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Massachusetts releases PARCC exam data by school district

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the state determines what to do about standardized testing, data released Tuesday offers a look at how individual school districts performed on the spring 2015 PARCC exam. Overall, students in grades 3 through 8 who took the PARCC math and English exams last spring were less likely in most grades and subjects to score in the “meeting expectations” range than students who took the MCAS test were …

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 …

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 …

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 …