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Weekend high schools:Niccolo Cardaropoli, Jack Rees net four goals each for Amherst hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hat tricks weren’t enough for the Amherst High School ice hockey team in an 11-1 win over Turners Falls. Niccolo Cardaropoli and Jack Rees each found the net four times in the Hurricanes’ comfortable road win Saturday. Jake Balderston, Max Hopley and Nathan Masteralexis scored the other Amherst (11-1-3, 10-1-1 Fay-Wright) goals. Bryce Jordan scored Turners Falls’ goal. Easthampton 2, Greenfield 2 — Smith Academy student Evan Simmons had a …

Sanders tops ‘honest’ category among NH voters in UMass poll

Sunday, February 7, 2016

AMHERST — More Republicans view Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as more honest than almost all of their own candidates, according to a poll released Sunday by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and WBZ-TV in Boston. Among likely Republican voters in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, 66 percent found the Vermont senator either “somewhat” or “very” honest (with 94 percent saying so on the …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Remi Quesnelle, Frontier Regional

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Player of the Year Remi Quesnelle, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Quesnelle led Frontier with 306 kills, 265 digs and 98 aces while playing in all six rotations. The Red Hawks won their sixth Division 3 state championship and 11th Western Massachusetts championship in a row. Quesnelle had a season-high 25 …

Jones Library and Strong House museum in Amherst near agreement on expansion project

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — Officials representing the Jones Library and the Strong House museum, buildings which are on neighboring properties downtown, are nearing an agreement essential to the library’s planned expansion and renovation. The Buildings and Facilities subcommittee of the Jones Library trustees will meet with Amherst Historical Society representatives …

UMass hoping Zach Coleman practice experiment pays off when it visits Richmond

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — The sample size is too small to draw any true conclusions, but one game into the Zach Coleman practice experiment and it appears that UMass coach Derek Kellogg is onto something. After Coleman reaggravated his injured knee and missed five games, Kellogg used him inconsistently in …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point …

UMass senior James Tilley dies in fall from window at Hasbrouck Laboratory

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts senior fell to his death from a fourth-floor window at the Hasbrouck Laboratory early Friday morning, according to UMass officials. James Tilley, a physics major and math minor from Windham, New Hampshire, was identified as the victim in an email sent to …

Pet rabbit killed by dogs on Station Road in Amherst

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — One rabbit was killed while a second bunny escaped injury after two loose dogs got onto the yard at a Station Road home Thursday morning. Robert Fitz, who also runs the Small Ones Farm on Bay …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy boys basketball becomes last unbeaten boys hoops team

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Only one boys basketball team remains undefeated in western Massachusetts. Hopkins Academy beat Turners Falls 94-56 on Thursday in Hadley to earn that distinction. The Golden Hawks (16-0, 13-0 Hampshire) used strong defense and hot shooting to cruise past the Indians (6-8, 3-7). Jon Morrison made some defensive …

Second man charged with showing gun on UMass campus released with GPS monitoring

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BELCHERTOWN — Jeremy Arbore, one of two Berkshire County teenagers charged with bringing a loaded gun onto the University of Massachusetts campus, was released from the Hampshire County Jail on Thursday and placed under house arrest at his mother’s home in Sheffield. Judge Jacklyn Connly had ordered his …

Jury begins deliberations after hearing closing arguments in UMass rape trial

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — On the night Patrick Durocher allegedly attacked and raped a young woman outside the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, he did not run away, defense attorney Vincent Bongiorni said during closing arguments Thursday. Durocher even …

Fossils tell the tale

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Accompanying the new mural depicting the history of plant life at the Smith College Botanic Garden is an exhibit of plant fossils on loan from the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College. “Fossils are the basis for all our knowledge about the evolution of plants,” said …

Hispanic supporter of Donald Trump in Sunderland says he was ‘persecuted’ because of his political signs

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SUNDERLAND — Calling himself a “lonely soldier,” George Vazquez says he is one of the few vocal supporters of Donald Trump in the region, but he knows many more will vote for the presidential candidate across the country. …