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Devon McNabb of Northampton placed on probation after pleading guilty to possession of heroin, unlicensed firearm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 34-year-old Northampton man told Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson Tuesday that he was grateful for a “second chance” as he was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to three charges. Devon J. McNabb, who previously lived in Ware, pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a Class A drug …

Judge denies request to reduce bail for Sajid Dacres, charged with attempted murder of Ware police officer

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man charged with trying to run down a Ware police officer — who then shot him twice — shook his head Friday as a Hampshire Superior Court Judge denied his attorney’s request that he be released or that his bail be lowered. Sajid Dacres, 30, whose alias is Quinton Avant, has been held in the Hampshire County Jail …

Ware officer: ‘That guy wanted to kill me.’ Shooting victim: ‘We reached for the glove box where we had a gun’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Ware Police Officer Aaron DeSantis told investigators he believed his life was in danger when he fired two rounds from his service weapon and struck the driver of a car who stared him down and tried to run him over during a Sept. 23 traffic stop, according to court records. DeSantis, …

Sajid Dacres of New York arrested in hospital after he was shot during traffic stop in Ware

Friday, September 26, 2014

A New York man who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday in Ware was arraigned in his hospital bed Friday for allegedly driving his car at a police officer, who then fired his weapon at the car. Sajid Dacres, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of armed …

Person hospitalized after Ware police officer fires weapon during traffic stop

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office and State Police detectives continue investigating an incident Tuesday night when a Ware police officer fired his weapon at a car that was fleeing a traffic stop. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Thursday that a person who was riding in …

Police officer fires gun during traffic stop in Ware

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — State and Ware police are investigating a shooting involving an officer during a motor vehicle stop on Route 32 in Ware at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. The district attorney’s office said in a statement issued shortly after 11 p.m. …

Former inmate gives thanks for help received at Hampshire County Jail

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Former Hampshire Jail and House of Correction inmate Frederick Venne stood before 200 people Wednesday and thanked his ex-jailers. “I owe where I am today to the Hampshire sheriff’s office,” Venne said. “I needed help and …

National Association of Letter Carriers to pick up nonperishable food Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive takes place Saturday. Carriers will pick up nonperishables left in bags at people’s mailboxes to be distributed to area food pantries. The Northampton Survival Center will receive food collected in Northampton, Florence and Leeds. Last …

‘Mickey’ Novak Jr. continues his love for teaching youngsters about nature after retiring as fish hatchery manager

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sitting outside the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland nearly a month after retiring as fish hatchery manager, Bernard Michael “Mickey” Novak Jr. finds it hard to keep still. Every so often, he gets up …

‘Mickey’ Novak Jr. continues his love for teaching youngsters about nature after retiring as fish hatchery manager at Richard Cronin National Salmon Station

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sitting outside the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland nearly a month after retiring as fish hatchery manager, Bernard Michael “Mickey” Novak Jr. finds it hard to keep still. Every so often, he gets up …

Ware man pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — A Ware man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in Social Security disability payments while working an $80,000-per-year job. Carl Lynch pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge of theft of public money. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Lynch began receiving disability …

Olympic rings: Special athletes go for the gold in South Hadley

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Though there were no snowflakes or re-enactments of Russian history, emotions ran high at the Winter Special Olympics Thursday in the Michael E. Smith Middle School. For the third year, the South Hadley Student Services …

Bird Sightings

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. With the first hint of ice, reports of water birds dropped off this week, except for large flocks of ring-necked ducks, common goldeneyes, hooded …