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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst boys second, girls fourth at Bloomfield Track & Field Invitational

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Competing against some of the top teams in Connecticut, the Amherst Regional boys and girls track & field teams performed well at the Bloomfield Invitational Saturday. The Amherst boys scored 75 points and finished second behind host Bloomfield (88.5). There were 22 teams in the field. The Amherst girls had 48 points and placed fourth in a 20-team field. Bloomfield won with 98 and was followed by East Catholic (60) … 0

Weekend college recaps: No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse edges Richmond for 34th straight conference win

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rachel Vallarelli stopped a shot with 1.6 seconds left as the 11th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team beat Richmond 9-8 on the road Saturday. Sam Rush had three goals, including the game winner with 3:27 left for the Minutewomen (14-1, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Melissa Carelli and Erika Eipp each had two goals for UMass, which has won 34 straight, including 26 in … 0

George Leigh Sr.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CUMMINGTON — George D. Leigh Sr., 77, of Harlow Road in Cummington passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, surrounded by loving family members. He was born Sept. 25, 1936, the son of the late George and Natalie (Knight) Leigh. He was raised and educated in Amherst, attending local schools there. He was a U.S. Army veteran of … 0

Three small farms in Amherst and Hadley get boosts from $10,000 state grants

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Customers who come to the first Amherst Farmers Market on Saturday will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of greens harvested from three high tunnels and four greenhouses at Danya Teitelbaum’s North Amherst farm, known … 0

Amherst Select Board reminds farmers market to make room for local producers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — As the Amherst Farmers Market begins its 43rd year Saturday, town officials are reminding organizers they need to ensure that local growers and producers are represented at the weekly event downtown. Although the Select Board recently … 0

Town Meetings in Amherst, Leverett to vote on resolutions restricting drones

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Town Meetings in Amherst and Leverett will consider resolutions calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations on foreign soil and to enact regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft in the … 2

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the … 0

With UMass talk overrun by activists, John Ashcroft answers questions from audience on the Patriot Act, torture

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — When former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stepped up the podium in the UMass Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night to both hearty applause and boos, he told the crowd of about 150 that he planned to … 1

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) … 0

Amherst Town Manager John Musante confident about Survival Center bus stop

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — A regular bus stop at the Amherst Survival Center in North Amherst will be part of the revised routes the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority puts in place later this year, Town Manager John Musante told the … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the … 0

More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — The Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay protest at the University of Massachusetts came and went quickly and without incident Wednesday, while a rally supporting the campus’ gay community drew over 1,000 people. The two events were sparked … 3