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Smith Vocational High School budget adds staff, programs and raises tuition for coming year

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Trustees have approved an $8.44 million budget for the coming fiscal year that raises employee salaries, adds new staff and sports programs and increases tuition for students from out-of-town districts. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 represents less than a 1 percent increase over this year’s $8.38 million spending plan, according to a summary provided by the school. … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Holyoke Catholic girls track gets jump on 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lauren Muszynski won a pair of individual events as the Holyoke Catholic girls track & field team opened its season by defeating Commerce 70-61 Tuesday afternoon. The junior took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches, and won the 200-meter with a time of 31.6 … 0

Longtime Chesterfield official, David Kielson, steps aside

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — After a quarter-century of service to the town, Chesterfield resident David Kielson, 78, announced that with his term expiring, he will not seek re-election to the Select Board in May. In addition to eight terms — … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Nomination and Membership Committee of the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, 8:30 a.m., GCC; Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Shade Tree Committee, 5 p.m., Town Common; Historical Commission, 6 p.m., Town Common, then Town … 0

Goshen promotes two in fire ranks, Hilltown Land Trust seeks national acceditation

Friday, March 28, 2014

Goshen Fire Chief Sue Labrie promoted two members of the Goshen Fire Department at a recent ceremony at the fire station. Lt. Monica Neveu, 41, who has been with the department for 15 years, is now Capt. Neveu, while John Schwaiger, 22, a member of the department since … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 28, 2014

ARCARO MEYER — Frances (Frankie) Jo, daughter of Alexis Arcaro and Nick Meyer, of Florence, was born March 20 at home. The maternal grandparents are Jan and Vincent Arcaro of Toluca Lake, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Florence Meleo-Meyer of Shelburne and the late Chuck Meyer, formerly of … 0

Hampshire Regional High School to perform 'The Sound of Music' this weekend

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The Hilltowns will be alive with the sound of music when Hampshire Regional High School puts on a production of the famous World War II era musical this weekend. Preparing “The Sound of Music,” by Richard … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Hilltown center hosts session about Health Connector

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a presentation to help small business owners learn more about health insurance options and tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act. Set for March 27, the session will discuss how small business owners and employees could save money through the … 0

Westhampton Elementary School’s read-with-a-dog program highlighted in new book

Friday, March 14, 2014

After reading a newspaper story a few years ago about teams from Bright Spot Therapy dogs visiting local nursing homes, Westhampton Elementary School librarian Karen Rousseau had an inspiration. “I wondered if perhaps they might visit schools and … 0