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KEVIN GUTTING
Joey Aranjo, seated, Joshua Santiago, standing, Luis Lasanza, in tree, and Tyger Aranjo, right, all of Holyoke, take turns on a rope swing on the banks of the Connecticut River in Northampton on Tuesday.

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 of some of those swimming spots becomes a problem when police or firefighters get a 911 call about a fight, an injury …

Ray-Ban sunglasses reported stolen off of café table — and other area police news

Monday, August 3, 2015

Amherst ∎ Steven M. Rivera, 28, of Greenfield, was arrested at Rafters Sunday afternoon on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction/intimidation. According to police records, officers were summoned to the 422 Amity St. bar at 3:53 p.m. at the request of an employee who wanted a trespass order issued against Rivera. When officers issued the notice, according to police records, Rivera “challenged officers …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of living fully, aging gracefully and befriending death meets from September to May on alternate Mondays …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, July 20, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ VISION, SPEECH AND HEARING VISION — A low-vision support group meets regularly from March through December on the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Transportation provided; …

Man believed to be missing from Northampton located in a Westfield shelter — and other area police news

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Northampton ∎ With help from social media, a man who was believed to be missing from Northampton was located in a shelter in Westfield at 7 a.m. Sunday. Northampton Police said they believed Jeff Burt was missing because his car was abandoned on Walnut Street for at least …

Senior events coming up

Friday, July 17, 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. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 TICK-BORNE ILLNESS — Presentation by nurse Lisa White, Thursday, 1:30 …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, July 17, 2015

summer volunteer training for long-term care ombudsman — Ombudsmen serve as advocates for elders and people with disabilities in the community. Next free training July 27 to 29. Contact Trevor at Franklin County Home Care Corporation at 773-5555 ext 2241 or tboeding@fchcc. Visit fchcc.org to learn more. meals …

Naming the baby

Friday, July 17, 2015

CHARETTE — Joseph David, son of Christopher L. and Jennifer (Liebenow) Charette of South Hadley, was born May 8, 2015 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are David and Susan Liebenow of Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Robert and Shirley Charette of Florence. The maternal …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 17, 2015

Amherst Of the 96 class members of the Amherst High School class of 1950, 23 former students and some of their spouses celebrated their 65th class reunion on June 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Hadley. Attendees enjoyed …

Vandals target South Hadley Swim Club; police seek suspects

Friday, July 17, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Three vandalism incidents this summer at the South Hadley Swim Club — each more severe than the previous one — has police seeking suspects and members perplexed as to who would be motivated to be …

Thursday’s summer baseball: Amherst holds off Holyoke in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dylan Donaghue went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as the Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team held off Holyoke, 8-6, on the road Thursday. Trevor Fil went 1 for 3 as Amherst improved to 14-4. Nathan Masteralexis tossed the last two innings and struck …

East Springfield Post 420 eliminates South Hadley Post 260 in Legion playoffs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — One big inning cost South Hadley Post 260 its season, as it couldn’t complete the comeback and fell 14-8 to East Springfield Post 420 in the American Legion District 1/2/3 double elimination tournament at Walker Grandstand in Forest Park on Thursday. “They are not the type …

State awards Community Development Block Grants to area communities

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AMHERST — Renovations to two affordable apartments and the town’s senior and childcare centers and rebuilding a street are among projects Amherst can undertake with $825,000 received through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program. The state Department of Housing and Community Development on Wednesday announced $26 million …