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Thursday’s high schools: Danielle Easton nets three goals and Holyoke Catholic beats Hopkins Academy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Danielle Easton posted a hat trick Thursday afternoon to guide the Holyoke Catholic girls soccer team to a 3-1 home victory over Hopkins Academy. Julie Pirog assisted on Easton’s game winner with roughly 11 minutes left in regulation. Meg Goncalves also had an assist for the Gaels (3-3, 1-1 Pioneer South), while Kylee Windyka made six saves. Jay Ruiz scored from Hannah Berard, and Jordan Lashway stopped 16 shots for …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps aside Ware

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Four Hopkins Academy golfers swept their individual matches Thursday afternoon as the Golden Hawks breezed to a 20-4 victory over Ware at Hickory Ridge. Medalist Caleb Farnham shot a 40 to earn a 4-0 win at No. 2. Spencer Butterfield, Joe Yusko and Liam Higgins followed suit for Hopkins (6-2, 5-1 Bi-County East). Hopkins Academy 20, Ware 4 at Hickory Ridge, par 36 …

Belchertown rejects solar artisan village on State School property

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BECHERTOWN — The five-member Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corp. voted unanimously Wednesday not to continue with a proposed BelArts Solar Artisan Village on the site of the former Belchertown State School. “We have decided to move on,” BEDIC Chairman William Terry said. The committee was formed with a mission of finding a suitable developer for the State School property after it was decommissioned …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Amherst cards second win in as many days

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Amherst Regional golf team made it two wins in as many days by defeating Chicopee Comp 195-224 Tuesday to even its record. Dani Miller-Grossman shot a 46 to lead Amherst, with Stephen McCudden firing a 47. Amherst 195, Chicopee Comp 224 at Chicopee CC, par 36 Amherst …

Tuesday’s high schools: Northampton girls soccer rallies for first win

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Northampton girls soccer team came from behind for its first win of the season, beating Westfield 3-2 on the road Tuesday afternoon. Charlotte Maurer put the Blue Devils (1-0-1) on the board in the 12th minute with a successful penalty kick. Sierra Loomis took a pass from …

Belchertown considers quitting Hampshire Council of Governments group electricity purchasing program

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After a heated discussion in which Town Administrator Gary Brougham and several community members strongly urged the Select Board to sign papers for Belchertown to withdraw from the Hampshire Council of Governments group electricity purchasing program, the board Monday was deadlocked and delayed action until next …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby, Frontier Regional roll to opening wins

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Granby and Frontier Regional golf teams waited an extra week for their seasons to begin, and both enjoyed solid victories Monday afternoon. Granby beat Ware 211/2-21/2 at Cold Spring Country Club, while Frontier topped Turners Falls 151/2-81/2 at Cherry Hill. Medalist Shane Hollenbeck (45), Tristan Guzik and …

Monday’s girls volleyball/field hockey: South Hadley beats West Springfield, stays perfect

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taylor Guertin had two goals with assists from Hannah Menard and Emily Florence as the South Hadley field hockey team remained perfect with a 4-1 road win over West Springfield Monday. Beau Kass and Ali Rondeau each scored once for the Tigers (3-0, 2-0 Central). Brittany Cote did …

Monday’s boys soccer: Amherst shuts out Northampton, 3-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Six players registered a point and George Holt made five saves to lead Amherst Regional to the road shutout victory over Northampton, 3-0, on Monday. Alex Mangels, Justin Pina Lopes Sena and Alex LaRaja each scored a goal for the Hurricanes (2-0), while Ian Robson, Luke Webb and …

Monday’s girls soccer: South Hadley pulls away from Mahar

Monday, September 8, 2014

The South Hadley girls soccer team used two goals in the second half to break a halftime tie en route to a 3-1 win over Mahar Monday in South Hadley. Gigi Thibault gave the Tigers (2-1) the lead for good with an unassisted goal. Teammate Reilly Jodoin added …

Area police news

Monday, September 8, 2014

Amherst ∎ A Paige Street resident reported at 5:01 p.m. Sunday that $300 in cash was stolen from her home since Friday night when an intruder got in through a back window. Police are investigating. Belchertown ∎ Andrew M. Jennison, 20, Sean Timothy Kelly, 20, and Ryan O’Neil, …

Friday’s high school recaps: Frontier, Amherst stay perfect with five-set victories in girls volleyball

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each needed five sets Friday to stay undefeated two matches into the season. The four-time state champion Red Hawks dropped a close fourth set, but rallied with a quick fifth to beat West Springfield 3-2. The Hurricanes let a …

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. schedules flyovers to check vegetation on transmission lines

Friday, September 5, 2014

Residents in more than two dozen communities served by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. may see aircraft flying above their homes Monday and Tuesday as the utility checks transmission lines for vegetation issues. The aerial survey, likely to be done by helicopters, is a routine and necessary part of …