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Weekend high schools: Hampshire softball hands Turners Falls first loss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alexis Ferris struck out 12 and walked none in a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Hampshire Regional softball team edged Turners Falls 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Westhampton. Marissa McCarthy drove in Katy O’Connor with the game’s lone run in the second. They each went 2 for 2, while Danielle McGan and Chelsea Moussette added a hit apiece for Hampshire (8-2). Palmer 16, Smith Academy 2 (5) — Moira Pitrat (run) …

Coming events at area senior centers

Saturday, May 2, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 HEALTH SEMINAR — Joint pain and treatment options will be discussed by Dr. Daniels Sage, orthopedic surgeon, Tuesday, 10 a.m. TRAVELING TOOTH FAIRY — Thursday, …

School lunch menus

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Bartlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Taco bar, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, celery sticks, mixed fruit, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Meatball grinder or chicken patty, potato …

Tuesday’s high school baseball/softball: Jamie Carey, Amherst Regional hold off Longmeadow

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jamie Carey got the better of a pitchers’ duel as the Amherst Regional baseball team edged Longmeadow, 2-1, Tuesday. Anyone who showed up late to the game in Longmeadow missed all the scoring as all three runs came in the first inning. Amherst’s first two batters reached and …

Belchertown Community Television hopes to fly drone over town events if it secures permit from Federal Aviation Administration

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Staff at the town’s public access community television station would like to fly a drone overhead to shoot video at events like the town’s Memorial Day celebration, the annual town fair, parades and other spectacles. But …

Area police news

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amherst ∎ Craig Cilley, 30, of 422 Belchertown Road, was arrested at 9:40 p.m. Monday at his home on a probation violation in Hampden County. Belchertown ∎ Jason Ejsmont, 27, of Claremont, New Hampshire, was arrested at 12:09 p.m. April 21 at Eastern Hampshire District Court on a …

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 …

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, …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Area police news

Monday, April 27, 2015

Amherst ∎ A fence at Puffer’s Pond was allegedly damaged by three men and a woman who tossed its top portion into the water at 7:55 p.m. Saturday. They fled before police arrived. ∎ A woman reported at 3:03 a.m. Saturday that her purse, containing a cellphone, wallet …

Though no sign of problematic Breathalyzer readings in Hampshire and Franklin counties, Northwestern district attorney’s office putting off three OUI trials as state investigates calibration issue

Monday, April 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — None of the 69 cases identified statewide involving questionable Breathalyzer results is in Hampshire or Franklin counties, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said the Executive Office …