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SUBMITTED PHOTO Northampton Police Department's Capt. John Cartledge is sworn in by Major David J. Narkewicz at a ceremony Thursday night at the police station. Chief Jody Kasper earlier this year chose Cartledge, a former lieutenant, to fill her position as operations captain after she was chosen as chief.

Northampton Police Department swears-in three new officers, promotes three

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Three new Northampton Police officers joined three veteran ranking officers when they were sworn in by Mayor David J. Narkewicz at a ceremony Thursday night. Capt. John Cartledge, Lt. David Callahan and Sgt. Patrick Moody, who were promoted earlier this year, were sworn in along with new officers Rebecca Mazuch, Monica Czerwinski and Nicholas Pickunka. Mazuch of Hatfield, …

Worthington man elected president of The Wildlife Society

Saturday, August 22, 2015

WORTHINGTON — Westfield State University environmental science professor and Worthington resident John McDonald has been elected president of The Wildlife Society. McDonald said that he was quite surprised and honored to find out that he had been elected as a candidate for the position last November. “This is a big deal for me,” McDonald said. “It something that I could never have thought …

Bird sightings

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. Two Virginia rails, a merlin and a summer tanager were reported in Belchertown. Nighthawks are beginning to show up across the region. Look in the early evening hours. Mourning warblers were found in Florence and Pittsfield. A lesser yellowlegs …

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Kate Sarnacki, Granby

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Kate Sarnacki, sophomore, Granby Season highlights: Sarnacki led all of western Massachusetts with 93 goals in helping lead the Rams to their first postseason appearance. She added 28 assists for a total of 121 points, which was tops …

Legislation filed by Stephen Kulik would give communities discretion in seeking payments from smaller nonprofits

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A bill designed to give local governments power to require nonprofits to contribute more money to municipal budgets could see larger institutions such as Deerfield Academy paying much more each year, but it provides for more discretion when it comes to smaller organizations. If the …

State Rep. Stephen Kulik files legislation that would allow communities to require payments from schools, nonprofits

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a bill filed by state Rep. Stephen Kulik passes legislative muster this session, it could result in private schools and other nonprofits contributing more toward the local budget of their host community. The legislation, House Bill 2584, would allow towns to require nonprofits to pay …

Tuesday’s local baseball: Easthampton pitching staff combines for two-hitter in Mickey Mantle action

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hunter Brooks drove in four runs to back the Easthampton Mickey Mantle pitching staff’s two-hitter in a 12-1 win over South Hadley at Landers Field on Tuesday. Brooks went 3 for 4 and scored two runs, while Steve …

Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove …

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey launches study of region’s electricity needs, natural gas capacity

Monday, July 6, 2015

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is launching an evaluation of options for the region’s electricity needs over the next 15 years, including whether more natural gas capacity is necessary. The attorney general’s office announced Monday that the study will be conducted, with support from the Barr Foundation …

Negotiations continue on state budget for new fiscal year that began July 1

Monday, July 6, 2015

BOSTON — Nearly a week into the new fiscal year that began July 1, Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate are confident negotiators for both chambers are getting closer to resolving differences over the $38 billion spending plan. “They are making really good progress, based on …

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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park …