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Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 61/3 innings for UMass … 0

Area briefs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southampton AVIATION TALK: The Southampton Historical Society will present a talk about aviation at the Senior Center at 210 College Highway at 7 p.m. April 24. June Granville Dakin, who wrote the book “Farmers Take Flight” about two Southampton men, Romaine Lambert and Mark Granville, will lead the talk. It is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome. According to … 0

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her has been ordered held. Latrisa Pace pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. The Republican reports that bail was set at $5,000, but then revoked when it was learned … 0

Baystate lockdown ends in suicide outside Springfield ER

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD - A four-hour standoff with police outside the emergency department at Baystate Medical Center ended early Wednesday when a 54-year-old West Springfield man fatally shot himself in the head, police reported. The emergency department at Baystate was … 0

Northampton mayor pledges to 'redouble' economic development following unfavorable gaming commission ruling

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz said the city plans to move forward and “redouble” its efforts to strengthen Northampton’s local economy after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision Tuesday not to grant the city financial relief from MGM … 2

State transportation secretary hopeful for expanded service when high-speed rail begins next year

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HOLYOKE — The state’s transportation chief sent a hopeful signal — but made no promises — Tuesday about the possibility of increasing the number of daily Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Greenfield when new high-speed passenger rail service … 0

Jeffrey Merigian of Hampden victim of fatal Springfield crash

Friday, February 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police have disclosed the name of the Hampden man who died in a car crash in the city earlier this week. Police on Friday identified the man who died in the crash just before 1 a.m. Tuesday as 50-year-old Jeffrey Merigian. Responding officers found … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Granby, Hampshire raise $5K for cancer cause

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Granby and Hampshire Regional boys basketball teams combined for 18 3-pointers and 149 points Wednesday night. The number that stood out was $5,000. The teams combined to raise that amount for the cancer benefit Shoot for the Cause. As for the game, Granby beat Hampshire 83-66. Corey … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: Smith College holds off Springfield

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Paulina Solis had 23 points as the Smith College women’s basketball team held off Springfield College for a 57-54 win, Wednesday in Springfield. Sydney Parkmond (11 points) and Rosa Drummond (10 points) each had seven rebounds for the Pioneers (13-10, 12-5 NEWMAC). Coast Guard 64, Mount Holyoke 40 … 0

Springfield man arrested after alleged Jet Ski misuse — and other area police news

Friday, February 7, 2014

Northampton ∎ Mark Centeno, 24, of Springfield, was arrested at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot at 180 North King St. on a warrant issued by Belchertown District Court for misuse of a Jet Ski. Amherst College ∎ Sarah Sperling, 20, of Glencoe, Ill., was arrested at … 0

Mauricio Velasquez denies charges resulting from crash that killed two in Easthampton

Thursday, February 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Springfield man accused of causing a December collision that killed his 3-year-old daughter and a 71-year-old Easthampton man denied charges resulting from that crash on Thursday. Mauricio Velasquez, 32, pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior … 0

With construction jobs coming, low-income workers get a head start on training

Sunday, February 2, 2014

HOLYOKE — Last year, Miguel Vega and Rafy Gomez of Springfield were looking for good-paying, secure jobs. But pursuing careers in construction had never occurred to them. “I had never been exposed to the idea of being in … 0

Suspects sought after 19-year-old man shot in Springfield home invasion

Friday, January 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man has been shot after an apparent home invasion in Springfield. Police say they responded to a Cambridge Street home just after midnight Friday where they encountered a man who was shot in the buttocks. The victim told police he was … 0