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Area police news

Monday, March 30, 2015

Amherst ∎ A man repeatedly throwing a pocket knife against a tree near the bus stop at the intersection of College Street and Boltwood Avenue at 6:27 p.m. Sunday was warned to stop because it was alarming passers-by. ∎ Staff at the CVS Pharmacy, 76 North Pleasant St., reported at 11:03 a.m. Sunday that a man entered the store, acted in an agitated manner and demanded hypodermic needles that he …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com BAYSTATE HOLDS Memorial for childRen Families and friends who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the annual “Service of Remembrance” April 19 held by Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Baystate Medical Center’s Chestnut Conference Center, 759 Chestnut St. Those who have experienced …

Area churches announce Holy Week, Easter services

Monday, March 30, 2015

The following is the schedule of Holy Week services in the area provided by churches that responded to a Gazette request for listings: AMHERST First Congregational Church, 165 Main St. March 29, 10:30 a.m., Palm/Passion Sunday, worship with communion April 1, 7 p.m., A service of foot washing April 2, 6 p.m., Simple supper in the dining room; 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service …

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. …

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 …