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Thursday’s American Legion recaps: Easthampton slips past Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Justin Edinger enjoyed a perfect night at the plate and scored a pair of runs to lead the Easthampton American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 home victory over Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 Thursday evening. The catcher went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases. Nick Batchelder delivered a two-run single, while Nick Grise picked up an RBI on a squeeze bunt. Hunter Leveille (single) and Brandon Weyant … 0

South Hadley Mickey Mantle holds off Amherst

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — With quiet bats, the South Hadley Mickey Mantle team had to capitalize on the base paths to get past Amherst with a 6-5 win on Thursday. “It was a tough game. They battled hard against us. We just couldn’t get away from them,” South Hadley coach Kevin Foley said. “We … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the junior wanted to do. Waters powered the team and finished the season with .463 batting … 1

Amherst reschedules outdoor events to avoid mosquitoes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — For two years, sports games and practices and other outdoor activities in summer and early fall have been rescheduled after the mosquito-borne illnesses West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis were documented. This year, officials are … 0

Grant funds repairs, renovations, at Dickinson Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst will install a sprinkler system and new heating and cooling units with a $380,000 grant it has received from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. Such nuts and bolts jobs are typically tough fundraising projects, said Jane Wald, project manager at … 0

Amherst wins state grant to study brook polluted by street run-off

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — A contaminated brook which brings pollutants to the Fort River and may compromise the habitat for threatened and endangered species living in the river will be the subject of a study. A $36,100 grant from the … 1

Southampton man arrested for allegedly exposing himself

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — A Southampton man who allegedly exposed himself to two women at Puffer’s Pond was arrested at the North Amherst recreation spot early Wednesday afternoon. John S. Fitzgerald, 47, of 54 Pequot Road, was arrested at 12:29 … 0

Network Amherst The Lehrer Report

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden report: The daylilies, hosta and morning glory plants have bloomed. One cucumber is several inches long. Finally there is a blossom on the eggplant. The leaves of the sugar snap peas have turned yellow in the heat … 0

Students on climate ride bring message

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — As people celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and carnival activities near Alumni Stadium at the University of Massachusetts, six members of a group that aims to educate residents about climate change presented concerns about the Tennessee … 0

‘Amherst Together’ program seeks to ease racial conflicts

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AMHERST — As another apparent racial incident in the public schools comes to light, town and school officials are hiring a part-time liaison whose role will be to assist in building greater equity and inclusiveness in the community. Town Manager John Musante told the Select Board Monday that … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Century Theatre This summer, New Century Theatre will present a new series for kids and families, featuring two musicals based on children’s picture books. The first production, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Buckley Chamber Players

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Formed in 2007, the Buckley Chamber Players consists of Five College music faculty members violinist Joel Pitchon (Smith College), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith College) and pianist Alissa Leiser (Amherst College), plus violist Ronald Carbone, first chair of the … 0

Weekend Planner — Film: Summer series at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum is offering a free summer film series featuring works with a tie-in to its current exhibition, “A Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy.” Set for three … 0