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Thursday’s American Legion recaps: Easthampton slips past Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Justin Edinger enjoyed a perfect night at the plate and scored a pair of runs to lead the Easthampton American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 home victory over Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 Thursday evening. The catcher went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases. Nick Batchelder delivered a two-run single, while Nick Grise picked up an RBI on a squeeze bunt. Hunter Leveille (single) and Brandon Weyant … 0

Director named for UMass’ Springfield center

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield native on Thursday was named to lead the new University of Massachusetts downtown Springfield satellite center. William Davila was named director of operations for the UMass Center at Tower Square. Davila is a 1996 graduate of UMass-Amherst who holds advanced degrees from Boston College and the University of Hartford. The 26,000-square-foot facility includes classrooms, specialized nursing classrooms, conference … 0

Two face manslaughter charges in I-91 death

Thursday, July 3, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two Springfield men who ran onto a highway to retrieve couch cushions that fell from their pickup truck have been indicted on manslaughter charges for allegedly causing the death of a teenager who crashed after swerving to avoid them. Authorities tell The Republican that 32-year-old Jose Nieves Cruz and 43-year-old Rafael Perez Jr. are scheduled to be arraigned July 9. … 0

Hampden DA seeks recusal in double fatal case

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni has filed a motion to recuse himself from a case involving a double fatal accident in Holyoke over concerns about his friendship with a relative of one victim. Moira Murphy and Brian Callahan, both 23-year-old Holyoke residents, died in the … 0

Amherst Chamber hires former Springfield BID chief as its new executive director

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — A Springfield resident with an extensive background in economic development and historic preservation is the new executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. Donald Courtemanche, who resigned as executive director of the Springfield Business … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: Amherst men’s lacrosse holds off Springfield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 18th-ranked Amherst College men’s lacrosse team held off a late rally by No. 13 Springfield College to win 13-12 in Springfield Wednesday. Kane Haffey tallied three goals, while Dylan Park, Patrick Moroney and Aaron Mathias all chipped … 0

Foot chase in Springfield leads to apprehension of suspect in December armed robbery at Cumberland Farms in Florence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Springfield police early Tuesday arrested a man who is wanted in connection with a December armed robbery of a Florence convenience store. Shamaad Jones, 19, of Springfield, was arrested about 1 a.m. on Quincy Street on … 0

Springfield police boss unveils plan

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield’s incoming police commissioner is vowing to make the department more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to crime. John Barbieri told a crowd of more than 300 residents at his first public meeting on Monday night that to do so he needs the … 0

Kristen Culver & Christopher Cirelli

Friday, April 4, 2014

Donald and Diane Culver, of Westhampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Culver of Westhampton, to Christopher Cirelli of Springfield. Christopher is the son of John and Lisa Cirelli of Springfield. Kristen is employed at MassMutual. She … 0

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri signs five-year contract

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield’s incoming police commissioner has signed a five-year contract that will pay him $167,000 the first year. The contract starts June 1, when John Barbieri takes over from the retiring William Fitchet. Barbieri’s initial salary is the same as Fitchet’s. The salary is subject to … 0