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Amherst pitcher Will Luschen-Miskovsky throws against Easthampton Friday at Mill River Park in Amherst.

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). He helped his own cause with a …

Area police news

Friday, July 3, 2015

Amherst ∎ Dennis Lavigne, 36, of 12 Weaver Circle, was arrested at 6:20 a.m. Friday on Cherry Lane on a warrant. Police said Lavigne was found in a vehicle with Vermont license plates parked on the street after a resident reported that someone might be living in the vehicle. ∎ Thomas Charles Crossman, 32, of 10 Gatehouse Road, Apartment 320, was arrested at …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

WMass Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown’s run ends with sectional final loss to Mount Greylock

Friday, June 12, 2015

LEE — Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? No. No. 4 Belchertown’s improbable ride to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 boys tennis final ended Friday with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 Mount Greylock of Williamstown at Lee High School. The …


Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎ A Walk Through the Brewer Road Neighborhood in Pelham — Pelham Historical Society sponsors a walk with Bruce Klotz Saturday, noon. Meet at North Valley Rd in Pelham. programs@pelhamhs.org ∎ New England Tree Climbing Competition — New England …

Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown knocks off unbeaten Greenfield to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thursday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Tennis Tournament semifinal match pitted two teams that had thus far exceeded their own preseason expectations. Both teams entered this season with very young starting lineups. Top-seeded Greenfield had just one senior in its starting seven, but still managed to …

Division 3 Girls Tennis: Undefeated Belchertown bows out in semifinals to two-time champion Monument Mountain

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — In her first season of high school tennis, Meghan Bernard has helped power the Belchertown girls tennis team to an undefeated regular season and No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. After reaching the semifinal round for the first time in 10 years, …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Keith Truehart, suspect on Massachusetts State Police ‘most wanted’ list, arrested in Belchertown

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown man on the Massachusetts State Police “most wanted” list for an alleged November assault that left a 9-month-old girl with broken ribs was taken into custody Wednesday morning. Police found him hiding under a …

Solar advocates seek to end caps on sales of sun-generated electricity to Massachusetts utilities

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Solar advocates want the Legislature to preserve the right of larger solar electricity producers to get paid by electric companies for excess power the solar arrays produce through a process called “net metering.” Tired of the “solar-coaster” of up-and-down incentives and disincentives for the renewable solar energy, solar …