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What2Watch4 — Week 8 high school football previews

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chicopee Comp at Northampton Friday, 7 With two games left, it is highly unlikely the Blue Devils (1-5, 0-3 Suburban) have enough to make a push for the postseason. Even with a victory over the third-rated and first-place Colts (3-3, 3-0), Hamp would need to jump over Chicopee and South Hadley for the fourth seed. Northampton has lost two straight. Amherst Regional at Chicopee Friday, Szot Park, 7 The Hurricanes (1-5, 1-3 Suburban) hit the road and will look to play spoiler to the fifth-rated Pacers (2-4, 1-3), who have an outside shot at catching South Hadley for the fourth seed in Division 4. Amherst’s …

Thursday’s high schools: Easthampton girls volleyball survives five sets with Sabis, qualifies for postseason

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For the second time in three days, the Easthampton girls volleyball team was one set away from postseason elimination. But after saving their season Tuesday, the Eagles once again came back from the brink Thursday and clinched a tournament berth by beating Sabis 3-2 in Springfield. Easthampton rallied to claim a 28-26, 19-25, 13-25, 25-23, 15-8 victory. Ruthenee Nhem posted a team-high 14 …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Academy boys soccer upends Holyoke

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tanner Natale scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left in regulation to lift the Smith Academy boys soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Division 1 Holyoke Wednesday afternoon in Hatfield. Quinn Rickert and Joe Afflitto added a goal each for the Falcons (13-3). Jack Dadmun and Julian Zapata had assists, while …

Monday’s high school soccer recaps: Four local teams qualify for postseason

Monday, October 6, 2014

Four local soccer teams clinched postseason berths on Monday, including a pair of defending Western Massachusetts champions. The 2013 Division 3 champion Granby girls and the WMass Division 4 titlist Hopkins Academy boys officially punched their return trips to the postseason. Meanwhile, the Amherst Regional boys as well …

Belchertown wins volleyball marathon over Easthampton, 3-2

Monday, October 6, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The Belchertown volleyball team traveled to Easthampton and defeated the Eagles in five sets, 3-2, (25-14, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 15-6). “Every time we come here, they find a way to push us to five games. Every …

MAP Is Western Mass a tattoo mecca? Two new tattoo shops in Northampton and Easthampton drawing customers from near and far

Monday, October 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Local community leaders like to talk about the things that draw visitors to the Pioneer Valley — art, culture, events, outdoor opportunities. Another attraction bringing people to Hampshire County is the quest for high quality tattoos, …

Business briefs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easthampton Chamber names new director Easthampton — The Easthampton Chamber of Commerce has named Maureen “Moe” Belliveau its new executive director beginning Monday. She had 20 years of small business and entrepreneurial experience before starting her most recent …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton senior Gina Whalen finishes second at Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship

Friday, October 3, 2014

Northampton senior Gina Whalen shot an 82 and fell one shot short of a Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship, Friday at Ludlow Country Club. Rachel Bechard, of Longmeadow, fired an 81 to win the title. Hampshire Regional’s Kyla Murphy shot a 97, while teammate Makenze Felt had …

MIT Media Lab goes to source, nursing moms, for help inventing a better breast pump

Friday, October 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After Jennifer Bourbeau’s son, Henry David Bassette, was born five weeks premature in November 2013, he was required to stay in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for 12 hours. During that time, she started using …

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, October 3, 2014

YELLOW LEAVES AND REFLECTIONS Mill River Recreation Area, North Amherst Photograph and text by Julius Lester of Belchertown In this part of the world, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins when nature is making its transition from …

Coming Up

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER SENIOR CYCLING — Offered by All-Out Adventures, for seniors 60 and over, Wednesdays through Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8 Railroad St., Hadley. Bikes and helmets provided. Cost is $5/day, or $15 for a month pass. Preregistration required; call 584-2052. POETIC ART FORMS …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, October 3, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, Tater Tots TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, vegetarian baked beans, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Oven-roasted chicken, vegetarian baked beans, veggie …

Thursday night football: Northampton runs past Belchertown, 31-3, for first win

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Northampton football team showed glimpses on both sides of the ball over the course of its first three games. The young Blue Devils gained an early lead Thursday night and put together a complete performance …