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Area briefs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Northampton BLUE DEVIL DIRTY DASH: The second annual Blue Devil Dirty Dash, or “Dirty Devil Dash,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Northampton High School athletic fields. The event is a non-competitive, obstacle-style 5-kilometer run that starts on the school athletic fields, heads onto trails along the Mill River, through wooded trails behind the Smith College athletic fields, and loops back to the high school. …

Sunday fundraiser in Northampton to help Haydenville family battling illness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser is planned Sunday to benefit a Haydenville woman recently diagnosed with a serious illness and her teenage daughter, who is struggling to support her by working a part-time job. The 3 p.m. event at the World War II Club, 50 Conz St., will raise money for Sylvia Hemminger, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. The fundraiser, …

Fort River Elementary School students sound off to local, state and federal officials

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AMHERST — Local legislators heard from a different crowd this month. Last Friday and again on Tuesday, 49 sixth-grade students at Fort River Elementary School had the chance to share with their school, town, state and federal officials how they feel about a variety of issues, including standardized testing, food insecurity and the …

Amherst teacher, like her mother, to receive Massachusetts Teachers Association Lifetime Civil Rights Award

Monday, May 25, 2015

AMHERST — Alicia Lopez of Amherst went through school knowing that whatever her life path would be, there was one career she would avoid at all costs — teaching. Both her parents were teachers, and even seeing her mother, Sonia Nieto, win the prestigious Massachusetts Teachers Association Lifetime …

Feeling clean

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Former Northampton student teacher’s emails prompt letter from superintendent, police visit

Friday, May 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — City police paid a visit to former Northampton High School student teacher Kurt Ostrow this week after a parent complained about him contacting a child by email after he left as a freshman English teacher May …

Greenfield Community College eyes Amherst Regional Middle School for courses, programs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST — School officials, local politicians and the leadership at Greenfield Community College are all eager to hold community college classes at the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School as part of a proposal that would move middle school classes …

Area brief

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Northampton STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Community members have a final chance to see the Northampton High School student art exhibit in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, which will remain on display until Tuesday. The exhibit features drawings, paintings, ceramics and other art by students of Northampton High School …

Rally face

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Florence boy finds practical use for his classroom lessons at Chinese Immersion Charter School

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When 12-year-old Hunter Palm visited China for two weeks in April with his mother and grandmother, the locals, hearing him speak Chinese, asked: “How long have you been living in China?” “Hunter was our interpreter, thank …

Amherst girls win fifth straight Northeastern Ultimate championship; Amherst boys runner-up

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls Ultimate team continued their winning tradition this weekend. The Hurricanes beat Lexington, 8-4, to win the Northeastern Regional Championship Tournament, Sunday in Portland, Maine. It was the fifth straight Northeastern championship for the Hurricanes, who earlier this month won their seventh straight Amherst Invitational. …

Northampton boys, Amherst girls win Steele Relay titles; Hamp takes top program award

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton track & field program got the best of rival Amherst Regional on Sunday, when it took the home the inaugural Steele Cup from the George Steele Relays, held at Northampton High School. The Steele Cup was awarded to the school with the best combined finish. Northampton …

Bridge Street School celebrates its history as former students share their memories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On a recent morning at Bridge Street School in Northampton, 30 first-graders packed into a classroom stood up straight and recited their arithmetic. “One plus one is two,” their teacher, Beth Monopoli, said in a loud, clear voice. …