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Three County Fair opens Friday

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Throughout the Three County Fair’s 197-year history, one tradition that stands the test of time is the exhibit hall where children and adults show off food they made, flowers and produce they grew, arts and crafts they created. Among those setting up Wednesday in preparation for the fair’s opening day Friday was volunteer Janet Mollison. She was overseeing exhibitors as they set up their displays of fruits and … 0

Smile for the camera

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It may seem unlikely for a recent college graduate with a degree in dental hygiene to take up professional acting, but that’s what 25-year-old Northampton native Miranda Brooks has done; she made her TV debut last month, using the screen name Miranda Roldan. Roldan is her mother’s maiden name. “It’s a nice way to embrace the Hispanic side of my family,” she said. … 0

New PVTA bus route vital to many

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It may seem unlikely for a recent college graduate with a degree in dental hygiene to take up professional acting, but that’s what 25-year-old Northampton native Miranda Brooks has done; she made her TV debut last month, using the screen name Miranda Roldan. Roldan is her mother’s maiden name. “It’s a nice way to embrace the Hispanic side of my family,” she said. … 0

Forbes Library fire damage estimate as high as $150,000

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A small army of building and artwork restoration workers will spend the next three weeks at Forbes Library repairing and restoring damage from Monday’s deliberately set fire, the damage from which is now estimated at $100,000 … 0

Amtrak crews hard at work upgrading tracks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As a special 100-person railroad crew labors long hours this month to install new tracks for Amtrak’s high-speed passenger rail service, a regional planner said Wednesday he is more confident than ever that the long-anticipated service … 0

Volunteers help track any contamination of Connecticut River

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Once one of the more polluted waterways in the nation, the Connecticut River has come a long way from its tainted past when few people were on it to boat, much less swim or fish. “Just 40 or … 0

Man faces 27 charges for Amherst car break-ins last year

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Springfield man who police allege broke into 13 vehicles parked at conservation and recreation areas in Amherst over several months last year and made off with “thousands of dollars” of goods pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 27 charges resulting from the incidents. Jose Laboy, 41, … 0

Sidelined summons: Visiting Suher’s many addresses

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When the Hampden County sheriff’s office tried recently to serve a summons to businessman Eric Suher in person, it couldn’t find him at his main place of business. A judge cut some slack and the department was allowed to leave the summons at the 47 Jackson … 0

Suher gets month to seek transfer of liquor license

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Area business owner Eric Suher came within one vote Wednesday of losing another liquor license that has not been put into use since it was issued about five years ago. Meanwhile, who ultimately gets the license Suher lost earlier this year may come down to chance … 0

Northampton tests new emergency messaging system

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The city expects to test a new emergency system Wednesday by sending a message to more than 15,000 residents. The message is intended to raise awareness of the new system, called CodeRED, although it will not actually be an emergency, said Kelly Banister, director of the … 0

Northampton mayor launches monthly chats over coffee

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Residents interested in chatting up in the mayor in an informal environment will have several opportunities to do so in the coming months. Mayor David J. Narkewicz is set to host the first in a series of monthly coffee hours next week when he gathers on … 0

Women’s health organization gets new interim director

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Tapestry Health has hired a new interim chief executive officer to lead the cash-strapped community-based health organization. Cheryl Zoll, former director of the Amherst Survival Center, took over as Tapestry’s director this month, the third CEO in the past six months. She replaces former interim CEO … 0

Judge rules for city in Suher license case

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The city continues its effort to have business owner Eric Suher return a revoked liquor license for a Center Street property. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson Monday granted a request from the city to allow a sheriff to leave a summons for Suher at … 0