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Oh, deer: Northampton police employ use of drone for first-ever field operation
04-09-2017 3:19 PM

By MICHAEL MAJCHROWICZ

NORTHAMPTON — As the city slept, the deer ran free.At some point Thursday evening, police said, a tree at Look Park fell and left an escape route open in one of the enclosures that hold two deer. On Friday morning, when park staff realized the deer...


Capitals beat Bruins 3-1 in possible playoff preview
04-08-2017 8:39 PM

By JIMMY GOLEN

BOSTON — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule.That’s precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs.“In retrospect, it’s over and we’re through...


Smith College exhibit shows what ancient ruins reveal about garden medicine
04-08-2017 7:43 PM

By MICKEY RATHBUN

In 1966, an American archaeologist named Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski was working on a dig at Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under ash and pumice during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. She noticed something unusual going on...


Authorities: Husband of missing woman with ties to Easthampton found dead of apparent suicide
04-08-2017 5:35 PM

By Bob Dunn

CLARKSBURG — The husband of a missing Clarksburg woman with ties to Easthampton was found dead Friday in what investigators are calling an apparent suicide.A family member of 42-year-old Charles “Chad” Reidy had asked police to conduct a well-being...


Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack
04-08-2017 3:52 PM

By BASSEM MROUE

BEIRUT — Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be “cosmetic” if greater efforts are...


City police, health department shut down embattled Pine Spa — again
04-08-2017 12:50 AM

By MICHAEL MAJCHROWICZ

NORTHAMPTON — The embattled Pine Spa in Florence, one of several area massage businesses embroiled in an ongoing human trafficking investigation, was condemned by the Board of Health and forced to close Friday until further notice after officials said...


Lynch: Americans must come before president, Congress
04-08-2017 12:27 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday encouraged her successor to remember the American people are the Department of Justice’s clients, not the president or Congress.“I would urge people who are taking over the...


Amherst Charter Commission calls for 60-member town council
04-08-2017 12:26 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A town council that would be the largest in Massachusetts is being proposed by the Charter Commission as part of sweeping changes for Amherst municipal government that would also see a mayor and chief administrative officer replace Town...


Special Town Meeting in Granby covers two articles
04-08-2017 12:23 AM

By EMILY CUTTS

GRANBY — Town voters will be asked to approve two articles Monday night as part of a special Town Meeting.The meeting will be held at the Granby Junior-Senior High School, on East State Street, at 7 p.m.Article 1 involves a bylaw change that would...


New face to join Select Board as three vie for two seats
04-08-2017 12:22 AM

By EMILY CUTTS

SOUTH HADLEY — The Select Board will have a new member as only one incumbent sought re-election in Tuesday’s annual town election.Voters will chose between Select Board member Sarah Etelman and newcomers Andrea Miles and Scott Moore for the two seats...


Deerfield crash victim was UMass student
04-08-2017 12:18 AM

For the Gazette

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Officials have identified the victim of Thursday’s crash on Sugarloaf Street as 19-year-old Sarah Bresnahan of Easton.Bresnahan, the sole occupant of a blue Toyota SUV, died after her vehicle crashed into a large tree in front of 50...


Friday’s colleges: UMass beats Davidson for 48th straight A-10 women’s lacrosse victory
04-07-2017 11:13 PM

Staff reports

The UMass women’s lacrosse team won its seventh straight game Friday, 16-6 over Davidson in North Carolina.It was the 48th straight Atlantic 10 win for UMass (8-3, 3-0).Hannah Murphy scored four goals for the Minutewomen. Ashley Faulhaber and Kiley...


UMass RB Marquis Young has high expectations for himself as he becomes an upperclassman
04-07-2017 10:03 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — As he prepares for year No. 3, UMass running back Marquis Young said the first two years have been valuable for him in different ways.His true freshman season in 2015 gathered momentum as the year went on, capped by 240 yards and three...


Florence native Gabby Thomas ties Olympian Veronica Campbell-Brown for world’s fastest 200 time in 2017
04-07-2017 9:16 PM

By MOLLY CLANCY

The IAAF lists the top track & field times in the world.In the women’s 200-meter dash, No. 1 is Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica. She won Olympic gold in the event at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.Also No. 1 is Florence native and Harvard...


Taking care of the most vulnerable
04-07-2017 8:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HOLYOKE — Learning that two young girls were being abused while living with a Northampton man, Donna Lloyd turned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, and its Children’s Advocacy Center in Franklin County, for help in bringing the...


Chocolate shines at Easter time: Why it combines with dairy and eggs in the holiday’s food traditions
04-07-2017 8:07 PM

By Claire Hopley

In winter we long for spring, and by March and April we are positively demanding all the good things it brings. But spring used to be tough. Everyone faced hard work to kick start the agricultural year, yet there were slim pickings at mealtimes. Much...


Editorial: Mixed results on LGBT scorecard
04-07-2017 7:57 PM

The actions of our courts and government agencies reveal discrimination as a force that is sometimes subtle but nonetheless directly affects the lives of the nation’s LGBT citizens. Recent days have shown that the battle continues, with both...


Columnist Joe Gannon: Must defeat America’s dystopian experiment
04-07-2017 7:53 PM

By JOE GANNON

Captain Chaos and Bomb Chucker Bannon continue to offer such a dizzyingly daily cornucopia of new outrages and foot-in-mouth gaffes that you could be forgiven for not being able to look away from your screen.But I found myself recently trying to look...


Mark Waslick: Uber driver says police not the problem
04-07-2017 7:42 PM

Uber driver says police not the problem I read the article on Uber drivers being targeted by Amherst police (“Police, Uber drivers at odds,” April 4) and the drivers’ slant on the limited, one- sided information that was gathered.I have been an Uber...


New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city
04-07-2017 5:58 PM

By COLLEEN LONG

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they’re being...

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