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Barbara Merchant was appointed this week to the South Hadley Public Library Board of Trustees.

Around South Hadley: Barbara Merchant appointed public library trustee

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The newest addition to the nine-member South Hadley Public Library Board of Trustees is Barbara Merchant of 20 Canal St., a reading specialist in the Chicopee schools. Merchant, who lives down the street from the new library in the South Hadley Falls neighborhood, replaces Holley Haley who moved to Granby. Merchant was one of three candidates to apply for the …

Mount Holyoke Deputy Police Chief Barbara Arrighi earns rare title in form of karate

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — When Barbara Arrighi walked into her first karate class 43 years ago, she was one of a small number of women pursuing this martial art. Last month, Arrighi, the deputy chief of campus police at Mount Holyoke College, became an eighth-degree black belt and possibly the only woman in the …

Area police news

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 22-year-old Amherst woman will be summoned to court on a charge of leaving the scene of a property-damage accident after the vehicle she was driving on East Pleasant Street struck two mailboxes and a trash can at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, police said. ∎ Police officers and the animal welfare officer assisted residents with multiple animal issues Tuesday. At 3:44 p.m., …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 24

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For the week ending July 24, 2015: Amherst Dorie Helene Goldman Est, Evan M. Goldman Personal Representative, to Kristin Ratliff, 33 Ward St., Amherst, $259,900 Fredrika P. Clement, William P. Clement, to Clement Family Trust, Fredrika P. Clement, Tr., William P Clement, Tr. , 21 High Point Drive, …