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Springfield’s new bishop ventures to Berkshires

Monday, September 1, 2014

PITTSFIELD (AP) — The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has made his first trip to the Berkshires and promises he’ll return. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Rev. Mitchell Rozanski said he had to browse maps on the Internet to become familiar with western Massachusetts. The 55-year-old Rozanski was auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore when Pope Francis appointed him bishop in June to lead … 0

Ex-UMass student sues university, says he was unfairly expelled for code-of-conduct violations after 'consensual sex,' was discriminated against as a man

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMHERST — A former University of Massachusetts student claims in a federal lawsuit filed last week that he was unfairly expelled after consensual sex with another student last year was deemed a violation of the school’s code of conduct. A spokesman for UMass declined Monday to comment on the specifics of the case, … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Steampunk music, Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Both in conjunction with the New England Steampunk Meetup (a monthly gathering of steampunks held at sites throughout New England) and as the culminating event of the exhibit “Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry” (on view through Sept. 28), the Springfield Armory National Historic Site is hosting a musical extravaganza Saturday. Running … 0

Final hearing this week on MGM casino plan for Springfield

Monday, May 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — State gambling regulators will take another critical step toward awarding Massachusetts’ first license for a Las Vegas-style resort casino this week. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled the final public hearing on an $800 million casino project proposed by gambling giant MGM Resorts International for … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton baseball rallies twice, tops West Springfield

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Northampton baseball team had to rally twice, but earned a 9-6 win over Valley Wheel-leader West Springfield on the road Friday. After tying the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth, the Terriers (10-3, 6-1 Valley Wheel) answered with three runs. The Blue Devils (4-8, … 0

Massachusetts court hears arguments Monday in casino case

Monday, May 5, 2014

BOSTON — Both sides in the casino gambling debate are encouraged by the questions asked by Massachusetts supreme court justices in a case centered on a proposed voter referendum repealing the state’s 2011 casino law. John Ribeiro, chair of “Repeal the Casino Deal,” said the Supreme Judicial Court … 0

Friday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Amherst boys rout West Springfield

Friday, May 2, 2014

Donovan Riley scored four goals and assisted on three others as the Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team earned a 16-2 home blowout over West Springfield Friday evening. Melvin Espinosa-Rosa and Alex LaRaja helped the Hurricanes (4-6), each scoring three goals in the win. John Noonan made six saves … 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