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KEVIN GUTTING
Oliver Cranston, left, 5, and brother Cyrus, 6, of Ashfield envelop themselves in bubbles as they wait on the corner of Main Road and South Street in Chesterfield for the start of the 68th annual July 4th parade on Saturday.

Weather doesn’t dampen spirits at 68th-annual Chesterfield Fourth of July parade

Saturday, July 4, 2015

CHESTERFIELD — Parade-goers were not going to let a little rain spoil the festivities at Chesterfield’s Fourth of July celebration Saturday. Armed with raincoats, hats and umbrellas, the weather didn’t dampen the spirit of the crowd as spectators cheered on floats and contingents in the town’s 68th-annual parade. Luckily, heavy rains held off and the few showers that fell where …

Hilltown Voices: Large turnouts in Chesterfield and Goshen approve WiredWest broadband fiber-optic network

Saturday, July 4, 2015

In two of the best-attended special Town Meetings in recent memory, Chesterfield and Goshen this week each overwhelmingly approved spending more than $1 million to help create a regional state-of-the-art broadband fiber-optic network. The project will be built and operated by WiredWest, a cooperative seeking to provide broadband to 32 towns in western Massachusetts. On Monday, Goshen voters unanimously approved $1.4 million as …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). …

Hampshire Regional at doorstep of first state softball championship

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday is the final day of the high school softball season and six teams will play for state championships across three divisions at UMass’ Sortino Field. After three Western Massachusetts championship seasons ended at the state semifinal level, …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Hampshire slugs Nipmuc, reaches state Division 2 softball championship

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — In the second game of the softball season, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Boutwell was bumped up from the 5-hole to clean-up hitter. The center fielder instantly settled in and has been comfortable there ever since. On Wednesday, …

Lilly West catches on quickly with Hampshire Regional softball team

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — During her first season as a starting catcher in high school, junior Lilly West has been a solid component behind and at the plate for the Hampshire Regional softball team. But West is no stranger to …

Hampshire softball team looks to break through to state finals

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hampshire Regional softball team’s last two state semifinal appearances have been against the same team and haven’t ended in the Raiders’ favor. When they walked off UMass’ Sortino Field on Saturday with their second consecutive Western Massachusetts …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Hilltown Voices: Fire Safety field day at New Hingham Elementary School, dance in Goshen, book reading in Plainfield

Saturday, June 13, 2015

When an alarm sounds, firefighters waste no time jumping into turnout gear, grabbing their equipment, racing to the scene of a fire, rescuing those in harm’s way and putting out the flames. On Wednesday, that is what teams of pint-sized “firefighters” will be doing at the New Hingham …

Division 2 Softball: Defending champ Hampshire tops Frontier, 4-1, in semifinals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Hampshire Regional junior Chelsea Moussette is no stranger to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament stage. The four-year starter at second base made a late defensive play and had the eventual game-winning RBI as the …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …