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Jordyn Roberts, right, of Frontier Regional, has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year.

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 in both of the Red Hawks’ postseason wins. Her three points in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 final helped Frontier capture a second consecutive title and fourth in the past five seasons. Roberts orchestrated the Red Hawks’ dynamic offense from the forward position whether she was scoring or passing to a teammate. Roberts on the season: “This year I feel like I started off slower, and as …

UMass student dies in fall from window

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 the campus by David C. Vaillancourt, senior associate dean of students, UMass spokesman Edward Blaguszewski …

Pet rabbits attacked by dogs in Amherst Thursday

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 Road, said in a phone interview Friday that two dogs, each about 60 pounds, got …

Monday’s high schools: Frontier boys basketball falls in triple overtime to Pioneer Regional

Monday, February 1, 2016

In a wild triple-overtime battle, the Frontier Regional boys basketball team lost 99-98 on a buzzer-beater. Three Red Hawks were in double figures Monday in South Deerfield. Senior Justin Farrick led the way with 30 points for Frontier (5-8, 5-6 Hampshire). Senior Evan Bourque added 17 points, while …

Amherst Select Board supports medical marijuana dispensary proposed for University Drive

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — The Select Board voted unanimously Monday to issue a letter of support for a medical marijuana dispensary proposed for University Drive, which means it now may begin seeking state approval. It would be operated by MassMedicum Corp. of Easton, a company which already plans to open …

UMass, Rhode Island both badly in need of a win

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — Rhode Island men’s basketball coach Danny Hurley called it a meeting of “two desperate teams.” When UMass plays Rhode Island, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center, it will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak. Desperate? The Minutemen (8-12, 1-7 Atlantic 10) have …

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg criticizes governor’s ‘woefully inadequate’ proposed budget increase for UMass

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — State Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg on Monday criticized Gov. Charlie Baker for a “woefully inadequate” and “disappointing” increase for the University of Massachusetts in his budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Baker’s …

Gazette High School Golf Player of the Year: Ryan Chrabascz, Belchertown

Monday, February 1, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Chrabascz, sophomore, Belchertown Season highlights: Chrabascz won the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament individual title by shooting a 6-over-par 75 at Cranwell Golf Club in Lenox, leading the Orioles to …

Pennsylvania man to be summoned to court for noise violation at Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — Despite continued mild weather and police response to several loud parties, only one person is facing a criminal charge related to disturbances that occurred in Amherst during the weekend. Police went to Rolling Green Apartments, 422 Belchertown Road, at 8:58 p.m. Friday after receiving a noise …

Area police news: Easthampton mother gets involved in high school dispute; tip jar stolen from Amherst Subway

Monday, February 1, 2016

Amherst • Youths playing soccer at Southpoint Apartments, 266 East Hadley Road, at 5:38 p.m. Monday reported a possibly intoxicated man watching them and repeatedly yelling “goal” whenever a score was made. The man, who police said might be homeless, was no longer there when officers arrived. • …

Area business briefs

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New office space opens, offering scholarship HADLEY — Local entrepreneur Terra Missildine will hold a grand opening Feb. 13 for Cultivate and Nest, a co-office space in Hadley that incorporates on-site child care. In conjunction with the grand …

Weekend high schools: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins, Hampshire’s Brandon remain undefeated after Mountie Invitational wrestling tournament

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Granby wrestler Nolan Hodgins remained undefeated, reaching 18-0. He pinned Matt Carrier of Hampshire in 1 minute, 40 seconds in 220-pound final at the 2016 Mountie Invite on Saturday in Williamstown. Brandon Weyant of Hampshire improved to 16-0 on the season when he defeated Devin Pelletier of Mount …

Minutemen can’t find enough reliable scorers

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — Earlier in the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg said the Minutemen needed to develop a fourth reliable scorer to go with his three guards in order to take another step forward. But as the …