Friday, January 26, 2007

Best of the Police Report - Jan 26

This week's best stories were investigative. Amherst detectives worked the henhouse :

* Police said three vehicles had been struck heavily with eggs near a South East Street location between Jan. 19 and Sunday. The eggs had frozen onto the vehicles and police located an egg carton in the roadway stamped from Cumberland Farms. Police said all Cumberland Farms stores in Hampshire County are reviewing their security cameras to see who may have recently purchased the carton of white eggs.

...while Hadley detectives ruled the roost:

* Police have arrested an Amherst man who they say is responsible for bringing an antique weather vane stolen from a Hadley barn to an auction house in New Hampshire. Michael Mikalunas, 34, of Greenwich Road, was arrested Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the police station on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250, said Police Chief Dennis Hukowicz.

The arrest of Mikalunas was made after a week-long investigation that started Jan. 9 when police that night took a report from a person who had noticed a weather vane being sold at auction and that it was identical to one that was missing from the peak of a barn on Mount Warner Road.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blue Heron Footprints in the Snow

These are the footprints of a blue heron, wintering near the beaver dam off the Norwottuck Bicycle Path in South Amherst.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Remember Snow?

Its January. There's still a chance, right?
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Embalming News

Embalming is not required in Massachusetts. So claims an alternative funeral group in Eastern Massachusetts in their fascinating brochure !

Meanwhile, in the stark, decrepit, heat island, stormwater runoff disaster of a parking lot behind CVS, St Brigid's and other businesses: