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Body found in Ware park; no foul play suspected

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WARE — Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found at Grenville Park early Wednesday morning. A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney’s office said no foul play is suspected. The body was found about 5:30 a.m. in the park, which is bordered by Church Street and the Ware River Reservoir. Ware police and the Northwestern district attorney’s office are investigating the death. No other …

Northwestern district attorney’s office rules Ware police not at fault in crash that killed Barre man

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office Thursday ruled that an officer did not violate the Police Department’s written policy on vehicle pursuits in a September 2014 incident that ended with a crash that killed a Barre man. Dean Latulippe, 26, of Barre, was killed in the crash in the early morning hours of September 6, 2014. “The brief pursuit of Mr. Latulippe’s …

Richard R. O’Riley of Ware identified as victim of truck accident at I-91 work zone

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The man killed in an accident at a work site on Interstate 91 at Exit 15 in Holyoke has been identified as Richard R. O’Riley, 51, of Ware. State Police are continuing to investigate the crash that killed O’Riley when he was hit by a dump truck about 3 a.m. Wednesday. According to police reports, the dump truck, which was contracted by a …

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 …

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 …