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The U.S. Marshals are looking for a man wanted on arrest warrants concerning assaults in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Fri May 24, 2013
Nature walk, Gold Plus Award and more...
Broad Brook Coalition has invited naturalist Laurie Sanders give a nature walk of a new parcel at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area purchased by the city.
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With the month of May again declared "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in Massachusetts, a panel of experts discussed Lyme symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options with an audience of about 60 people in the Forbes Library community room in Northampton last week.
Northampton middle school associate principal Sal Canata chosen principal of Leeds Elementary School
NORTHAMPTON - A search committee has selected Sal Canata, the associate principal of the John F. Kennedy Middle School, as the new principal of Leeds Elementary School.
Thu May 23, 2013
Local nurse keeps close to Haiti
Less than one month after the January 2010 earthquake that displaced and killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians, a Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurse joined the relief effort to help provide medical assistance to the country's poor people.
Northampton public works board hires consultant for removal of Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
NORTHAMPTON -- The Board of Public Works took a step forward in the long, slow process of removing the Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam Wednesday, hiring a consultant to take the city through the permitting process with the state.
Fred Contrada: What's the 'why' in the Anthony Baye Northampton arson case?
Now that we know who it was Anthony Baye who set some 27 fires in and around his Ward 3 neighborhood in Northampton, that's the question everyone wants answered.
Northampton acquires flood plain land in the Meadows
The city has taken ownership of 6.6 acres of floodplain land off Pomeroy Terrace, some of which has been used as an encampment for the homeless.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Popolo celebrating 1-year anniversary Slew of musical guests slated to perform
General Manager Gary Smith has previously likened running Popolo restaurant to managing musical artists like Natalie Merchant, comparing a band to the kitchen staff, a backstage crew to the food servers and patrons to concert-goers. He also has been known to use a car metaphor, saying he and partners Kristen Fehrenbach and John-Michael Maciejewski ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
I admitted that the event weighed heavily on my mind. Though we did not dwell long on the events in Boston, the topic remained in the air, threading its subtext into several strands of our conversation.
The Dire Honeys: timeless sound
The song is called "Lay Lay" and listening to it conjures up images of the distant past, of a time when you might find women sitting on an old porch spilling their secrets in a song.
Mon May 20, 2013
Big Sandy signs with Northampton record label, Cow Island
Good news for Northampton, MA-based record label, Cow Island Music . The little record label that champions honky-tonk, rockabilly, swing and country western announced a new addition to its roster - Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys .
Sun May 19, 2013
Paradise City Arts Festival readies for 3-day run in Northampton
AA AA They're going to be "talking trash" at the three-day Paradise City Arts Festival - the title of this season's themed exhibit - beginning Saturday under cover at Northampton's Three County Fairgrounds.
Fri May 17, 2013
Poets of Franklin County: "Plum," a new online journal
In addition to publishing poetry, fiction and nonfiction twice a year, "Plum" includes interactive, community-based projects that are updated weekly.
Easthampton police urge vigilance as they probe rash of residential...
EASTHAMPTON -- Police urge residents here and in surrounding communities to be vigilant as they continue to probe a recent rash of residential break-ins. Sgt.
Casting for 'The Judge' with Robert Downey Jr. set for...
Boston Casting will hold an open casting call for the upcoming movie "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr.
Thu May 16, 2013
Addiction-fighting meds work for many
Suboxone and methadone - the two principal drug treatments for opiate dependence and addiction - are available through private clinics in Greenfield, and Suboxone through the rare general medical practice.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Popolo's Celebrates Anniversary
When Popolo's founders committed to their new restaurant, opening day was a speck on the distant horizon.
Police 'Keeping an Eye' on City's Water Supply
The Salem and Beverly drinking water supply's primary source - Wenham Lake - is under the watchful eyes of police and many others from roads that come close to the lake.
Wed May 15, 2013
Northampton man gets up to 20 years for fatal fire
A Northampton man who admitted to a one-night arson spree that left a father and son dead and put the city on edge was sentenced Wednesday to up to 20 years in prison.