

South Hadley goes cold in 65-58 loss to Marlborough in state Division 2 semifinal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Cam Earle stood at the free-throw line with just over two minutes remaining Tuesday in the state Division 2 semifinal against Marlborough. The Panthers had cut the Tigers’ lead down to one, but the South Hadley …

Area police news

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Amherst ■ A 22-year-old Amherst woman will be summoned to court on charges of failure to stop for police and obstructing an emergency vehicle following a brief, low-speed pursuit on Belchertown Road that ended at 8:12 p.m. Monday. ■ Police investigated two assaults reported during the weekend, and …

Sports briefs: Locals shine at youth championships, spring and summer league registrations open

Monday, March 9, 2015

Local shines as Trinity College captures first NESCAC Championship The Trinity College women’s ice hockey team captured its first ever NESCAC Championship with a 3-2 overtime win against Middlebury College on Sunday. Jessie Stowell of Hadley had her shot tipped into the goal with 5 minutes, and 12 …

Hopkins Academy (Division 4), South Hadley (Division 2) set for state semifinals

Monday, March 9, 2015

AMHERST — Following Hopkins Academy’s first sectional boys basketball championship since 1999, senior Zach Kelley said, “Finishing the season off like that is great.” He was immediately cut off by his coach. “Excuse me? Finishing off the season?” …

Raymond Quatacker of South Hadley held without bail after allegedly stabbing brother, threatening to kill him

Monday, March 9, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A South Hadley man accused of stabbing his brother in the arm and threatening to murder him Saturday will have a hearing in Eastern Hampshire District Court Friday to determine whether he is too dangerous to be released from jail. Raymond Quatacker, 31, of 13 Hadley …

‘A season of cultural opportunity’ Jewish Film Festival opens for two-week run in Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Films, fun and festivities for everyone: Dyan Wiley, director of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (PVJFF) says the festival that runs for two weeks in locations across the Valley, is for anyone, Jewish or not, who loves …

Weekend college round up: Amherst College wins men’s hockey NESCAC title

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Amherst College men’s hockey team won the NESCAC tournament thanks to Andrew Fenwick’s late goal at Orr Arena on Sunday. The senior scored 3 minutes, 8 seconds into the third period with an assist from Austin Ho. It was Fenwicks eighth goal of the season for the …

South Hadley topples Tantasqua, wins 7th WMass Division 2 title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

AMHERST — South Hadley boys basketball coach Jeff Guiel emerged from the locker room on Saturday with an unraveled tie draped around his neck. He was wearing a T-shirt that read “If not now” on the front and …

Belchertown beats Pittsfield in Division 2 girls final, wins school’s first basketball title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

AMHERST — The Belchertown girls basketball team had a six-point lead with 31.5 seconds left in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final when coach Jay Woodcock told sophomore Cara McKenzie she had made the play of the …