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Deerfield will consider request for repairs to Frontier Regional School tennis courts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Residents this spring will consider funding repairs to the Frontier Regional School tennis courts after all. The Deerfield Community Preservation Committee reconsidered Thursday night and voted unanimously to recommend the request to Town Meeting on April 28. The only town left to recommend the request to Town Meeting is Conway. The Whately and Sunderland committees already recommended the requests. Superintendent Martha Barrett said she is meeting with … 0

Area Briefs

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easthampton EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS: Early childhood screenings for city children ages 3 to 5 will be held May 1 and 2 at Maple Elementary School. Parents of children who may have special needs or are interested in enrolling as “peer partners” in the city’s Early Childhood Program may call 529-1500, ext. 120 between 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. weekdays to schedule a screening … 0

Northampton School Committee approves three-year contract for new Superintendent John Provost with annual salary of $147,500

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The School Committee has approved a three-year contract for incoming School Superintendent John Provost with an annual salary of $147,500. Provost, who is to start July 1, must now sign the contract, according to Interim Superintendent Regina Nash. Provost, 42, of Easthampton who has led the North Brookfield public schools since 2011 was chosen over two other finalists from a pool … 0

Northampton Prevention Coalition leader moving on to new job with drug abuse task force in Franklin County

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — City resident Marisa Hebble, who has served as coordinator of the Northampton Prevention Coalition for the past year, is moving on to a new job as coordinator of the Opiate Abuse Task Force of Franklin County. … 0

Easthampton middle schooler organizes clothing drive for needy children

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — White Brook Middle School eighth grader Carly Detmers is organizing a clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless children in Massachusetts. A collection box near the middle school’s front office will be available for donations through April 10. Items sought … 0

Belchertown School Committee prepares to interview superintendent finalists

Monday, March 31, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — School Committee members shared their impressions and concerns resulting from visits last week to the districts of each of the three finalists for superintendent and discussed questions they want the candidates to address this week during interviews in Belchertown. The committee is expected to offer the … 0

Amherst students, faculty turn out for vigil in support of Carolyn Gardner

Monday, March 31, 2014

AMHERST — About 300 Amherst Regional High School students, teachers and staff turned out after school Monday to show support for African-American math teacher Carolyn Gardner, who has been targeted in four threatening messages found in the school … 0

Northampton school superintendent candidates meet parents, faculty and administrators

Friday, March 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For the first time during the latest search for a new city school superintendent, the public got to take its questions directly to the candidates Friday. The finalists each met separately at the JFK Middle School … 0

Crocker Farm School in Amherst briefly locked down Friday morning

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST — Crocker Farm School was briefly locked down Friday morning after a man who did not sign into the West Street school building had a brief conversation with a cafeteria worker about a missing umbrella. According to a statement sent to parents and guardians by Superintendent Maria … 0

Three Amherst Regional Middle School teachers to present workshop at National Conference on Science Education in Boston

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST — Three Amherst Regional Middle School science teachers will be demonstrating their methods to a national audience in Boston next month. Jennifer Welborn, Norman Price and Zachary Holmboe will be conducting workshops at the National Conference on … 0

Sunderland Town Meeting to vote on school playground improvements

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SUNDERLAND — For $95,578, Sunderland Elementary School students can have a safer and more modern playground. The Sunderland Elementary School Playground Committee has requested that amount in Community Preservation Act money to pay for the resurfacing and upgrade … 0

Northampton restaurants host Eat for Education fundraiser Tuesday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than two dozen local restaurants have signed on for this year’s “Eat for Education fundraiser” on Tuesday to benefit Northampton High School. Ten percent of sales from restaurant meals at participating eateries that day will be donated to the high school PTO’s technology drive for … 0

Two finalists for Greenfield school superintendent also contending for same job in Northampton, Belchertown

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two of the four finalists for Greenfield school superintendent are also in contention for the same job in Northampton and Belchertown. Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer for Springfield Public Schools, is one of three finalists in Northampton’s … 2