Local

Ray Ellerbrook Dies

Ray Ellerbrook Photo courtesy of the Daily Hampshire Gazette Photo: WHMP

Ray Ellerbrook Dies

{Northampton) – Ray Ellerbrook had many titles in his lifetime: Star UMass basketball and baseball player….Longtime director of the Northampton Recreation Department…Manager of Look Park…Husband, father and grandfather. Ellerbrook has died at 65 after a long battle with cancer. He passed away at his home in Florence Wednesday night with his family by his side. Calling hours for Ray Ellerbrook will be Sunday from 1 to 5 at Czelusniak Funeral Home on North Street. A celebration of Ellerbrook’s life will be held Monday morning at the Ray Ellerbrook Athletic Fields on Burts Pit Road.

Photo:  Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Recent Headlines

yesterday in National

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

mud

The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

yesterday in Local

Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

Tsarnaev

Lawyers for marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be in court today, asking a judge to dismiss some of the charges he's facing

yesterday in Local

Students To Counter Westboro Baptist Church

UMass Amherst

UMass students will rally today in support of basketball player Derek Gordon and other members of the gay and lesbian community

yesterday in Local

Racist, Anti-Gay Graffiti At Smith Voc

news-generic

Racist and anti-gay graffiti has been found at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

yesterday in Local

Flood Warning Issued For Northampton

river

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Connecticut River