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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

Local baseball: Gateway unloads in the first, wins Senior Little League District 2 title

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jonny Haskell didn’t need a lot of run support in the Senior Little League District 2 championship game, but his Gateway teammates gave it too him anyway. Haskell had a five-run lead before throwing a pitch and led Gateway to an 11-0 mercy-rule shortened win in five innings … 0

Severe weather again moves through region taking down trees and power lines

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For the second straight day, severe weather with heavy rain and lightning moved through the Pioneer Valley on Thursday, taking down trees and power lines. The worst storms in Hampshire County occurred starting at 8 p.m., with trees reported down throughout Northampton, as well as in Westhampton and … 0

Local baseball/softball: Northampton Junior All-Stars rally in championship, force deciding game with Agawam

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Three outs from elimination in the Little League District 2 Tournament, the Northampton Junior All-Stars came through with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 12-11 win over Agawam at St. John Field in Agawam. … 0

Monday’s local baseball: Easthampton Post 225 rallies past Agawam

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nick Grise’s RBI single capped a three-run rally for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team in the seventh inning of a 3-2 win at Agawam Monday evening. Erik Fickett (run) hit a two-run triple to tie the game, scoring Justin Edinger and Noah Batchelder, who each … 0

Grand jury indicts two for allegedly misleading police, perjury during investigation of alleged attack at Westhampton house party

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two new indictments were handed down by a Hampshire County grand jury last week in connection with an alleged attack against a Holyoke man during a Westhampton house party in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton was indicted on two counts of misleading police after … 1

Weekend baseball/softball: Scott Jablon’s walk-off grand slam gives Northampton Post 28 win over Agawam

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pinch hitter Scott Jablon kept King & Cushman Northampton Post 28’s winning streak going in grand fashion Saturday. Jablon smacked a walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch as Post 28 beat Agawam 8-7 at Arcanum Field. It was the third straight win for Northampton. Ben O’Connor drew … 0

Westhampton approves override, saving two jobs at elementary school

Saturday, June 28, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — With an affirmative vote by residents Saturday, two jobs at the Westhampton Elementary School are secure for the next school year. Voters, in a 124-92 tally, approved a $38,474 Proposition 2½ override that will allow the school to retain a full-time instructional aide and a part-time … 0

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Friday, June 27, 2014

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Local baseball: Southampton Little League Juniors open with no hitter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Southampton Little League Junior team opened district play with three pitchers combining to no-hit and run-rule Westfield, 18-3, at home on Thursday night. Matt York opened the effort, allowing one unearned run on no hits and striking … 0

Westhampton voters to decide Saturday $38,474 override question for school jobs

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — Voters will head to Town Hall Saturday to vote on a proposed override that would save two jobs at Westhampton Elementary School. The Proposition 2½ override question, which would raise an additional $38,474 in property taxes over the annual 2½ percent limit set by the state, … 0