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Amherst man dies in Route 9 accident

BELCHERTOWN - A head-on crash in the area of 299 Federal St./Route 9 in Belchertown, Friday, Feb. 17, at approximately 2:45 p.m., claimed the life of Larry Kelley, 62, of Amherst, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.
Police said Kelley was traveling east on Route 9, when a collision occurred between his vehicle and a westbound vehicle being operated by an 18-year-old Belchertown male.
Kelley was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 18-year-old driver and his two passengers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.
Belchertown Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, MSP Crime Scene Services and MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section responded.
The incident remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.
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Belchertown Fire Rescue Pancake Breakfast

February 19, 2017, 7:30am - February 19, 2017, 10:30am

Belchertown Fire Department

Please join us for the third of four Pancake Breakfasts this winter season. Pancakes and Sausages will be served with a compliment of Coffee and Juice, and pure Maple Syrup and hommeade Blueberry Sauce. Support your hometown firefighters and paramedics that work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Hope to see you all there! The proceeds offset the costs of renewing our public safety equipment.

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Editor Aimee Henderson will attend the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association Better Newspaper Competition award banquet next weekend after learning she has won four awards. She has won awards in the categories of Commentary, Personality Photo, General News Story, and Government Reporting. ... See MoreSee Less

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