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JERREY ROBERTS
Colby Lander, of Northampton American Legion Post 28, pitches to Ludlow Monday at Arcanum Field.

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh Gerber-Dolan added an RBI single. Matt Hildreth had a hit and scored the lone run for Frontier (2-7). Holyoke 8, Easthampton 3 — Ryan York went 2 for 3, while Matt Hewes went 1 for 2 with a double, but Easthampton still took the home loss. Hewes struck out seven and threw …

Area police news

Monday, June 29, 2015

Amherst ∎ A North East Street resident reported at 12:48 a.m. Sunday that two windows at the home were broken by rocks. Police are investigating the vandalism. ∎ Tyrone A. Sanders, 32, of Springfield, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. Saturday on West Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after officers found him passed out …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

Steven McCafferty of Belchertown named interim CEO at Hampshire Regional YMCA

Monday, June 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A longtime nonproft leader and Peace Corps alum will serve as interim CEO at the Hampshire Regional YMCA. The YMCA board of directors has chosen Steven McCafferty to replace David Marks, who left the post earlier …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

Belchertown High School Honor Roll

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Belchertown High School Grade 12 High Honors Elizabeth Amato, Miranda Beaudet, Brionna Beaudry, Alison Bonafini, Leanna Bonafini, Joseph Brozek, Kaylie DuBois, Hannah Flink, Alice Langlois, Samantha Laramee, Kate Lassiter Allison Laughner, Stephanie Lehouillier, Julia Maloof, Julia Mazza, Sienna Nielsen, Devin O’Brien, Christina Pellerin, Kristen Pietras, Emily Pope, Jason …

Valley Views: Catbird in an Apple Tree

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Catbirds, like robins, are very common, and I usually don’t think to grab my camera when I see one. This one, however, seemed to be saying “Look, this is my good side, take a picture.”  It was indeed his, …

Friday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mantle deals Northampton first loss

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team handed Northampton its first loss Friday, thanks to a big fifth inning in an 8-4 win at home. Matt Hewes’ two-run single highlighted a five-run fifth as Easthampton (2-3) took a 5-1 lead. Hewes, Tim Fay (RBI) and Garrett Kowal (two doubles) each …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Melonie Cummings charged with housing fugitive boyfriend Keith Truehart; he's held without bail on charges he beat her 9-month-old daughter

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A week after wanted fugitive Keith A. Truehart was found hiding under the sink in his girlfriend’s Belchertown apartment, she was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges she helped hide him and allowed him …

State Department of Transportation projects include improvements to I-91, Northampton intersection

Monday, June 15, 2015

AMHERST — A $3.1 billion Massachusetts Department of Transportation and MBTA capital investment plan includes $70 million targeted for Interstate 91 improvements, as well as money to reconstruct the intersection of Pleasant and Conz streets in Northampton, resurface Route 181 in Belchertown and rebuild Amherst Road in Pelham. …