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Craig's Doors begins weekly breakfast program Wednesday with...

Beginning Wednesday, Craig's Doors , A Home Association, Inc. and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst will be offering breakfast every week at the society.


Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food, Amherst, MA

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Mosquito borne illnesses threaten western Mass.

Some people infected with EEE do not show any symptoms, but if the virus infects your central nervous system, that could be deadly.


Related Topix: Plymouth County, MA, Worcester County, MA, West Nile Virus, Health, Hampden County, MA, Northampton, MA

Sat Jul 12, 2014


Historic Northampton playground demolished

Structural safety concerns had prompted the decision to tear down the more than 20-year-old Jackson Street School playground.


Related Topix: Northampton, MA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Amherst police charge John Fitzgerald of Southampton with lewdness at Puffer's Pond

Police charged a Southampton man listed as a Level 3 Sex Offender in Southampton with open and gross lewdness Wednesday afternoon after there was a report of a man exposing himself at Puffer's Pond.


Related Topix: Southampton, MA, Amherst, MA, Belchertown, MA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Severe Storms moving through this evening

A cold front makes a slow approach the next few days. This will bring more heat, humidity, and the chance of thunderstorms ahead of the front.


Related Topix: Weather, Franklin County, MA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Thunderstorm leaves 4600 without power in Pioneer Valley; flash-flood warning issued until 11 p.m.

A swift moving storm swept through the Pioneer Valley Thursday night, knocking down tree limbs and wires and caused more than 4,600 outages, primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Hampden County, MA, Springfield, MA

CBS 3 Springfield

More than 1,000 Hampshire County residents without power

There are reports of trees down on wires in multiple towns including South Deerfield, Northampton and Hatfield as this severe weather moves through.


Related Topix: South Deerfield, MA, Northampton, MA, Hatfield, MA, Weather, Holyoke, MA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Law and empathy at issue in jailing of a debtor

In a court system overburdened by the woes of thousands of debtors, what happened to Iheanyi D. Okoroafor is unheard of - a 73-year-old retiree being taken away in handcuffs because he had not paid a debt of $508.27.


Related Topix: Belchertown, MA, Amherst, MA, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Northampton, MA, South Hadley, MA

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Tropical rains overnight, drying Thursday

A cold front will slide closer tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will move through the region with dew point temperatures near 70. The steadiest rain will slide by just to the northwest over Berkshire County and western Franklin and Hampshire County while the lower Pioneer Valley gets scattered showers late night.


Related Topix: Weather, Berkshire County, MA, Worcester County, MA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Recorder

Cooperative bank merger

Greenfield Co-operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank announced a merger on Tuesday that their presidents said will give their customers access to 10 banking locations and 11 ATMS in Franklin and Hampshire counties, with each of the two banks retaining their own names in their respective counties, right down to their different spellings of ... (more)


Related Topix: Franklin County, MA, Sunderland, MA, Northampton, MA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance