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NORTHAMPTON - A new Northampton basketball court will be holding its "grand unveiling" next weekend, marking the completion of a project that has been years in the making. The new court, located at 498 Ryan Road -- right next door to Ryan Road Elementary School in Florence -- will be known ...
NORTHAMPTON- The preschool children at Square One's King Street Center welcomed Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi Wednesday as a guest reader. A longstanding advocate for Square One's work with children and families, Cocchi has visited the agency's classrooms several times, and is ...

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Representative John Scibak, a close friend and colleague of Peter Kocot, filed the amendments that the house approved this week. Kocot represented the 1st Hampshire District since 2002. The House seat left vacant by the death of state Representative Peter Kocot, ...
NORTHAMPTON -- Northampton High School students will soon have an opportunity to train for in-demand computer careers through Greenfield Community College and Springfield's Tech Foundry. Jonathan Edwards, director of strategic partnerships for Tech Foundry, said he's already talking with ... schools
The Live155 housing complex will open soon in Northampton, Mass. Karen Brown / New England Public Radio. Seventy new apartments are coming to downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, as an experiment in affordable housing. In 2015, the housing nonprofit Wayfinders bought a 40-year-old ...
NORTHAMPTON - Emergency services quickly extinguished a fire at 25 Fort St. yesterday ignited by burning brush. The fire ... According to the Northampton assessor's office, Kim Mia C. and Michael G. Sullivan own the property. ... He said that it is illegal to burn outdoors without a permit in Massachusetts.

NORTHAMPTON -- More than 50 acres of open space has been protected from development as part of a partnership between Mass Audubon, the city and several local landowners. The land connects the conservation Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary with the Rocky Hill Greenway, which ...
That's how long more than two dozen families from Puerto Rico have spent living at the Quality Inn and Suites on Conz Street in Northampton after two hurricanes ... As of this month, nearly all of these families have found new homes in the region as they continue to adjust to life in western Massachusetts.
Coates-Finke moved back to Northampton in January. He started his own business: Backyard Bread, which offers classes on bread-baking and building stone ovens. He also substitutes at Jackson Street School. Coates-Finke joined the Western Mass Distance Project club before running the marathon.
CORRECTION: This article had earlier attributed the survey to the Northampton police department. The survey is the product of the Mayor's working group on panhandling and was merely being shared online by the city's police department. NORTHAMPTON -- A new online survey is asking Northampton ...
Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper will be honored on June 4, 2018, with the She Changes the World award from the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM). “We are excited to spotlight Chief Kasper as a leader who is breaking barriers and who serves as a great role model for other ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A Russian woman who's facing deportation is now receiving sanctuary in a Northampton church. The woman taking sanctuary at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Church is now the third undocumented immigrant receiving sanctuary in the Pioneer ...
Woman Facing Possible Deportation Takes Sanctuary In Northampton, Mass., Church. By Alden Bourne • Apr 9, 2018. TweetShareGoogle+Email. The Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, Massachusetts. Jerrey Roberts / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com. A Russian woman facing possible deportation ...
NORTHAMPTON — The Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence is providing sanctuary to a western Massachusetts woman facing deportation, six months after an Amherst church did the same for Springfield resident Lucio Perez. The society announced late Friday that it had taken in Irida ...
A custodian accused of taking photos and spying on girls at Northampton High School bathroom appeared before a judge today. Michael Kremensky, 22, of Florence posted bail following his court appearance. Court documents obtained by Western Mass News state that it was a work order for a bent ...
NORTHAMPTON - A Holyoke man who escaped serious injuries when his car collided early Friday with a freight train at a Route 5 crossing will be charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. The man, 46-year-old Alpha Kaba, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His vehicle, a ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A driver was taken to the hospital after their car was struck by a train in Northampton. Northampton Police Sgt. Joe Golec told 22News that the driver was crossing over train tracks at Mount Tom Road (Route 5) at around 1:00 Friday morning, when the vehicle collided with ...

NORTHAMPTON -- "We're going to show our politicians that we care," said Jesse Zeldes, a senior at Northampton High School, standing before hundreds of his schoolmates Wednesday morning. "We're going to show them that every time they take NRA money, the students of this country are going to be ...
Pittsfield's Taea Bramer goes up for a shot against Northampton during the Western Massachusetts Division II semifinals at Western New England ... Central last season — a nine-point loss in the D-I Western Mass. semis — was a 53-44 win over Pittsfield at Western New England University Monday night.
NORTHAMPTON -- Way Finders, the former HAP Housing, is now leasing up to 23 of the 70 apartments in its Live 155 building at 155 Pleasant St. downtown. The largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Western Massachusetts, Way Finders said it expects to start moving people in in May.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Mateso Kagenyekero didn't want to stay in a country where wars happened at every moment. He wanted a different life for his wife Asani Furaha and their 5-year-old son, Divin Mwami Heri. Last Thursday, that life began when the family of three arrived in the U.S. from ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Northampton Police Department is looking to improve their response when it comes to dealing with people with mental health issues. Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper said, mental health is at the heart of some of issues, the nation is currently dealing with.
Before that, the business was also known as the Red Lion Diner, as well as the Miss Northampton Diner. Perman bought it from Tefft in 2013 and had originally planned to tear it down and build a parking lot. "Then we found it was one of the oldest dining cars in Western Massachusetts," Perman said.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Northampton Police Department has completed their pledge to improve their response to those suffering from mental illness in the community by taking part in the One Mind Campaign. According to Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper, to join the One Mind ...
Peter V. Kocot was remembered Tuesday at his funeral Mass as a kind, intelligent and devoted family man who lived life with passion and a deep sense ... DeLeo noted that everyone who is elected to the Massachusetts House is referred to as “The Honorable,” and said that no one had ever deserved that ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Family members, friends, and fellow politicians will gather in Northampton Tuesday morning to remember the life of State Representative Peter Kocot. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 A.M. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on King Street. Calling hours for the 61 ...
With that spirit, she took a job in 2014 as chief of medicine for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the central and western Massachusetts region. ... The Northampton Medical Center, the region's flagship facility, advertises itself as a 24-7 urgent care hospital but, according to the affidavit, it's failing in ...
NORTHAMPTON- With hundreds turning out to pay their respects, the longtime representative of Northampton in the Massachusetts state legislature, Rep. Peter Kocot, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Kocot, 61, died last week after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Shauneen and sons Jake, of Boston, ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Calling hours will be held today for State Representative Peter Kocot of Northampton who died last week at the age of 61. Calling hours will be held at the Czelusniak Funeral Home 173 North St, Northampton, MA 01060 from 2-7 pm. Funeral Services will be held ...
NORTHAMPTON - Funeral services for state Rep. Peter V. Kocot will be held Monday and Tuesday in his hometown, which he represented in the Massachusetts legislature for 16 years. Kocot, 61, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He leaves his wife Shauneen Kocot and sons Jake, of Boston, and Luke, ...
BOSTON, Mass. (SHNS) – Northampton Rep. Peter Kocot, who has served in the Legislature since 2002, has passed away, according to the House ... “I'm grieving right now and don't have more to say than that Peter was incredible, a force for good in Massachusetts, and everyone will feel this loss,” Rep.
Jim Welch, D-West Springfield, who was co-chairman with Kocot on the Health Care Financing Committee, said all the Western Massachusetts lawmakers are friendly with one another. "He's smart, funny, kind, thoughtful," Welch said. "I'd describe him as the type of person you'd want to be friends with.".
A familiar odor wafted through the air as groups milled about, sat and smoked on blankets, or danced to live music. However, many festival goers were particularly enthused this year, given the fact that retail marijuana will soon be a reality throughout Massachusetts. Northampton, in particular, has spent ...
NORTHAMPTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will co-host the grand opening of a new satellite office of the state's Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) in Northampton Thursday. MOVA, an independent state agency, assists victims of crimes through advocacy, education, and various ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Victims of violence and their families will no longer have to travel to Boston for services. Attorney General Maura Healey said it was a great day for victims and survivors, after announcing the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance received $9 million in funding, that will ...
"It's a great day here in Northampton, a great in Western Massachusetts, and a great day for victims and survivors in this region, who for far too long have ... "Working in Western Mass, alongside the creative programs that serve victims here, ensures we can support a local victim service response that is ...
The Blue Devils cleared a significant hurdle Saturday when they beat Tantasqua for the Western Massachusetts Division 2 title. Up next: Central Mass. champion Hopkinton in the state semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Worcester State. The Hillers (20-4) bested Medway in the sectional final. “The best ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Northampton is planning to remove a dam from the Upper Roberts Meadow reservoir. The city is receiving a $25,000 grant from the state to restore the reservoir. The grant will support the city in the demolition and restoration of the reservoir. The removal of the ...
NORTHAMPTON -- Ten years ago, the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety ordered the city to either fix or remove the Upper Roberts Meadow Dam, touching off a hard-fought neighborhood campaign to save the historic structure. Now a decade-long effort by the city to remove the dam on Chesterfield Road ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – We had been enjoying mild weather, 22News explains why we've been experiencing such up and down conditions. A mild stretch of weather has gripped western Massachusetts for the past couple of days with highs in the 40s and 50s. That puts the valley at least 10 to ...
“It's critical mass. If people are going to an area for a specific purpose, then there's room for it. I envision a lot of collegial interchange between the other bookshops.” The official grand opening of Tim's Used Books is planned for Feb. 16, but the store is open now. After it formally opens, Barry said, he's ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A Northampton man said he lost his belongings when the DPW cleared the homeless camp where he was staying. Attorney James Winston said since that man was trespassing, he has no legal grounds to sue. Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz ordered DPW crews to ...
Western Mass Dreamers and Jewish community rally in Northampton to support DREAM Act ... The rally was organized by the Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action and co-sponsored by Western Massachusetts Jewish organizations as well as the Pioneer Valley Workers Center in support of the ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Northampton broke up a homeless camp that was located in the woods off Texas Road. Where there used to be tents, chairs, and various other items, is now a sign on a tree that reads, “NO TRESPASSING per the order of the City of Northampton Department of ...
Thursday's rally was co-organized by the city's Pioneer Valley Workers Center, a local non-profit that focuses on labor rights and racial justice, and The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action chapter of Western Massachusetts, which focuses on spreading Jewish values. Despite icy temperatures, rally ...
NORTHAMPTON -- A waitress who embezzled over $15,000 from the popular restaurant Jake's was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and ordered to ... Antmann, who has no criminal record in Massachusetts and was very close to the owners of the restaurant, does not fit the bill for the typical ...
NORTHAMPTON — The Department of Public Works cleared out a camp recently occupied by homeless people off Texas Road Tuesday morning, though city officials said the compound had been abandoned at the time it was eliminated. The camp was located on a small, wooded patch of city ...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton has mastered a new flavor, and it might not be what you'd expect…sour pickles & cream! Staff member Shaolyn Soto holding a cup of Sour Pickles & Cream. Judy Herrell, owner of the ice cream shop, said in a release sent to 22News ...
2/2/2018 -SPRINGFIELD- Congressman Richard Neal hosted a meeting for about 30 area legislatures and Mass Department of Transportation members to ... the CTrail commuter train service north from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield on the Knowledge Corridor rail line Massachusetts ...
Bill Brough passed on Wednesday evening. He leaves behind his mother, Helen, two daughters, Amanda Brough and Crystal Kane, and granddaughter Lily. Brough was a jeweler and gemologist. He opened Bill Brough Jewelers on Main Street in Northampton in 1978 and spent years making wedding ...


 

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