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Two injured, cars damaged in Belchertown crash after driver suffers medical trouble

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Two people were hospitalized and a section of Route 202 was closed Thursday night after a man experienced what police believe to be a medical emergency while driving and sideswiped several cars on Main Street. At 8:10 p.m., Police Sgt. Bruce Jenks said, a vehicle stopped in the road before accelerating and sideswiping three moving cars and two park cars. A female passenger had to be extricated from … 0

Firm chosen to build housing on former Belchertown State School property while state releases funds to clean up the land

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Grantham Group of Boston has been chosen to build an 83-unit assisted living complex on a portion of the land formerly occupied by the Belchertown State School. At the same time, the state has released a $4 million grant to clean up contaminants at the site. The announcement was made Thursday by the The Massachusetts Development Authority and the Belchertown … 0

Mickey Mantle baseball playoffs begin with 4 shutouts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pitching completely dominated the first round of the Mickey Mantle double-elimination tournament on Wednesday evening. The winning team shut out its opponent in all four games, including a pair of 1-0 contests. Amherst 1, Northampton 0 (5) — A pitchers’ duel between Amherst’s Jon Morrison and Hamp’s Hunter Salem was decided on Alex … 0

A total of 130 acres in Amherst, Belchertown and Hatfield added to the list of conservations lands in the area

Friday, June 27, 2014

A total of 130 acres of newly conserved land in three Valley towns will support outdoor recreation while protecting wildlife and natural resources in the Pioneer Valley. Kristin DeBoer, executive director of the Amherst-based Kestrel Land Trust, announced … 0

Around Belchertown: Paramedic layoffs raise questions

Friday, June 27, 2014

A recent decision by the town’s fire chief to abruptly lay off four paramedics as a cost-cutting move has raised questions for at least one town resident. Paul Fenn, a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Agawam, said the layoffs undermine public safety and go against past assurances … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, June 27, 2014

PHOEBE Route 9, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley I was visiting a friend one day and noticed that the phoebes were flying back and forth to a nest. Not wanting to intrude … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 27, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Alyssa Leonard was named to the spring semester president’s list and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) … 0

Local baseball: Southampton Little League Juniors open with no hitter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Southampton Little League Junior team opened district play with three pitchers combining to no-hit and run-rule Westfield, 18-3, at home on Thursday night. Matt York opened the effort, allowing one unearned run on no hits and striking … 0

Solar array dedicated in Belchertown expected to start producing electricity next week

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Town Planner Douglas Albertson called a new 1.5 megawatt solar array that was dedicated Thursday at the former driving range of the Evergreene mini-golf course “a point of pride” for the community. Albertson spoke to about … 0

Solar mixed-use village latest plan for former Belchertown State School property

Friday, June 20, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Most of the land at the former Belchertown State School may become a mixed-use solar village for artists that would include manufacturing facilities for green building supplies and several acres of ground-mounted solar panels. Haskell Werlin, … 0

Local baseball: King & Cushman hammers Longmeadow, 16-2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Northampton King & Cushman American Legion baseball team broke through in a big way Wednesday evening. Post 28 pounded out 16 hits while batting around in both the second and sixth innings to pick up its second … 0

Amherst’s Finn Garner wins USTA Super Championship

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fourth-seeded Finn Garner won the Boys 14 USTA New England Summer Sectional Super Championship over top-seeded Connor Fu in straight sets at UMass on Wednesday. The Amherst resident pulled out a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win for his second title of the month. On June 15, he won the … 0

Easthampton Post 224 comes back, beats Amherst Post 148

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Easthampton Post 224 overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh to walk off with a 10-9 American Legion victory over Amherst Post 148, Tuesday in Easthampton. Adam Krol hit a grounder to shortstop and an overthrow at first plated the tying and winning runs. Brandon Weyant had two … 0