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Hot temps: Record highs in the region again on Thursday
05-18-2017 7:27 PM

By JACK SUNTRUP

NORTHAMPTON — For the second day in a row, the region saw record high temperatures as Mother Nature offered an early summer preview. According to the National Weather Service, it was 96 degrees in Hartford, Connecticut, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,...


Ted Kallman: Not surprised bicyclist killed on Nonotuck Street
05-18-2017 6:39 PM

Not surprised cyclist killed on Nonotuck Street It comes as no surprise to me that a cyclist was finally killed on Nonotuck Street (“Man killed while biking,” May 17). I have lived on Hinckley Street for seven years and ride a bike and/or walk my dogs...


No third trial for former South Hadley man accused of child rape
05-18-2017 4:34 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON – There will be no third trial for a former South Hadley man accused of child rape, prosecutors have decided.Two juries, including one in April, could not come to a unanimous decision in the case of Guy Bush Jr., 47, of Grand Island, New...


Ways to support immigrants, refugees aired at Smith College conference
05-18-2017 9:06 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — Since immigrating to the Pioneer Valley from Venezuela last year, Biani Salas has faced many of the obstacles that so many in her situation find in the United States: racism, workplace discrimination, language barriers and difficulty...


Astronaut brings space-flight stories to medical rehab facility
05-17-2017 12:33 AM

By JACK SUNTRUP

NORTHAMPTON — In 1995, Boston-area native Albert Sacco Jr. hurtled into space at 17,596 mph and saw “the blackest black you’ve ever seen.” “Blacker than the blackest velvet,” he said of space to a room of patients and other visitors at the CareOne at...


Authorities identify Florence man struck by car, killed
05-16-2017 9:53 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A 78-year-old Florence man was hit by a car and killed while riding his bike Monday afternoon.Alan H. Porter was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Northwestern district...


DiRocco child rape trial ends in hung jury on 10 of 11 counts
05-16-2017 7:53 AM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on all but one of the 11 charges brought against a former Easthampton man accused of raping and assaulting two young girls.Kevin DiRocco, 43, was found not guilty on a charge of...


Ci Ci Boutique to close Northampton store, move business online
05-15-2017 5:41 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

NORTHAMPTON — Another downtown retail clothing store is going the way of the market: online.Cindy Hackworth, owner of Ci Ci Boutique at 112 Main St., said it no longer makes sense to sell her wares in a permanent brick and mortar space. She’ll close...


2017 Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament: Hurricanes boys finish second, girls tie for third with Northampton
05-14-2017 10:06 PM

By ETHAN WELD

AMHERT — Westfield, New Jersey, defeated top-seeded Amherst Regional, 12-11, on Sunday afternoon in the 26th-annual Amherst Ultimate Invitational Tournament title game.It was the first time Westfield won the tournament, and it became just the seventh...


Amherst Ultimate Invitational: Toughest field ever comes to challenge Amherst
05-12-2017 9:03 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — Harry Wolff Landau has played in the Amherst Ultimate Invitational Tournament since he was in seventh grade.The 26th edition this Saturday and Sunday will be the senior’s last.He understands it’s a big deal.“We don’t take any tournament for...


Editorial: Job well done by PVTA administrator
05-12-2017 8:24 PM

There’s an old saying that a leader always should try to leave a place better than he or she found it. That’s exactly what Mary MacInnes did as longtime administrator of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority — and then some.MacInnes, who retired April...


Bus driver faces negligent homicide charge in death of child Summer Steele
05-11-2017 1:20 PM

By AMANDA DRANE and EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A 70-year-old Hawley man is expected to be arraigned Friday in Northampton District Court on a charge of negligent motor vehicle homicide in connection with the death of 9-year-old Summer Steele of Plainfield last year, according to the...


Tuesday’s high schools: Matt Hewes, Smith Vocational drop pitchers’ duel to Andrew Roman, Pathfinder
05-09-2017 11:42 PM

Staff reports

Matt Hewes and Andrew Roman were locked in a pitchers’ duel, Tuesday at Arcanum Field in Florence.Hewes allowed three hits and struck out 11, but Roman allowed three hits and fanned 14 as Pathfinder beat Smith Vocational, 2-1.Hunter Brooks, Hewes...


Easthampton man pleads not guilty to 61 counts in bomb-making case, held on $150,000 bail
05-09-2017 10:43 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man accused of manufacturing explosives and explosive devices was ordered held on $150,000 bail Tuesday. Bryan O. Desmarais, 42, of 36 Ridgewood Terrace, pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday afternoon...


Polio survivors thought they had conquered the devastating disease only to be stunned by its vengeance years later
05-08-2017 7:21 PM

By LISA SPEAR

When polio swept the nation in the early to mid 20th century, Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton had a ward full of cribs for sick babies. Some children spent weeks in the hospital, behind glass, not able to touch another human being, survivors...


Northampton Pride Parade defies rain, marches on
05-08-2017 10:55 AM

By MORGAN HUGHES

NORTHAMPTON — Despite the threat of rain, an estimated 30,000 people were out on the streets for the 36th annual Northampton Pride Parade, which kicked off at noon Saturday.Tens of thousands of cheerful and colorfully decorated people lined up around...


Mediation at the core of training to help veterans
05-05-2017 10:51 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Far from foreign battlefields, David Felty is learning to help military veterans resolve conflicts of a different sort.A five week training session at the World War II Club on Conz Street is helping the Southampton resident and trial...


Clerk, School Committee candidates take out papers in Northampton
05-02-2017 11:57 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

NORTHAMPTON — A slow trickle of residents has so far taken the first step toward candidacy in the city election in November. Joining the familiar cast are two new faces: Bob Driscoll for city clerk, and Susan Voss for School Committee member...


Boys ultimate: Amherst displays pedigree in dominant win over Northampton
05-02-2017 11:54 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON — Not all rebellions succeed.The Northampton boys ultimate team has framed its clashes with Amherst Regional as battling an evil empire for the past few years. The Blue Devils felt they were close to achieving that goal after leading the...


Area briefs: Polish Constitution Day, Forbes public forum, former Smith College president to be honored
05-01-2017 3:12 PM

Polish committee to observe constitution day with screeningNORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Polish Heritage Committee will observe Polish Constitution Day on Wednesday with a film screening of “Europe’s First Constitution,” by professor Richard...

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