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Two people arrested for ecstasy possession in Amherst — and other area police news

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Northampton ∎ Wayne L. Andrews Jr., 53, 7 Mulberry St. Apt. 3 in Leeds, was arrested around 6 p.m. Wednesday on Haydenville Road on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to police. South Hadley ∎ Charlsey Lee Mitchell, 26, of 12 Grant St., was arrested on Pleasant Street at 7:27 p.m. July 26 on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended/revoked license and a marked lanes violation. ∎ …

Threat of severe weather cancels evening concerts in Amherst, South Hadley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — The threat of severe weather forced organizers to cancel concerts in Amherst and South Hadley Thursday evening. The Amherst Business Improvement District canceled its planned concert in Kendrick Park featuring Avi Jacob and Mister G, according to the organization’s website and Twitter feed. The next concert — the final installment of the “Downtown Beats” series, featuring Goat Boy and Calico Blue …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB …

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 …

Documents shed light on early stages of investigation at Ryder Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When state regulators converged on the former Ryder Funeral Home on May 28, 2014, they discovered a funeral home in “utter disarray” whose longtime director was cooperative but came across as a “marginally comprehending casual observer” …

Emilfred Rosario pleads not guilty to charges of assaulting police officer, failure to register as sex offender in South Hadley

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Emilfred F. Rosario, 53, pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday to charges of assault and battery on a South Hadley police officer and failure to register as a sex offender. Rosario was arrested May …

Northampton wins Sandy Koufax A Division championship

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WARE — After claiming another NEYSA A Division championship Tuesday night, Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball coach Tim Molaghan lauded his players for finishing off a second straight perfect season. “We’ve now gone 22-0 the past two seasons, which …

Tuesday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst Mantle slips past Frontier

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trevor Fil was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded to score Ian McNamara as the Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team squeezed past Frontier, 6-5, Tuesday in Amherst. Stephen McCudden tossed …

Mount Holyoke Range Landscape Partnership adds about 1,000 acres for preservation

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

HADLEY — About 1,000 acres in the Mount Holyoke Range will be added to a preservation program, bringing the total acreage of protected land in the Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom areas to 11,000. Department of Conservation and …

Monday’s summer baseball: Belchertown stays alive in 11-12 Little League tournament

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Belchertown Little League baseball team plated five runs in two separate innings to stay alive in the double-elimination District 2 11-12 Tournament with a 10-5 victory over Westfield National Monday evening at Hulmes-Warner Park in Belchertown. Colby Masse (2 for 3, run, RBI), Max Wojcik (two RBIs, …