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Belchertown

ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER
Belchertown Select Board member Kenneth Elstein, left, addresses Surner Heating Co. owner Benjamin Surner during a hearing Monday in which the company was granted a license to install two 30,000-gallon propane storage tanks on its property on Route 9 near North Street.

Belchertown Select Board approves Surner Heating request to install underground propane tanks

Monday, September 15, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Select Board approved Monday night an application by the Surner Heating Co. to increase its fuel-storage capacity on land it owns on Route 9 near the intersection with North Street. The Planning Board must still consider the site plan. The 4-1 vote came after a hearing that lasted nearly two hours in which about a dozen residents …

Monday’s high school girls volleyball: Amherst falls in five to Ludlow for first loss

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team met its match, falling 3-2 to Ludlow to halt its undefeated run on Monday. The Hurricanes (4-1) dropped the final three sets (25-18, 25-16, 15-9) after narrowly winning the first two (25-22, 27-25). Justine Bohl had a career-best 42 assists and five aces. Chapin Duffy had seven kills and eight blocks, while Nina Hayes recorded eight kills …

Monday’s high school field hockey: Northampton blows out Palmer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kristina Ramsden, Reilly Griffin and Missie Maiewski each scored twice to lead the Northampton field hockey team to a 7-1 home win over Palmer on Monday. Ramsden and Griffin also had an assist apiece for the Blue Devils (2-1, 2-1 Central). Kerry Fleming added a tally, while Emily Biggs, Emily Poehlein and Ursa Heidinger each picked up an assist. Dana Dufour made one …

Thursday’s high school golf: New-look Hopkins Academy opens with road win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Hopkins Academy golf team received victories from three of its new starters in a 141/2-91/2 season-opening win over Pathfinder Thursday afternoon at Mill Valley Golf Club. The defending WMass Division 3 champion Golden Hawks (1-0) needed to replace half of their starting lineup. Justin Butterfield and Molly …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Granby girls cruise in opener

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Granby girls soccer team scored six times in the second half to turn its season opener into an 8-0 home rout over Ware. Kate Desormier (two goals, one assist), Jessica Patruno (goal, two assists) and Summer Molin (goal, assist) each had multiple points as the Rams (1-0) …

Thursday’s high school field hockey: Smith Academy rolls to first win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jen Adamites and Olivia Cavanaugh each scored two goals for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 5-0 shutout at Athol Thursday afternoon. Izzy Duseau also had a goal for the Falcons (1-1, 1-1 North), while Kayla Miastowski made 10 saves. South Hadley 2, Palmer 0 — …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball: Belchetown sweeps Pioneer Regional, stays perfect

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team swept its way to a second straight win to start the season, beating Pioneer Regional 3-0 Thursday in Northfield. The Orioles (2-0) earned a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 victory. Cara McKenzie had five kills and two aces, while Tatyana Ryan picked up 12 assists …

Amherst defense rises up as Hurricanes take down defending state champ Belchertown 1-0

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AMHERST — In a clash of defenses, the Amherst Regional boys soccer team made the most of one mishap to take a season opening 1-0 win from Belchertown on Thursday afternoon. “It feels great to get the win,” …

Belchertown bicyclist struck by car reported in good condition at Baystate Medical Center

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The bicyclist who was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by a car on Route 202 is in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office said Thursday. The cyclist, a 63-year-old Belchertown woman, was struck by a Hyundai Accent driven by …

Karen Anderson, Susannah Whipps Lee seek Republican nomination in 2nd Franklin House District

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two North Quabbin women are seeking the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary election to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat state Rep. Denise Andrews of Orange in November. Both Karen Anderson of Orange and Susannah Whipps Lee of Athol have 100 ratings from the Gun Owner’s Action League — which …

Belchertown bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by car on Route 202

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — A bicyclist was hospitalized after she was struck by a car while crossing Route 202 in front of the Belchertown Police Department about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cyclist, a 63-year-old Belchertown woman, was struck by a Hyundai Accent driven by an 80-year-old Belchertown woman, according to …

Wednesday’s high school soccer recaps: Explosive second half propels Hopkins boys

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A four-goal second half sealed the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team’s first win in as many attempts this season, defeating Athol 5-1 at home Wednesday afternoon. Zach Kelly put the Golden Hawks (1-0) on the board with a …

High school recaps: Frontier volleyball opens state title defense with sweep of Ludlow

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team began its quest for a fifth straight state title Wednesday evening by sweeping Ludlow at home, 25-9, 25-11, 25-23. Cassidy Ciesluk had seven kills, three digs and three aces for the Red Hawks (1-0). Remi Quesnelle posted a team-high nine kills with …