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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 a press release, before the start of … 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

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 in with two goals apiece for the Lord Jeffs (10-3). Quinn Moroney added six assists … 0

Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up

Monday, January 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — With high-speed passenger rail service from Connecticut to Vermont set to begin early next year, state transportation officials are laying the groundwork for another ambitious project to offer service between Boston and Springfield. The expanded east-west … 1

State officials to announce 2011 tornado settlement with city of Springfield

Sunday, January 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield officials are set to announce a final settlement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse the city for damages caused by a tornado in 2011. Officials on Monday will announce funding for several … 0

Casino impacts pegged at up to $8.8 million; Northampton seeks designation as 'surrounding community'

Thursday, January 9, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An economic impact study finds that Northampton businesses stand to lose between $4.4 million and $8.8 million a year in sales should MGM Resorts International move ahead with a casino in Springfield, a significant blow that … 2

Bicyclist killed in Springfield hit-and-run identified; suspect reportedly in custody

Saturday, January 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police have identified the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run on New Year’s Day and reportedly have a “strong suspect” in the case. Springfield television stations reported that a Springfield man is in custody after being arrested Friday morning on an outstanding warrant from April. … 0

Bicyclist dies in Springfield hit-and-run accident

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police say they are looking for a Ford pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist. Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney says the bicycle was dragged down Boston Road near Barber Street at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. He says … 0

Springfield food delivery driver robbed

Monday, December 30, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police are looking for the person who robbed a food delivery driver. Police say someone approached the driver for the Yummy Yummy Chinese restaurant from behind at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday as he was ringing the bell at a house on Robert Dyer Circle. The … 0

Gifts stolen, man pistol-whipped during Christmas Eve robbery in Springfield

Thursday, December 26, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — Police in Springfield are looking for three suspects who forced their way into a home on Christmas Eve, attacked a man and stole several gifts from the home. Detective Sgt. Mark Rolland told the Republican newspaper of Springfield (http://bit.ly/K4RjRL ) that the victim was immediately pistol-whipped … 0

Springfield sisters, 6 and 14, found unhurt

Monday, December 16, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — Police say two sisters missing in Springfield since Sunday have been found and are unharmed. The Springfield Police Department says on its Facebook page that 6-year-old Madyson “Mady” Figueroa and 14-year-old Janessa Figueroa-Reim were found walking in the city Monday. The department says the sisters have … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Amherst ices down West Springfield in season opener

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Amherst Regional hockey team wasted little time in turning the page on a four-win campaign last year. The Hurricanes scored twice in the second period and beat West Springfield 2-1 in an independent matchup at The Olympia … 0

’Delivery driver’ steals from Springfield

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police are warning the public to be aware of a fake delivery driver who has robbed at least one home. Police say a man wearing a red jacket with the words “Delivery Express” on it knocked on a resident’s door at about 11 a.m. … 0