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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Gateway baseball rallies, tops Hampshire

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trailing by one run after five innings of play, Gateway Regional rallied for a 7-6 victory over Hampshire Regional, Wednesday in Huntington. The Gators (6-1) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a three-run lead. Everett Warner recorded the last RBI in the inning, driving in a run on a single. The Raiders (1-5) gave Gateway trouble in the seventh inning, however, as Geoff Sobotka … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Northampton girls beat Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Behind undefeated singles players Phoebe Gelbard, Adele Fantasia and Sarina Hahn, the Northampton girls tennis team beat Longmeadow, 3-2, Wednesday at JFK Middle School. The victory was the Blue Devils’ first over the Lancers’ in Jeff Holman’s 11 seasons as the Hamp coach. Girls Tennis Northampton 3, Longmeadow 2 At JFK First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. Erica Paul, 6-4, 6-2; Second singles: … 0

$10 million gift for UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management's entrepreneurship program

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — A $10 million gift from longtime University of Massachusetts supporters will help create a Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management. Douglas and Diana Berthiaume recently made the donation that will establish the Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. The center, which will use existing space at the … 0

Amherst Music House joins other businesses leaving Carriage Shops with building’s sale pending

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — Over the past four decades, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef and Marion Brown are among the prominent musicians who have ventured into a small music shop at the northern end of the town center to … 2

Amherst officials pleased with landlords’ compliance with rental permit bylaw

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — Fewer than 20 percent of all rental properties in Amherst have yet to apply for a permit under the town’s rental registration program. Building Commissioner Robert Morra informed the Select Board this week that the Conservation and Development department has received 1,086 applications, representing 83 percent … 0

Network Amherst The Lehrer Report

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter greetings to all our friends and neighbors. * * * Garden report: The daffodils have bloomed. Meanwhile the daylilies, tulips and primroses in my garden have all sprouted. I have seen crocus, daffodils and snowdrops in bloom … 0

Marriage Intentions

Friday, April 18, 2014

Arthur Albert Caponi, 75, retired, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Arthur John Crowley, 62, psychotherapist, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Joshua James Burton, 27, office manager, Amherst and Yuanfang Gong, 27, student, Amherst. Jin Chen, 26, student, Amherst, and Hongbo Shi, 28, student, Amherst. … 0

Residents urge bus link to Amherst Survival Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — For longtime resident Russell Jordan, the Amherst Survival Center is an important resource in providing food, clothing and companionship for his family. Having a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus that stops at the 138 Sunderland Road … 0

Pro-marijuana rally-goers chill on Amherst Town Common Saturday

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AMHERST — The sights, sounds and smells on the Town Common Saturday afternoon left little doubt as to the theme of the gathering that drew thousands of marijuana enthusiasts along with vendors, speakers, performers and political activists. The … 0

Link between job and child pornography key in public pension case for former Amherst teacher Ronald T. Garney

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — A former Amherst public school teacher is fighting to keep his pension six years after he was convicted and sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 10 in … 0

University of Massachusetts student Karleigh DiFranco arrested after allegedly breaking into Amherst restaurant

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts student was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly breaking into a downtown restaurant and setting off its alarms, police said. Karleigh E. DiFranco, 21, of Watchung, N.J., was arrested at 1:58 a.m. on a charge of breaking and entering during the nighttime … 0

University of Massachusetts ‘Stand Against Racism’ begins Monday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — As Amherst residents confront racism and acts of hate that have occurred in the public schools, the University of Massachusetts has launched its annual “Stand Against Racism” campaign. The drive, in its fourth year, includes educational … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey … 0