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Belchertown

CAROL LOLLIS
A building at the former Belchertiown State School is torn down last week. An 83-unit, assisted-living facility is planned for the site.

Development at former Belchertown State School site ‘visibly taking hold’

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — It has been well over two decades since the last patients, staff and administration left the Belchertown State School for the last time. This week, demolition crews moved in on some of the buildings that housed them. In the intervening years, some municipal buildings and a few businesses have been constructed on the periphery of land the state …

Frontier Regional wins District F&G Girls Track Championship

Friday, May 22, 2015

BUCKLAND — Track & field is usually a measure of individual success but on Friday night, the Frontier Regional girls team flexed its individual muscles, as well as that of the entire team. The Red Hawks had a pair of individual champions and also captured the team title during the District F&G Division …

Friday’s high school softball: Northampton walk-off clinches berth in postseason tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lily Glading-DiLorenzo doubled to the gap in left-center field to dive in Allie Vanasse with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Northampton softball team came from behind to beat Chicopee, 7-6, in a walk-off Friday. The win qualified the Blue Devils for the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament. Northampton (7-9, 4-3 Valley Wheel) needed to win Friday to …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …

Monday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton recovers to race past Longmeadow, clinch share of league title

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Northampton boys track & field team had one day to recover from the MSTCA Invitational, but that was enough as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 78-62, Monday in Northampton. Nik Smith won the 100 in 11.3 seconds and took first in the 200 in 22.8 for Hamp …

Belchertown Town Meeting approves CPA money for assisted living development at former State School site

Monday, May 11, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Town Meeting on Monday night approved giving $218,000 in Community Preservation Act money earmarked for affordable housing to the Grantham Group, a Boston-based assisted living developer set to build an 83-unit complex on the grounds of …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hopkins Academy rallies to drop Greenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trailing by two, the Hopkins Academy baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Greenfield, Monday in Hadley. Drew Castronovo had three hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Golden Hawks (10-1, 6-0). His two-out …

Monday’s high school softball: Easthampton jumps on Gateway Regional

Monday, May 11, 2015

Haley McFarland had four hits, an RBI and two runs scored to power the Easthampton softball team to a 14-2 six-inning win over Gateway Regional at Nonotuck Park Monday. Amanda Lambert added three hits, three RBIs and two runs for the Eagles (7-4, 5-1 Bi-County West). Dana Britland …

First Student school bus driver hurt in Belchertown crash

Monday, May 11, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A school bus with no students aboard crashed into a tree on Bardwell Street Monday afternoon, injuring the driver who was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield complaining of abdominal pain, according to Belchertown Police Sgt. William Panto. Panto said he responded to the accident …

Area police news

Monday, May 11, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 22-year-old Milton woman will be summoned to court on a charge of malicious destruction of property under $250 after she was observed attempting to tear down a street sign near the intersection of North Pleasant and Hallock streets at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday. ∎ The theft …