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Authorities have yet to publicly identify body found in Connecticut River in South Hadley

Saturday, November 28, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Authorities have yet to publicly identify the body of a woman recovered from the Connecticut River on Friday. The Northwestern district attorney’s office is investigating and had no new information to report Saturday about the cause of death or identity of the woman, according to a spokeswoman. The body was found beneath the Vietnam Memorial Bridge, which connects Holyoke to South Hadley. Chicopee Police said in a …

Woman’s body found in Connecticut River in South Hadley

Friday, November 27, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — A woman’s body was found in the Connecticut River in South Hadley on Friday. The Northwestern district attorney’s office is investigating and has yet to determine a cause of death or identify the woman. Chicopee Police said in a Facebook post Friday evening that a Chicopee woman who was reported missing earlier this week — Janice Camerlin, 61 — may …

Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble to hold third benefit concert for Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund

Friday, November 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Continuing a musical tradition for a third year, the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble will hold a benefit concert for the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund in December. The ensemble directed by Tony Thornton first organized the benefit for December 2013, but it was postponed to March 2014 due to a heavy …

Friday night football: South Hadley shuts down Minnechaug for 14-0 win

Friday, November 13, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The swing pass to Griffin Fitzell wasn’t designed to go the distance. But Fitzell is the type of player who is a threat to reach the end zone any time he touches the ball. Fitzell took a short pass from Joe Allard, picked up a couple …

Upcoming events for area seniors

Friday, November 13, 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 NAME THAT TUNE — Sing-along with Steve is held on …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, orange TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey and gravy, peas, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, spinach salad, apple cobbler, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato …

Friends & neighbors

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst Nick Benfey has been honored as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Benfey is majoring in art history and visual arts. Easthampton Brett Pyser has been selected to a 2015 All-Liberty League Men’s Soccer Team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New …

On the fence

Friday, November 13, 2015

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

Grievances echo allegations contained in lawsuit about intimidating behavior toward employees of South Hadley Electric Light Department

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Allegations that South Hadley Electric Light Department engineer Andrew Orr intimidated other employees go back at least as far as 2003, according to documents obtained by the Gazette. The grievances filed with the International Brotherhood …

Mount Holyoke field hockey falls in NCAA Tournament first round

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Mount Holyoke field hockey team’s stay in the NCAA Division III Tournament was brief. Stevens Institute of Technology beat the Lyons, 3-1, Wednesday in first-round play in Hoboken, New Jersey. Stevens (14-7) used its home-field advantage to advance to the Sweet 16 on Saturday. Mount Holyoke finished …

Weekend Planner — Kids: Megan Dowd Lambert’s ‘Whole Book Approach’

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Developed at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art by Amherst’s Megan Dowd Lambert in conjunction with her graduate work in children’s literature at Simmons College, the “Whole Book Approach” aims to expand the reading experience for …

Massachusetts releases PARCC exam data by school district

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the state determines what to do about standardized testing, data released Tuesday offers a look at how individual school districts performed on the spring 2015 PARCC exam. Overall, students in grades 3 through 8 who took the PARCC math and English exams last spring were …