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Hilltown Voices: Solar signups deemed success

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the latest round of Solarize Massachusetts, Chesterfield and Williamsburg added a total of 58 households that will install solar electricity systems. Solar coaches in both communities said that the number of households to sign up to install solar panels on their homes far exceeded their expectations. “We did great!” said Chesterfield solar coach Joe Gazillo. “For a small town to have this type of participation is phenomenal.” Gazillo said Chesterfield has approximately 550 households, though only some of the homes would be situated to accommodate solar panels. A total of 12 households in Chesterfield signed up to install solar panels on their homes, while in Williamsburg, 46 out of roughly 840 households signed contracts … 0

Naomi Judd & Jonathan Szymonik

Friday, August 22, 2014

Robert Judd Jr., of Chesterfield, and Donna Whiteley, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Judd, of South Hadley, to Jonathan Szymonik, also of South Hadley. Jonathan is the son of Albert and Rebecca Szymonik of South Hadley. Naomi is the self-employed owner of Mrs. Clean in South Hadley. She is … 0

Hampshire Regional School District: A renovated school in Williamsburg, new principal in Southampton

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A renovated and expanded school in Williamsburg and a new principal at the elementary school in Southampton are among the changes for the new school year in the Hampshire Regional School District. The district includes Hampshire Regional High School, Westhampton Elementary School, William E. Norris School in Southampton, Anne T. Dunphy School in … 0

Cummington Fair runs Thursday through Sunday

Friday, August 15, 2014

CUMMINGTON — Billed as the “biggest and best little fair in the country,” the 146th annual Cummington Fair is set to open Thursday and run through Aug. 24. Board member Lillian Bisbee said the fair usually draws between 25,000 and 30,000 people. Bisbee said that each day of … 0

Making news: Area business briefs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CDC’s new business directory Chesterfield — The 2015 edition of the Hilltown Business Directory is now soliciting listings. Published by Hilltown Community Development Corporation to help make Hilltown businesses more visible and viable, it will be delivered in … 0

HILLTOWN VOICES: Party will honor retired Chesterfield Select Board member David Kielson

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Chesterfield Select Board invites residents to join it for a party Sunday afternoon honoring recently retired member David Kielson. “Dave has really done a lot for this town. Actually, he has done a lot for several towns … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 8, 2014

BATTEY — Bowen Daniel, son of Jason and Courtney Battey, of Worthington, was born July 28, 2014 in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Paul and Shelley Cronin of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Mark and Joy Battey of Florence. The maternal great- grandparents are … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

Hilltown Voices: health center news; Hilltown Business directory, Goshen employees retire

Friday, August 1, 2014

Eliza Lake has been named interim executive director of the Hilltown Community Health Centers. “Eliza was recommended by four members of senior management,” said Janet Laroche, executive assistant and credentialing specialist. Lake replaces the centers’s former executive director, … 0

Four Chesterfield firefighters retire, taking 155 years of experience with them

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — When you add it up, these former Chesterfield firefighters logged a total of 155 years fighting fires and responding to emergencies in Chesterfield and neighboring Hilltowns. The four men likely would have stayed longer, but because … 0

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. An Acadian flycatcher continues to be seen down from Gate 22 at the Quabbin Reservoir. Two young Orchard orioles were found in the East … 0