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Summer food program underway in Amherst

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — A new summer program at the Amherst Survival Center that ensures children are getting well fed when they are not in school has already distributed enough food for families to make more than 900 additional meals. The Kids Summer Boost Program has supported 90 families and 151 children since its launch July 1. The pantry at the 138 Sunderland Road site serves families from 13 towns. Executive Director … 0

Wedding: Elizabeth Latten & Benjamin Zucker

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elizabeth Noel Latten and Benjamin Louis Zucker, both of Brooklyn, New York were married May 10, 2014 at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson., N.Y., by the Rev. Alison Caoila. The bride, 26, is the daughter of Kathy (Schmaeling) and Lance Latten of Huntington Station, New York. She is a junior photographer … 0

Janet Ryan retires after 30 years in preschool education

Thursday, July 24, 2014

After serving the Amherst school district for nearly 30 years, Janet Ryan has retired from her role as the early childhood coordinator. “I really loved working,” said Ryan, who first took a job as a preschool teacher in the district at Pelham Elementary School in 1985. She said she has particularly enjoyed watching the children grow as individuals during their preschool time. “My … 0

Amherst historic board, ZBA to take up Mill District requests

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AMHERST — As extensive remodeling of one historic North Amherst barn is needed to house a satellite store for Atkins Farms Country Market, a second historic barn that has dominated the landscape for centuries could be demolished. The Historical Commission Tuesday will review plans submitted by W.D. Cowls … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Amherst ∎ Electronic items, including an iPod, and a large sum of money were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Chestnut Street. Police received a call about the break-in Tuesday at 1:23 a.m., but found no signs of forced entry to the vehicle. Northampton ∎ James E. … 0

Amherst paces state for solar signups

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AMHERST — Interest in residential solar energy projects in Amherst surged beyond more than 30 other communities that have participated in the Solarize Mass program. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced Tuesday that the 174 systems and 1.2 megawatts of contracted … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley Sandy Koufax wins Division B title

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South Hadley Sandy Koufax team run-ruled Ludlow for the NEYSA Division B title on Tuesday, 16-5, in five innings. The Tigers scored six runs in the first and eight in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Jarrett Sudyka had RBI triple in the first, … 0

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s TJ Fitzell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Whenever the South Hadley lacrosse team needed a play this past season, TJ Fitzell was typically the man to supply it. The senior midfielder led the Tigers in assists and finished two points off the team lead, while … 0

Amherst school panel reverses reprimand of Amilcar Shabazz over use of ‘racist’ term for student

Monday, July 14, 2014

PELHAM — A quorum of the Amherst Regional School Committee on Monday faulted the decision of its chairman to reprimand member Amilcar Shabazz for allegedly calling an unidentified middle school student a racist. But to those who signed … 5

Assault, battery cited at Amherst park

Monday, July 14, 2014

AMHERST — A Granby man faces a criminal charge related to an incident at Groff Park Friday afternoon. The 36-year-old man is being summoned to court on a charge of assault and battery after an incident was reported … 0

Disorderly man arrested at busy Amherst Farmers Market

Monday, July 14, 2014

AMHERST — Several calls about a man yelling obscenities and asking disturbing questions to vendors at the Amherst Farmers Market led to his arrest Saturday morning. Ladislao V. Lorincz, 63, of Worcester, was arrested at 11:01 a.m. on the Town Common on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Northampton advances to Sandy Koufax final

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the New England Youth Sports Association Division A playoffs at home on Sunday. Jordan Washburn earned the win for top-seeded Hamp (21-0), striking out six while holding Frontier to two … 0

$36K in renovations for Puffer’s Pond, Amherst, slated for later this year

Sunday, July 13, 2014

AMHERST — On hot summer days, some swimmers at Puffer’s Pond continue to access a cliff that rises above the water and climb on top of the dam that deposits water to the Mill River below. Other people … 1