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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 …

Amherst girls tennis sees regular-season win streak snapped

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — When Amherst girls tennis coach C.J. Holt looked at the season’s schedule, he thought Minnechaug would be a tough opponent. On Thursday, the Falcons proved him right, forcing three matches to third sets to win 3-2 …

UMass notebook: Important weekend ahead for lacrosse, softball teams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team will put the nation’s longest active conference winning streak on the line this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse and softball teams will try to solidify their places in their respective conference tournaments as spring sports continue to wind down at UMass. Coach Angela …

Rally at UMass calls attention to student debt resulting from loans

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — As 100 or so prospective students and families made their way past the University of Massachusetts Amherst student union Thursday, a circle of current students wearing signs with messages such as, “You are not a loan,” …

Daffodil Fun Run on Sunday will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — The annual Daffodil Fun Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County will be held Sunday. It raised $45,000 last year. Registration for the 5-kilometer road race and the 2-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Kendrick Park. Walkers will depart at 10:30 a.m. …

Solar partner BlueWave Capital of Boston still game for project at capped Amherst landfill

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — The company selected to bring a solar project to the capped landfill in Amherst is willing to continue pursuing green energy at the Belchertown Road site — if town officials express interest in reviving the concept. …

Matt Vautour: Despite loss, playing at Fenway Park still memorable for UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON Once the game started, they were college athletes again. But when the UMass baseball team walked into Fenway Park, the chance to play on the historic field briefly turned the Minutemen into excited little boys as they …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Amhrest Regional cuts down Westfield

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Amherst Regional baseball team picked up a Valley League win in tandem with sophomore Nathan Masteralexis’ first varsity victory, 5-3 at Westfield Wednesday. Masteralexis struck out three in five innings of work, while allowing one earned run on one hit, four walks and a hit batter for …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby bats explode in victory over Ware

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Granby softball team came alive with two home runs and 14 hits to beat Ware 18-6 in six innings at home Wednesday. Sophomore Kate Sullivan and freshman Emily Sawyer each hit two-run homers to deep left-center field. Sawyer’s was the first of her varsity career. Sullivan added …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Kat Miner, Frontier Regional clear Palmer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kat Miner was a triple winner for the Frontier Regional girls track team in a 116-29 win over Palmer in South Deerfield on Wednesday. The senior won the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, the 100 dash in 13.7 seconds and the 200 in 27.9 for the …

Filmmaker Josh Fox to urge divestment from fossil fuels in talk at UMass

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — Renewable energy technology that exists today could replace all fossil fuel use in this country, according to filmmaker Josh Fox, who will speak Thursday evening at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as part of its Earth Day celebrations. Where the difficulty lies is in making the …