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Around Belchertown: Committee rolls up its sleeves again for new school superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Superintendent Search Select Board member Brenda Aldrich, who serves as liaison to the schools, announced this week that all 14 members of the screening committee who participated in vetting candidates for a new superintendent of schools which ended when the School Committee’s choice declined their offer have committed to working with a new batch of candidates. “It was a lot of hard work, but we all want to do it again,” said Aldridge, who is on the screening committee. The School Committee decided last week to hire an interim superintendent from among a list of retired school leaders their consultant, Patricia Correira will provide. John Provost, their choice to lead the Belchertown Schools … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and scholarships for courses at Bay Path, Elms, and Springfield colleges, Western New England and Westfield … 0

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton aces South Hadley

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A dominant performance in both doubles matches helped lead the Northampton boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over South Hadley Tuesday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. Francois Venne and Ian Fishman won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nate Patterson, Khalil Taylor, Ben Ruddock combine for 1-hitter for Frontier

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Frontier Regional baseball team knew Ben Ruddock would be its ace pitcher coming into the season, but how the rest of the rotation would shake out was a bit unclear. Sophomore Nate Patterson made his case for that No. 2 spot Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 home … 0

Monday’s tennis/track: Northampton girls sprint past Amherst

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Northampton girls track & field team earned an 88-56 win over host Amherst Regional Monday. Lauren McGrath won the shot put and discus, while Alex Dibrindisi won the long jump and Catherine Lamond took the 400. The … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley earns walk-off softball win over Northampton

Monday, April 7, 2014

The South Hadley softball team opened its season in dramatic fashion, taking a 6-5 win over Northampton in eight innings at home Monday. Maddi Kelleher held the Blue Devils (0-2) scoreless to open extra innings. She and Merry Kocot walked, and Abby Lukasik singled to load the bases. … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Belchertown pulls out late win over Wahconah

Monday, April 7, 2014

For the second straight game, the Belchertown boys lacrosse team broke a late deadlock to earn a home victory. Jason Krasinkiewicz scored his second goal with 1 minute, 1 second left in regulation as the Orioles edged Wahconah Regional 8-7 on Monday afternoon. Wyatt Rousseau and Alex Bachand … 0

After 21 years, Belchertown Town Clerk William Barnett is stepping down

Monday, April 7, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Ask Town Clerk William R. Barnett a question and you are likely to hear a historical anecdote as part of his answer. Like about the time the Marquis de Lafayette came to town in 1826 on … 0

Area police news

Monday, April 7, 2014

Amherst ■ Evan C. Pollard, 24, of Erving, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to stay within marked lanes and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger. ■ Max … 0

Weekend high school, prep recaps: Northampton baseball drops opener to Westfield

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Northampton baseball team opened its season with a 10-2 loss at Westfield Saturday. Two players recorded their first varsity hit for the Blue Devils. Chris Soderberg went 2 for 4 with his first two hits, while Tom Horton had his first career hit. Joe Warner and Andrew … 0

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; … 0

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Amherst boys rally to beat East Longmeadow in overtime

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team showed its resilience in an 8-7 comeback victory in overtime over East Longmeadow Friday. Trailing by one goal with about three minutes left in regulation, junior Alex LaRaja scored his only goal of the game to force the extra session for the … 0