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Third candidate emerges for vacant seat on South Hadley Electric Light commission, Select Board member offers to step-in

Monday, August 31, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — A third candidate has submitted a letter of interest in serving on the South Hadley Electric Light Department commission, filling a vacant seat until the next town election. Jeffrey Millard, of 12 Alvord St., said he would appear before a joint meeting of the Select Board and the remaining two members of the SHELD commission Tuesday evening in a session where a third member will be named …

Appointment for open South Hadley Electric Light Department seat to be made Tuesday

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Two candidates to fill a seat on the board of commissioners for the South Hadley Electric Light Department will present their credentials to a joint session of the Select Board and the remaining SHELD commissioners on Tuesday night. The seven members of the combined bodies will then vote on an appointment. Daniel Whitford of 5 Misty Court served with a …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the sheriffs of Hampshire and Franklin counties, it is open to anyone who is interested. Breakfast …

New England Basketball Hall of Fame set to induct 12 locals

Monday, July 20, 2015

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame is placing special attention on western Massachusetts with this year’s class and reception. A lengthy list of local high school coaches and former athletes are among the many to be inducted in this year on August 8 at the DCU Center …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, July 20, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Please send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Cognitive health Caitlin Anable from Bay Path University in Longmeadow is presenting a series of sessions at the Northampton Senior Services & Senior Center focused on enhancing health and cognition. The series, called “Success Does Not Stop Growing,” will …

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 …