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Coming up

Friday, February 12, 2016

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. The centers will be closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 HEARING CARE — Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., courtesy of the Avada Hearing Care Center, Walter Nowak will provide …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, February 12, 2016

Community Action Tax Assistance Program — Voluneer tax preparers needed to help ensure low-income families receive their full refund. Training provided; no prior tax experience needed. Volunteers are needed evenings, from now to April, in Greenfield and Northampton. Saturday shifts also available. Holly Kosisky at 376-1179 or hkosisky@communityaction.us pajama drive — The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts is running a community-wide pajama drive …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, February 12, 2016

Amherst Paige Darby was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ernesto E. Brown, grade 12, earned fall term honors at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Deerfield Emily Williams was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Westfield State University …

Employee who brought gun into Chestnut Hill Community School in Belchertown no longer works there

Friday, January 29, 2016

BELCHERTOWN — An employee at the Chestnut Hill Community School who brought an unloaded handgun into the building to ask a colleague for advice on how to clean it has been let go, according to an email sent Friday by Superintendent Karol Coffin. School Committee Chairman Richard Fritsch …

Berkshire County teen released on bail after allegedly bringing gun on UMass Amherst campus

Friday, January 29, 2016

BELCHERTOWN — One of two teenagers from Berkshire County accused of bringing a loaded gun onto the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus last weekend was released from custody Friday on $5,000 bail, with the condition that he wear …

Valley Views

Friday, January 29, 2016

Snow Shadows East Hawley Road, Hawley Photograph and text by Georgette deFriesse of Belchertown I was in Hawley Sunday on property I own enjoying the snow cover, which, while not deep, blanketed the entire ground. I leave part …

Events for area seniors citizens

Friday, January 29, 2016

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 TAX PREPARATION — AARP tax-aide volunteers will be providing free …

Golden Girls

Friday, January 29, 2016

School lunch menus

Friday, January 29, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Barlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, corn, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Two soft tacos, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, January 29, 2016

Easthampton Aleksander Joseph Kochapski and Joshua J. Picard were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Florence Bridget Melinda Keefe has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Holyoke Community College The following local students …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst hockey skates past Greenfield and into postseason

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Junior Max Hopley scored three goals and dished out two assists as the Amherst Regional ice hockey team beat Greenfield, 8-2, at Orr Rink Wednesday. The Hurricanes (9-1-3, 8-1-1 Fay-Wright), who scored five goals in the third to break a 2-2 tie, qualified for the postseason with the …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Hampshire beats Gateway in battle of undermanned teams

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Two undermanned wrestling teams met at Gateway Regional High School on Wednesday. Hampshire Regional proved the stronger of the two, defeating the Gators 40-15 with just 10 of the 14 weight classes featuring competitors. Brandon Daniels and Dylan Berthume picked up Gateway’s two pin victories against Max Abel …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Stephanie Start’s triple-double powers Smith Voke

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stephanie Start’s triple-double paved the way as the Smith Vocational girls basketball team cruised past Westfield Tech, 54-9, in Westfield Tuesday. Start had 27 points, including 25 in the first half, 12 rebounds and 10 steals as the Vikings (6-6, 3-1 Tri-County South) took control early and ran …