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Cody Cleveland, John Ferrara combine on no-hitter for Northampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cody Cleveland and John Ferrara combined on a 5-inning no-hitter for the Northampton Mickey Mantle team in a 19-0 mercy-shortened road victory over Frontier. Cleveland started and struck out two in two innings. Ferrara fanned three over the last three frames. Ferrara led a 17-hit attack for Hamp with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Garrett Connly (two runs, two RBIs), Kyle Warren (two runs, two RBIs), Pat … 0

Gazette Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley

Friday, July 11, 2014

In 2013, South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley established herself as the top girls lacrosse player in Hampshire County and one of the best in western Massachusetts. This season she absolutely cemented that spot with an even better senior campaign. For the second consecutive year, Ginley has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Lacrosse … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A red crossbill was heard calling as it flew over the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir. A black vulture was seen in Belchertown. Black-billed cuckoos were heard calling in Pittsfield and Southwick. Two soras and an osprey were … 0

Bicyclist hit by car in Belchertown, seriously hurt

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — A male bicyclist struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in the area of Barton Avenue not far from Route 202 suffered serious and possibly life-threatening injuries, police said. Belchertown Police responded to the accident near Barton’s … 1

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 sinks Northampton King & Cushman Post 28

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fresh off helping Hopkins Academy reach the state Division 4 championship game, Zach Kelley helped Amherst Post 148 beat Northampton King & Cushman Post 28. Kelley was 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI as Amherst cruised to a 9-3 American Legion win at Arcanum Field … 0

Easthampton Eliminators no-hit Hamp Rage in Metro Softball action

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Three pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Easthampton Eliminators beat the Hamp Rage 15-1 in six innings during Metro League Softball action Tuesday at Sheldon Field in Northampton. Each hurler threw two innings. Caelin Mottor started with … 0

Visiting artist Mary Jo Maichack helps Belchertown students gain confidence through storytelling

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Fourth graders at the Chestnut Hill Community School got life lessons this spring from the seemingly simple act of telling tales. In the culmination of an eight-session residency by visiting artist Mary Jo Maichack, a minstrel … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 edges South Hadley

Monday, June 16, 2014

Amherst Post 148’s four-run fourth inning helped vault it past Pettengill Insurance, 5-3, Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Daniel Hodgkins had two hits and drove in two runs for Amherst. Jake Balderston added two hits, a run … 0

Back to Haiti: Amherst-based nonprofit returns to country where a car crash killed three of their members last year

Monday, June 16, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — For Douglas Albertson there was never any question about going back to Haiti after a deadly road accident last summer that ripped at the soul of the organization he leads. He was at his desk in … 0

Area police news

Monday, June 16, 2014

Amherst ∎ South East Street residents reported at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday that their home had been broken into since Friday, and a Keurig coffee maker, a camera and clothing were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence, and police are investigating. ∎ A MacBook … 0

Local baseball results: Northampton Mickey Mantel beats Greenfield

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle team knocked off Greenfield 5-1 on Sunday. Cody Cleveland went the distance while striking out six and allowing one run on five hits. Hector DeJesus led the Northampton (5-2) offense with two doubles and two RBIs. Kyle Warren and Garret Connly each added a … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee, 3 p.m., Library; Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, 3 p.m., Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., both at Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee, 10 a.m., Library; Personnel Board, 2 p.m., Planning … 0

Belchertown seeks to fill planning board and other town committee vacancies

Friday, June 13, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Town officials are looking for volunteers to step up for about a half dozen openings on town boards and commissions. With the resignation of Louis Faassen from the Planning Board last month, the town is seeking applicants to take the seat, which will be filled by … 0