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Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s hockey earns point on initial road swing

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Amherst College men’s hockey team earned just one of a possible four points over the weekend on a road trip to upstate New York. The Jeffs tied Nazareth 1-1 Sunday, following a 6-3 loss to Elmira Saturday. Phil Johansson scored his first collegiate goal on the power play Sunday for No. 6/7 Amherst (2-1-1). Theo Hannah and Chris Roll each picked up an assist, with Dave Cunningham making 36 …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gorge Apres Gorge 5K Run and 3-Mile Walk — Trail run and walk to benefit Hilltown Land Trust Saturday, Chesterfield Gorge, Ireland Street, Chesterfield. Run, 9:30 a.m.; Walk, 11 a.m. $10 advance; $15 day of; $35 family. www.runreg.com  Hike in Belchertown — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors hike with naturalist Charley Eiseman Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration required. kestreltrust.org, 549-1097. Items for …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Teacher’s work day, no school TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, broccoli, spinach salad, pear, peach cup WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad, peach cup, Empire apple THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, veggie dippers, Bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesy pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, romaine salad with tomato, sliced peaches, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken ala king, brown rice or Tostitos corn …

Belchertown comes up empty on late chance in 14-12 loss at Pioneer Regional

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Belchertown football team was handed a golden opportunity to steal a non-tournament victory Saturday night. But Pioneer Regional survived a late Orioles’ surge and a questionable late fourth-quarter coaching decision to come away with an emotional, hard-fought 14-12 win under the lights in Northfield. “This …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Granby rallies to down Mount Everett, reach Division 4 semifinals

Friday, November 6, 2015

Trailing at halftime, the Granby boys soccer team rallied to reach the semifinal round for the first time since 2010. The fourth-seeded Rams came back to beat No. 5 Mount Everett, 3-2, in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round, Friday in Granby. “They’re very excited,” coach …

Upcoming events for senior citizens

Friday, October 30, 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. The centers will be closed Wednesday in observance of Veteran’s Day. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk …

Bird Sightings

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. Four red-headed woodpeckers were reported along the Bark Haul and West Road trails in the Longmeadow flats. A green-tailed towhee was seen briefly in …

volunteer Opportunities

Friday, November 6, 2015

free medical clinic of the amherst survival center — Assist volunteer physicians and nurses with providing basic medical care in a walk-in clinic. The Amherst Survival Center Free Medical Clinic is seeking to expand its team of volunteer physicians, nurses and medical assistants during clinic hours on Mondays, …

School lunch menus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, cauliflower, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Veteran’s Day no school THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, …

Cause undetermined for suspicious fire that destroyed former Belchertown State School cottage

Friday, November 6, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — State fire officials say a blaze that destroyed a cottage on the grounds of the Belchertown State School Thursday is suspicious, but investigators have been unable to pinpoint a specific cause. Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for …

WMass girls volleyball: Belchertown shakes off rust in win over Putnam

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Belchertown — The rust showed initially against Putnam. The Belchertown girls volleyball team hadn’t played a match since its Oct. 26 regular-season finale and struggled to connect early in its Western Massachusetts Division 2 playoff game Thursday. Eventually, though, the No. 4 Orioles’ passes started connecting, which opened …

Cause of fire that destroyed Belchertown State School building under investigation

Thursday, November 5, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — The cause of an early morning fire that destroyed what had been a residential cottage on the grounds of the former Belchertown State School Thursday is under investigation by local authorities and the state fire marshal’s …

What2Watch4: South Hadley, Frontier Regional open Week 9 with playoff football

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chicopee Comp at South Hadley Friday, 7 This is the second of three meetings this season between the rivals, but it’s certainly the most significant as the winner advances to the WMass Division 4 championship. The No. 2 …