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Amherst TM raises recreation subsidies for low-income families

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

AMHERST — Arguing that many families can’t afford to send their children to town-sponsored recreation programs, members of Town Meeting added more than $100,000 to the community services budget at the first session of annual Town Meeting Monday. Town Meeting members voted, by a 97-78 tally, to appropriate $105,000 that town officials will use to increase subsidies for low-income children to help them participate in sports and other activities offered …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and Chloe Zinter had an assist apiece. Kailey Pacheco stopped 10 shots in the win. Chicopee …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, Haley Dumas and Hannah Rome knocked in a run apiece in the eighth inning. Anna …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, April 27, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Legal advice for elders Northampton Attorney Michael Hooker will be at the Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road Chesterfield, Thursday at 5 p.m. to present a free workshop on how to protect assets like real estate, property and financials through wills, trusts, powers of …

It’s tick time: They’re back in force, so step up the body checks

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring has sprung, baseball season’s first pitch has been thrown, April’s rains have been falling, and the ticks are back. Even if you can’t see them. Just ask Michael Noonan of Florence. On a Thursday, a couple of …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse send seniors off with 18-11 win over George Washington

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team was powered by Amy Tiernan’s four goals in an 18-11 win over George Washington on Sunday. Tiernane added three assists while Erika Eipp had three goals and four assists. Kattie Ott and Nicole Troost each scored twice in the senior day victory. Rachel …

UMass guard Demetrius Dyson announces his plans to transfer

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On a weekend where the UMass men’s basketball team hoped Marcquise Reed would become a future Minuteman, sophomore Demetrius Dyson became a former one. Dyson announced via Twitter (and TwitLonger, which extends tweets beyond 140 characters) Saturday night that …

TEDx at UMass explores ‘pioneering’ as event expands; 12 speakers reach audience of over 700

Saturday, April 25, 2015

AMHERST — Speakers at the largest TEDx event convened at the University of Massachusetts explored the theme of pioneering Saturday, defined this way by the event’s chief curator, Nicole Malinowski: “to develop or be the first to use …

UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …