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Leeds man cited after collision

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Leeds man was cited after police say he ignored a stop sign and was struck by an oncoming truck at the intersection of Cooke Avenue and Hatfield Street Tuesday morning. James Flynn, 65, of 421 North Main St. Apt. #26 was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, police said. According to police, about 8:39 a.m., Flynn was traveling north on Cooke Avenue when he drove … 0

Tara Kuchyt & Joshua Wise

Friday, July 11, 2014

Family and friends are announcing the engagement of Tara Kuchyt and Joshua Wise, both of Easthampton. Tara is the daughter of Tammy and Stan Kuchyt of Easthampton, and Joshua is the son of Laurie and Ray Gougeon of Westfield. Tara, a graduate of Easthampton High School, is currently employed at a car dealership … 0

Richard Rovelli, of South Hadley, denies attempted murder charge related to kayak oar beating Victim: 'I feared for my life'

Monday, June 30, 2014

WESTFIELD — A South Hadley man is being held without bail on attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly attacked another man with an oar and held his head under water at Hampton Ponds. Richard Rovelli, 23, of 43 North Main St. Apt. #2, pleaded not guilty in Westfield District Court on … 0

Westfield State president seeks extension for report

Friday, October 4, 2013

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is asking state education officials for more time to provide detailed explanations of his travel expenses amid an inquiry about his spending. The Springfield Republican reported that Dobelle’s lawyer Ross … 0

Primary election Tuesday for special election to fill former state senator Knapik’s seat

Friday, October 4, 2013

With primary elections on the horizon Tuesday, the four candidates for 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District senator are campaigning hard to be their party’s candidate in the Nov. 5 special election to fill the seat. Democratic voters will … 1

Westfield State president seeks extension for report

Thursday, October 3, 2013

WESTFIELD (AP) — Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is asking state education officials for more time to provide detailed explanations of his travel expenses amid an inquiry about his spending while on school business. The Republican reports Dobelle’s lawyer Ross Garber asked state Higher Education Commissioner Richard … 0

Westfield State University faculty, students want answers from president Evan S. Dobelle

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University’s faculty union wants to see President Evan S. Dobelle’s explanations about his spending habits before taking a vote on whether to back the embattled president, whose use of public money has come under … 0

Gas taxes to abortion: Monday's debate between Democratic state senate candidates Bartley, Tautznik

Monday, September 30, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — At a debate at the city’s new high school Monday, the two Democratic candidates hoping to win the Oct. 8 primary for 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District agreed that it is time a Democrat occupy the … 0

Kevs Foundation in Southampton donates defibrillator to Northampton High School

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that occurs during intense physical activity such as team sports, kills 5,000 people each year between the ages of 14 and 34, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. But sudden death can be averted if the right equipment is … 0

Candidates for state Senate plan campaign events in Easthampton, Holyoke

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Two of the four candidates for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District Senate seat have announced campaign kick-off events as they gear up for the primaries Oct. 8. Easthampton Mayor Michael A. Tautznik is holding an open house … 0

Churches plan peace vigils; National Prioritities Project estimates cost of military action in Syrian

Friday, September 6, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — While lawmakers consider whether to use military force in retaliation against Syria’s alleged use of nerve gas on its citizens, the National Priorities Project has calculated such action may cost hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. Meanwhile, events are planned throughout the Pioneer Valley to … 0

Four local politicians to compete in primaries for state Senate seat vacated by Michael Knapik

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Four candidates will face off in primaries on Oct. 8 to fill the state Senate seat Michael R. Knapik left in the August, with the winners advancing to the November special election. Easthampton Mayor Michael A. Tautznik and … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, August 30, 2013

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT Stanley Park, Westfield Photograph and text by Vivian Sarna of Belchertown I was walking through Stanley Park in Westfield in May when three ducks caught my attention. I stopped to photograph them and loved … 0