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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...


Extravaganja celebrated for first time since legalization of marijuana in Mass.
04-30-2017 7:15 PM

By MORGAN HUGHES

NORTHAMPTON — More than 15,000 people celebrated cannabis at the 26th annual Extravaganja on Saturday, the first time the event has been held since Massachusetts voted to legalize the weed.In years past, the event has served as a political rally for...


Jurors to continue deliberations Monday after twice declaring impasse in child rape trial
04-28-2017 2:00 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A jury in a child rape trial will resume deliberations Monday after twice telling a Hampshire Superior Court judge Thursday they could not reach a consensus.The 12-member jury spent the entire day in deliberations on the case of a former...


Holyoke woman charged for involvement in “murder for hire” plots
04-27-2017 3:17 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A Holyoke woman is being held on $100,000 for her alleged involvement in two separate murder-for-hire plots.Cynthia P. Coons, 50, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Thursday morning to a charge of conspiracy in the first...


Girls lacrosse: Agawam deals Northampton first loss, 11-5
04-26-2017 11:37 PM

By MOLLY CLANCY

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton girls lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday night.An 11-5 loss to Agawam snapped an eight-game winning streak to open the season and came in its Valley Wheel opener.Abby Baldwin opened the scoring...


Narkewicz has challenger in re-election bid; Powers files for city clerk
04-24-2017 11:18 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

NORTHAMPTON — Election papers became available Monday in the city clerk’s office, and candidates new and old began to emerge.Mayor David Narkewicz took out papers for a third term, and Roy Martin took out papers for a ninth — and, he says, final —...


A march to remember: 60 attend annual recognition of the Armenian genocide that killed 1.5M
04-24-2017 10:25 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Wearing black and holding Armenian flags, about 60 people silently marched through downtown to Memorial Hall Monday afternoon in recognition of the Armenian genocide that some fear has gone unnoticed throughout much of the world for...


Fitzgerald Lake group unveils raised boardwalk, extended dock
04-24-2017 10:59 AM

By JACK SUNTRUP

FLORENCE — Members of the Broad Brook Coalition on Sunday afternoon celebrated improvements to the 850-acre Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, with sunny, clear skies as a backdrop.The improvements — a new bridge leading to trails, a raised boardwalk...


Despite safety improvements, recent fires prove cigarettes still a hazard
04-23-2017 10:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Authorities have attributed the start of a bevy of recent fires to smoking materials, but almost all cigarettes are designed to self-extinguish, as per a long-standing state law.It doesn’t always work.A fire that heavily damaged a...


Richard West: Many aided success of Historic Northampton
04-23-2017 9:37 PM

Many aided Historic Northampton’s successMany thanks for your April 12 editorial praising the progress Historic Northampton has made over the last several years (“Future stable for Historic Northampton”).Everyone in Northampton should be grateful to...


Extravaganja organizers announce first-ever age limit 
04-21-2017 9:57 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON – Extravaganja will be an adult affair this year as organizers make it an 18-plus event in the face of concerns from the city.Just after 5 p.m. Friday, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition posted a statement on...


Northampton police attempt to track down owner of dog found wandering the city
04-21-2017 5:02 PM

By GAZETTE STAFF

NORTHAMPTON — City police successfully located the owner of what likely is a mixed-breed dog found wandering the area Thursday afternoon.Officials said the dog, probably a partial Pomeranian, was picked up on Prospect Street. Though it had no...

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