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Arrests and Summonses

Friday, December 19, 2014

Arrests & summons Amherst Police • Steven P. Cuoco, 50, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Dec. 13 at 3:11 p.m. on Main Street on a warrant, police said. • A 45-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and failure to stop/ yield following a traffic stop on South East Street Dec. 13 …

Network Amherst

Friday, December 19, 2014

Good news: I can now use a key chain again. My Saturn was one of the many recalled for an ignition switch default. The letter said remove all keys chains NOW! The replacement part finally came but it took two weeks to schedule the work. Bad news: While I was there the service …

Community meals offered throughout holiday week

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — A Christmas Day meal that will provide food and companionship for residents takes place at the Not Bread Alone soup kitchen. The meal site, located at the First Congregational Church at 165 Main St., will serve a dinner at 2 p.m. Dec. 25. Robert Stover, supervisor and volunteer coordinator for the program of the Center for Human Development, said 22 people …

Store, college, developers lauded for historic preservation

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — A Cushman business, Amherst College and developers of an Amherst neighborhood are being recognized for protecting the town’s history. The Amherst Historical Commission this week presented Preservation Awards of Merit to Pete Sylvan, owner of the Cushman Market and Cafe, the college for its renovation of …

New coalition opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline hires lawyer specializing in energy issues

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations in the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work …

Amherst officials seek to make Bangs Community Center safer, more welcoming

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMHERST — A series of changes are being made at the Bangs Community Center to make it safer and more welcoming for visitors, including the many elders who come to Senior Center programs and wait inside for rides to appointments. Health Director Julie Federman said town officials are …

Second forum on downtown parking in Amherst scheduled for January

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMHERST — After an initial forum indicating that several business owners and residents are concerned about insufficient public parking downtown and new mixed-use projects that could further limit the supply of spaces, town officials are moving forward with plans to address these issues. Senior Planner Jeffrey Bagg told …

Victim of deadly Belchertown car accident identified as Keely Walsh of Lancaster

Monday, December 15, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — A single-car accident Sunday morning on Route 202 that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Lancaster woman remains under investigation. The victim was identified Monday as Keely Walsh, by Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Walsh was a passenger in a 1993 …

Amherst arson squad investigates bedroom fire on South East Street

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — A fire inside a bedroom at a South East Street home early Monday evening was out before firefighters arrived. Firefighters responded just before 6 p.m. to the 1100 South East St. residence, where smoke was coming from the bedroom, said Firefighter Gary Flynn. “The room was …

Chimney fire quickly extinguished at Deerfield Inn

Monday, December 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — Flames shot from the top of the Deerfield Inn Sunday afternoon, but the fire did little more than interrupt lunch. The chimney fire emptied the dining room and closed a portion of Old Main Street for …

Rosenberg addresses issues over partner’s behavior

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg was named chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 1996, he said time would tell whether the job would be the pinnacle of his career or just a step …

Greenfield man faces charges resulting from house breaks in Deerfield

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Greenfield man faces charges in connection with two house breaks in Deerfield last month after pawn shop records, GPS technology and a set of silver spoons led to his arrest Dec. 10. Adam C. Yukl, …

Hilltown Community Health Center plans fundraising study about satellite office in Amherst

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AMHERST — A satellite office of the Hilltown Community Health Center is still planned for Amherst, but officials with the Huntington-based center intend to complete a financial assessment before moving forward with the project. Hilltown Executive Director Eliza Lake said Wednesday that the center has hired Ellen Leuchs …