Weekly Safety Report: Pedestrian Injury, Bullying Lawsuit, Larceny Suspect, ATM Skimming in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
This week in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, several incidents occurred that require attention. A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in Easthampton. In Northampton, lawyers debated whether school officials should be held responsible for the suicide of a student who was allegedly bullied. Southampton Police are seeking help in identifying a larceny suspect involved in a shoplifting incident. Additionally, Williamsburg Police recovered a possible skimming device from an ATM, urging the public to monitor their accounts if they have used the machine recently.
Young entrepreneurs spruce up Granby with fresh Christmas trees
A new Christmas tree business has opened up shop in Hampshire County, and just in time for the holidays!
Bill Beckett: Farmers deserve support in struggle
Kudos, and many thanks, are due to Jacob Nelson and the Daily Hampshire Gazette for bringing us the voices of local farmers Sarah Voiland, DeWitt Thomson, and Denise Barstow-Mainz [“On the front lines of climate change: Farmers work to mitigate their climate impacts and become more resilient,” Gazette, No,v 18].
Hampshire County Residents Begin Early Thanksgiving Travel Despite Weather Conditions
Get a glimpse of the early Thanksgiving travel rush in Hampshire County. Despite snowy and rainy conditions, residents are hitting the road, with safety measures in place. Hear from locals about their travel plans and advice for a safe and meaningful holiday journey.
Hampshire County residents hit the road early for Thanksgiving
Many people in western Massachusetts looked to hit the road a little early this holiday weekend, which included those who traveled Route 9 in the Hadley and Amherst area Wednesday morning. Despite the snowy and rainy weather, Amherst resident Brandon Wendolowski told Western Mass News that his plans were not delayed.
High school soccer: Hampshire County well represented at Senior All-Star Games
It was a successful end to the season for some Hopkins Academy seniors. Dominic Aloisi tallied two goals, helping the White Team capture a 3-2 win in the Class C/D boys game at the Senior All-Star Classic held at Pope Francis in Springfield earlier this week. Hopkins’ Tresor Akimana also...
Gazette’s Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund launches 91st year
NORTHAMPTON — The applications are in, the vouchers are going out and the presents are ready to be claimed. It’s that time of year again when the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund launches its appeal and generous donors respond. The fund provides vouchers for families to buy toys and other gifts for their children. Last year, donations amounted to $60,092.77.
WEATHER ALERT: Where will it snow, rain in Massachusetts Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning
The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for snow and rain Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
Student walkout at Hampshire Regional comes as teachers push for new leadership
Hampshire Regional High School students walked out of class on Tuesday morning to demonstrate support for the district’s teachers bargaining for a new contract. Meanwhile, the district’s teachers union called on the School Committee not to renew the contract of Superintendent Diana Bonneville due to ”a trend of poor decision making and significant errors in judgment,” according to a statement by the Hampshire Regional Education Association.
See all homes sold in Hampshire County, Nov. 12 to Nov. 18
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Hampshire County reported from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18. There were 27 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,088-square-foot home on Autumn Lane in Amherst that sold for $415,000. Amherst.
Toy for Joy 2023: Joy of reading delivered to every child
Toy for Joy is not just about the thrill of receiving toys, but the joy of learning. Its literacy component has grown in popularity over time and remains one of the features that makes this annual Christmas campaign so special and popular amongst children, parents and family members who have seen the results of the drive’s educational aspect.
10 least expensive homes sold in Hampshire County, Nov. 12-18
A house in Huntington that sold for $214,000 tops the list of the most affordable residential real estate sales in Hampshire County in the past week. In total, 26 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $429,471. The average price per square foot ended up at $277.
Weekly Safety Report: Suspect Hospitalized, Interim Police Chief Chosen, Weapons Inventories Secret, and Pig's Tragic Death in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
This week in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, several incidents occurred that are important to note for the weekly safety report. These incidents include a suspect in a 2020 Granby slaying remaining hospitalized and not expected to stand trial soon, the selection of an interim police chief in Northampton, the secrecy surrounding police weapons inventories statewide, and the unfortunate death of Pickles the pig in Granby after being hit by a car.
Hampshire County harriers ready for MIAA State Cross Country Championships
Seven different Gazette schools will travel to Fort Devens this weekend to compete in the MIAA Cross Country State Championships. Three different divisions will race on Saturday, with the Division 3 race slated first, followed by Division 1 and ending with Division 2. The Division 3 boys race will start at 11 a.m. followed by the Division 3 girls at 11:45 a.m, and the award ceremony for Division 3 will be at 12:45.
Durant wins Worcester, Hampshire Senate District special election
Republican candidate Peter Durant has been declared the winner of the Worcester and Hampshire Senate District special state election, according to unofficial results as of Nov. 15. This special election was necessary after former state Sen. Anne Gobi resigned from her position in the Senate in June to become the...
Newest Mass. senator Durant will be sworn in after Thanksgiving
After six terms serving Spencer residents as their state representative, Peter Durant will be sworn in to a new position as the senator for the Worcester and Hampshire District Nov. 29. According to a spokesperson for Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, the ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at a location to...
Mass. state Rep. Peter Durant to be sworn into state Senate on Nov. 29
Worcester Republican state Rep. Peter Durant will become the newest member of the state Senate on Nov. 29, a top Senate official has confirmed to MassLive. Durant, of Spencer, flipped the Worcester and Hampshire seat held by Democrats, earlier this month in a largely symbolic, but no less important, victory for Bay State Republicans, who have struggled for relevance on Beacon Hill.