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Joseph W. Podolak, 71, of Westhampton arrested for third OUI after leading Northampton Police on 3.3 mile chase

Friday, August 1, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — Northampton police pursued a 71-year-old driver for 3.3 miles until he parked his car in his driveway in Westhampton, where he was arrested on his third drunk driving charge and other charges. Joseph W. Podolak, of 97 Stage Road, was arrested Friday at 1:02 a.m. on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (third offense), failure to stop for police, and negligent operation … 0

Westhampton wildlife

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kimberly Jones of Westhampton took this photo of a coyote that she saw standing in a field on the evening of July 23. … 0

Robbie Rossi of Worcester arraigned on charges connected to 2011 Westhampton house break; faces sentencing in September on mail fraud charges from phony Springfield tornado disaster claims

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Worcester man facing sentencing next month in Federal Court for mail fraud, denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday connected to a 2011 Westhampton house break. Robbie J. Rossi, 42, pleaded not guilty to charges of felony daytime breaking and entering and larceny in a building, according to First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne. Gagne said Thursday that Rossi … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the … 1

Summer baseball: Easthampton holds off Northampton Mickey Mantle

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team scored four runs in each of the first two innings and held on for a 10-8 victory at Northampton Wednesday evening. Jamie Ryan (two hits, four RBIs, run) hit a three-run home run in the first for Easthampton (5-10). Stevie Moussette and Hunter … 0

Gazette Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Northampton’s Ian Fishman and Francois Venne

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Junior Francois Venne chose doubles over singles, but freshman Ian Fishman was just hoping to get into the lineup as a newcomer to the Northampton boys tennis team. In preseason competition, their styles of play meshed and what … 0

Around Westhampton: Help wanted on the Board of Health, summer concerts off to good start

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

When the Town Election came and went June 7 and no one was elected to two vacancies on the Board of Health, town officials were not exactly surprised. For years, the Select Board has had to appoint members … 0

Local baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken 10U run ends in state championship

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The teams combined for 27 runs and 23 hits, but when the dust settled, the run for the Northampton Cal Ripken 10U team ended one win short of the state title as Hamp fell to Groton, 15-12, Tuesday … 0

McCann takes 2 postseason titles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team has a legacy of having someone in the driver’s seat. For the last two seasons, it’s been senior Nicole McCann at first singles. This year, she capped her Hurricane career with two … 0

Local baseball: Hamp dismisses Frontier in the Cal Ripken 10U state semifinals

Monday, July 7, 2014

So far it seems like nothing can derail the Northampton in Cal Ripken 10U Tournament play. Hamp dispatched Frontier, 12-1 in a mercy-rule shortened four-inning state semifinal game, Monday in Sutton. Northampton will face Groton in the final, … 0

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional’s Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 7, 2014

Taj-Amir Torres wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody this year. The Amherst Regional sprinter finished his sophomore year with 100-meter dash victories at every postseason outdoor track & field championship through New Englands. With a bull’s-eye on … 0

Pettengill Insurance sweeps doublerheader with Northampton Post 28

Sunday, July 6, 2014

After a come-from-behind win in eight innings in game one, Pettengill Insurance kept its momentum going for a rout in game two as it swept Northampton King & Cushman Post 28, 4-3 and 19-4 in American Legion action Sunday at Arcanum Field. The teams played a doubleheader after … 0

Powerful storms again move through Pioneer Valley, downing trees and power lines

Friday, July 4, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Charles and Marie Thieme were enjoying a quiet night of television in their Florence home Thursday when a powerful, fast-moving storm barreled through the region, snapping off the top half of an 80-foot tree in their … 0