1,200 electrical customers without power in Belchertown
BELCHERTOWN - Some 1,200 electric customers in Belchertown remain without power Monday night as crews from the National Grid attempt to repair a stubborn outage, officials said.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Belchertown billed $3,408 in legal fees related to Palmer casino proposal
While proponents of a $1 billion casino in Palmer lost the battle and will not be building it, Belchertown incurred $3,408 in legal costs associated with their effort to protect the town against the negative impacts of the Mohegan Sun proposal, selectmen acknowledged at Monday's meeting.
Belchertown tax rate ticks up; average homeowner will pay $12 more per month
This year's proposed tax rate of $17.72 per $1,000 of property valuation, a 61 cent increase, will mean an extra $12 per month for the average homeowner, the board of assessors told selectmen at Monday's meeting.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Pathfinder High School gym teacher accused of sexually harassing female student
Pathfinder physical education teacher Joseph Baldyga, left, stands with his lawyer, Raipher D. Pellegrino, right, in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Belchertown Performing Arts Center presents inaugural performance of 'A Christmas Carol'
Young Scrooge, portrayed by Sean Dube, is shown here proposing to young Belle, portrayed by Morgan Myers, in a scene from Belchertown Performing Arts Center's upcoming production of "A Christmas Carol."
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Yuletide at Storrowton to feature decorations from local garden clubs, designers
In this file photo from 2008, Brenda A. O'Neil, of Belchertown, a member of the Eastern States Exposition Maintenance and Landscaping Department, decorates the Potter Mansion in preparation for Yuletide at Storrowton.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
100 in Hadley join national protest against Walmart, calling for better wages, benefits
About 100 people turned out to support Walmart workers here one of many Black Friday protests all across the country calling for better wages and benefits for the company's employees.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Community Advocate Newspaper
Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 29 edition
4:56 p.m. Arrested, Gilvan Araujo Dos Santos, 31, of 21 Home St., Apt. 5, Worcester, for red light violation, unlicensed operation of MV.
Belchertown High School trumpet player Joseph Brozek recognized for...
High school trumpet player Joseph Brozek , 16, has been honored by the school board as the first Belchertown student to earn - via his audition -- a place in the All-National Honor Concert Band.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Holyoke's former Farr family building at center of dispute...
HOLYOKE - On Dec. 18, a ban on demolishing a building at 399 Appleton St. expires, but the dispute about the property is likely to continue.
Belchertown voters balance FY14 budget, approve borrowing $300K for sewer line repairs
Town meeting on Monday began more than a half-hour late due to lack of quorum but then took only 9 minutes to approve the seven warrant articles, including borrowing $300,000 for sewer line repairs and cutting $35,000 to balance the budget.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Operation Christmas Child has 'packing party' at Second Baptist Church in South Hadley
People of all ages, from grandparents to tiny tots, gathered at the Second Baptist Church in South Hadley on a recent evening for a "packing party," part of an international project called Operation Christmas Child.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Belchertown officials question Hampshire Council of Government's energy program
BELCHERTOWN - A meeting between Belchertown selectmen and Hampshire Council of Governments executive director Todd Ford became testy Nov. 12 over what officials said was higher than expected costs the town paid the organization for electricity in fiscal 2013.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Court Logs Nov. 5-6
Angel Quinonez, 23, of Holyoke. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle while his/her license is revoked as being an habitual traffic offender, and having a window obstructed or non-transparent, in Whately by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/16/13 for pre-trial conference.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Between the Lines
I took the scenic route from Northampton to Palmer last week, avoiding the highway in favor of Bay Road through Hadley and Amherst and Route 181 through Belchertown.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Belchertown high school teen killed in weekend car accident mourned by school board
The school committee began its meeting on Tuesday with a moment of silence for the high school student killed in a single vehicle crash over the weekend.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Nathan Curran, 17, of Belchertown identified as victim in Granby crash
GRANBY - Police Monday identified a man killed in a single car crash on Friday as Nathan Curran, 17, of Belchertown.