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Trial run for Main Street redesign: Easthampton aims for safer, more walkable area
04-11-2024 5:54 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

EASTHAMPTON — Drivers and pedestrians will be noticing a change on Main Street this week as the city implements a trial run of a proposed redesign, adding bike lanes and narrowing the street for a key pedestrian crossing.The experiment, on the section...

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Road funding bill speeding toward enactment
04-12-2024 5:42 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved $375 million in bond authorizations for statewide transportation projects, including $200 million for the state’s Chapter 90 program and, for the second year in a row, $25 million for rural...


Accused Holyoke ex-councilor Puello-Mota bolts to join Russian army
04-11-2024 5:05 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

A one-term Holyoke city councilor who appears to have decamped to fight with Russian forces in the Ukraine war to avoid having to register here as a sex offender has, unsurprisingly, become the focus of national and international media coverage.Wilmer...


Library workers at Smith College vote to unionize
04-10-2024 3:59 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Joining other fledgling unions on campus, more than two dozen library workers at Smith College have voted to unionize.Tuesday’s election comes a month after the workers delivered a letter to the college president and the board of...


Smith College students end sit-in over divestment, but vow to expand their protest movement
04-09-2024 5:01 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Aiming to expand their protest across campus, students who have occupied Smith College’s administration building for almost two weeks said Tuesday they are moving the focus of their activism to Seelye Lawn.“We are choosing to relocate to...


Bail set at $7,500 for Holyoke man on drug, weapons charges
04-08-2024 11:15 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Superior Court judge set bail at $7,500 for a Holyoke man charged with drug trafficking and weapons offenses at his arraignment March 27.Judge Edward McDonough also ordered that Carlos Santiago Cosme, 29, submit to GPS monitoring,...


Smith trustees put out feelers to resolve College Hall sit-in
04-05-2024 4:49 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Students protesting Smith College’s investments in weapons manufacturers occupied College Hall for a 10th day Friday, continuing their call for the women’s college to stop supporting corporations supplying armaments used in Israel’s...


Urged by vocal group of residents, Easthampton council becomes fourth in region to call for cease-fire in Gaza
04-04-2024 5:44 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

EASTHAMPTON — After hearing dozens of residents advocate passionately over recent weeks for their local government to take a stand, the City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution calling for an “immediate and permanent cease-fire between Israel...


Legal saga at Szawlowski potato farm in Hatfield nears end
04-04-2024 4:05 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A lawsuit brought by the owners of the largest potato farm in New England against a family member has ended after 4½ years with the judge upholding many of the plaintiffs’ complaints but ordering no damages.Following a four-day Hampshire...


Florence man acquitted of child rape charges
04-02-2024 12:48 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man accused of child rape and related offenses was freed Tuesday after jurors acquitted him on all counts following a week-long trial in Hampshire Superior Court.Scott Duseau, 52, was embraced outside court after the verdict...


Easthampton man charged in attack on father held as dangerous
04-02-2024 9:09 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man accused of assaulting his disabled father and holding him hostage during a night of terror will remain incarcerated without the right to bail following a dangerousness hearing in Hampshire Superior Court last...


Little progress after Smith College president meets with student occupiers
03-31-2024 12:59 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Student activists reported Sunday that more than 50 of them remained inside College Hall on their fifth day occupying the Smith College administration building to demand the college divest from weapons manufacturers profiting from...


Smith College officials to meet with activists
03-29-2024 6:08 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Three days after students protesting Smith College’s financial holdings in armaments manufacturers occupied College Hall, the college president and interim dean plan to discuss next steps with the activists. In a statement issued Friday,...


Connecticut man gets 8 years in Hadley shooting
03-29-2024 3:57 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Connecticut man who shot and tried to kidnap a Hadley farmer in 2022 was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison and three years probation after admitting guilt in the case.Marc A. Veturis, 29, pleaded guilty before Hampshire...


Taking a stand by sitting-in: Smith College students continue to occupy College Hall
03-28-2024 5:32 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Dozens of Smith College students entered the second day of a sit-in Thursday to pressure the college to divest from companies supplying armaments for Israel’s Gaza offensive. “The numbers are solid,” said Ruby Masters, an organizer with...


Call for Gaza cease-fire advances in Easthampton, council to take up measure April 3
03-28-2024 2:26 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

EASTHAMPTON — Urged by dozens of residents for a second time this month to “step up” and move a Gaza cease-fire resolution on to the full City Council for a vote, the council’s Rules Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to do just that.Following...


Smith students occupy admin building, demand divestment from weapons manufacturers
03-27-2024 5:33 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Hundreds of students occupied Smith College’s administration building on Wednesday, demanding that the college divest from military contractors and weapons manufacturers they say are aiding in the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza.The...


Ex-super, medical director of Soldiers’ Home change pleas, upsetting some families of 76 who died during pandemic
03-26-2024 7:33 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Four years after reports of veterans’ deaths at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke began to grow in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal cases against the home’s former superintendent and medical director came to an end at a...


Jury selection begins for Florence man accused of child rape
03-26-2024 10:58 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Jury selection began Monday in Hampshire Superior Court for the trial of a Florence man accused of child rape and assault and battery on a child under 14.Scott Duseau, 52, of Westhampton Road, faces two counts of statutory, aggravated...


Sublime Systems lands $87M federal award for low-carbon cement plant in Holyoke
03-25-2024 3:45 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

HOLYOKE — A developer of low-carbon cement is in line for up to $87 million from the federal government to accelerate the construction of its manufacturing plant in Holyoke.Sublime Systems announced the award Monday from the Department of Energy’s...


Real estate pros doubt commission shake-up will change much
03-24-2024 12:01 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — The recent settlement of a lawsuit filed by home sellers against the National Association of Realtors may make little difference to real estate transactions in Massachusetts, area professionals say.In the lawsuit, home sellers in states...

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