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Hilltown Voices: Chesterfield blueberry farm wraps up season after battling invasive fly

Saturday, August 29, 2015

For the last couple of years Bruce Roberts, owner of Roberts Blueberry Farm at 220 South Street in Chesterfield, has had to end his season early due to damage done by a newly introduced fruit fly. This year the farm has made a bit of a come back and is offering a good selection of blueberries still ready for picking. “I would say that if people can come before Labor Day, they will be guaranteed a fair quantity of blueberries,” Roberts said on Thursday afternoon after showing his fields. “Towards the end of the season there is also a more universal sweetness to the berries.” The destructive fly in question is the Spotted Wing Drosophila …

Seth Isman looking at months of recovery after Cummington accident, wife says

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Erika Hollister of Hadley said her husband’s breathing tube prevented him from speaking when he woke up in the Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center after his Aug. 5 car accident on Route 9. He started writing notes, she said, and one of the first was, “thank the fire chief.” …

MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend will be hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Western Massachusetts …

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program awards certificates to 29 graduates

Friday, June 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 29 members of the Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program class of 2015 graduated Friday afternoon. The ceremony was held on the main campus for the 23rd graduating class of the 10-month program, which prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Graduates are now eligible …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Post 224 shuts down Amherst Post 148

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brandon Weyant scattered six hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win as the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team edged Amherst Post 148, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Easthampton (3-3) scored all of its runs in the …

Monday’s summer baseball: Amherst Post 148 holds off Westfield Post 124

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and went on to a 10-7 home victory over Westfield Post 124 Monday evening. Zach Kelley singled, doubled, drove in two …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Sarah Moomaw: Sortino Field a second home for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST For the last two weeks, it hasn’t been a secret that the Hampshire Regional softball team enjoys playing at UMass’ Sortino Field. After Saturday’s 2-1 win over Reading for the program’s first state title, the Raiders might …

Marissa McCarthy comes through for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST — Neither team could score a run. That is, until Marissa McCarthy stepped up to the plate in the fifth inning of the state Division 2 softball finals and singled up the middle. Paige Sullivan sacrifice bunted …

Hampshire downs Reading for first state softball championship

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST ­— With one out and Reading Memorial’s tying run on second base in the bottom of the seventh, the Hampshire Regional softball team had to lock down on defense. Shortstop Savannah Waters cleanly fielded a grounder and …

Hilltown Voices: Town Hall repairs in Goshen, quilts in Cummington, WiredWest in Chesterfield, swimming in Worthington

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Town of Goshen has received a $75,000 grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the secretary of state’s office for emergency repairs to Town Hall. The money will be used to help pay for replacing the town hall’s leaking slate roof, fixing its stone parapets, and …

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, …