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Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

Monday, November 24, 2014

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, with the following schedules starting this week, with week one: NCTV Channel 12: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 4 p.m.; …

Wayland scores in first minute of overtime to end Belchertown repeat bid for state soccer title

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — One year later, the Belchertown boys soccer team again found itself in overtime playing for the state Division 3 championship. But this time, the golden goal did not come from an Oriole, as Wayland scored in the first minute of overtime to take the crown 1-0 Saturday at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. …

Quabbin Photo Group offers presention from international exhibit Monday

Friday, November 21, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The featured program of the Quabbin Photo Group’s November meeting is a visual and audio selection of 500 images from the 2014 Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CAMNATS) International Nature Exhibition. The meeting, which is open to the public, takes place Monday at 7 p.m. at the Belchertown Senior Center, 60 State St. …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …

Division 3 boys soccer: Belchertown shuts down Wahconah, advances to semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Defense was Belchertown’s calling card during its run to the state title last season and it appears to be the same thing this time around. Despite graduating eight starters, Belchertown is back in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals following a 4-1 triumph over Wahconah …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 7, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, baked Tater Tots, carrot sticks, diced pears, fresh apple TUESDAY: Veterans Day, no school WEDNESDAY: Beefburger, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, banana, oven baked fries, garden salad THURSDAY: Loaded beef nachos, carrot sticks, chickpea salad, bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesey pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, …

Division 2 girls volleyball: Belchertown’s run ends with 3-1 loss to Ludlow in semifinal

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — What happened during the regular season doesn’t always translate into postseason success. Just ask the Belchertown girls volleyball team. Ludlow avenged a regular season loss to Belchertown as the Lions beat the Orioles, 3-1, Thursday in a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal. Ludlow won 25-19, …

Ellen Story and Donald Humason re-elected, Eric Lesser wins 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, Susannah Whipps Lee unseats Denise Andrews

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two incumbent legislators who represent Hampshire County, state Rep. Ellen Story and state Sen. Donald Humason Jr., were re-elected Tuesday, and Democrat Eric Lesser of Longmeadow won the open 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat. In the 2nd …

Division 2 girls volleyball: Belchertown spikes Sci-Tech, advances to semifinal round

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The No. 2-seeded Belchertown girls volleyball team defeated No. 10 Sci-Tech 3-0 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The Orioles’ win over the Cybercats marked their first tournament win since 2012, when they made the Division 3 field. Last year, …

Monday’s high schools: Smith Academy cruises into quarterfinals, shuts out Franklin Tech

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Smith Academy girls soccer team made a slight halftime adjustment and it powered the Falcons into the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. No. 7 Smith Academy exploded for four goals in 14 minutes early in the second half to beat No. 10 Franklin Tech, 5-0, …

Division 1 girls soccer: Belchertown shuts out Longmeadow 3-0 in first round

Monday, November 3, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — No matter the outcome, Monday night’s Western Massachusetts Division 1 first round game was going to be the last one at home for the Belchertown girls soccer team’s senior class. Senior forward Téa Spellacy spoke on …

Area police news

Monday, November 3, 2014

Amherst ∎ Tyler J. Anderson, 21, of Southwick, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. Sunday on Sunderland Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. ∎ Melvin Ace Coleman, 23, of Randolph, was …

Playoff matchups announced for high school football

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A trio of local football teams officially learned their postseason matchups on Sunday. Unlike Easthampton and Frontier Regional in Division 5, South Hadley avoided a trip to the Berkshires but must reverse its worst loss of the season. The Tigers (5-3) edged out Chicopee Comp for the No. …