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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, …

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. The breeding season has slowed considerably, but second nesting for many species is still in full swing. Some uncommon species reported this week included …

FBI, state police investigate trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir 

Friday, May 17, 2013

BELCHERTOWN — Massachusetts State Police and the FBI are investigating a late-night trespassing incident at the Quabbin Reservoir that has triggered increased patrols at water supply facilities around the state. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority said water quality …

Veterans services highlighted at expo in Cummington

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CUMMINGTON — Iraq war veteran Alonzo Swift lived in his car for close to four years after becoming unemployed soon after his return from duty in 2005. This changed when he learned about Soldier On, an organization that …

More than 30 arrested on drug charges in Ware

Monday, December 17, 2012

WARE (AP) — More than 30 people are under arrest and others are being sought after a police crackdown on drug dealing in the town of Ware. Authorities said local and state police working with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office and the Hampshire Sheriff’s office executed search warrants …

No explosives found after bomb threat prompts Sunday search on West Street in Ware

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Officials say no explosives were found after an anonymous bomb threat prompted a day-long search in Ware on Sunday. Ware Town Manager Stuart Beckley, reached at home Sunday evening, said a man called police at about 6 a.m. and described explosive devices and hazardous materials for “a range …

Upcoming road projects for Hampshire County communities

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The following is a list of Hampshire County road projects in the federally funded state Transportation Improvement Program, a designation that means government money will pay for most of the work. This list includes a brief description of the project, estimated cost and start date. Northampton Park and …