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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Frontier Regional’s defense shuts down Cathedral in 7-0 victory

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — In the gridiron vernacular, Frontier Regional’s 7-0 win over Cathedral Saturday afternoon was a grinder. Averaging nearly 20 points a game in its last three, Frontier scored only once at Central High School, a 22-yard touchdown run by sophomore tailback Stephen Worthley. In a game with postseason implications and their offense struggling, the Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) came up big …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy field hockey goes 2-0 to claim Columbus Day Classic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Smith Academy field hockey team beat Palmer, 2-1, to win the Columbus Day Classic, Sunday at Smith College. Vanessa Skawski scored at one post to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the first half. Santana Dubois then scored at the other post, taking a one-time pass from Skawski to give Smith (6-5-1) a 2-0 lead. Kayla Miastowski made 11 saves in …

Woman who picked apples from Deerfield orchard without paying summoned to court

Saturday, October 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — Remember the magical apple tree from “The Wizard of Oz” that slapped Dorothy’s hand when she tried to pick an apple? It’s too bad Clarkdale Fruit Farms can’t import a couple of those trees to protect its picturesque roadside apple orchard from travelers who “pick their …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one …

Deerfield Select Board approves $25,000 for traffic loop at elementary school

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Select Board this week approved spending $25,000 to install a new traffic loop at Deerfield Elementary School in an effort to reduce congestion problems that have plagued the school in the wake of recent morning drop-off time changes. This year, the window in the …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, October 9, 2015

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown TUESDAY: …

coming up

Friday, October 9, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. The centers will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, October 9, 2015

gaylord library — South Hadley library looking for a friendly person who can volunteer on the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the library’s circulation desk. Basic computer skills needed; training provided. 538-5047 or shgaylord@gmail.com Botanic Garden of Smith College — Volunteers needed …

Utilities upgrade transmission lines in region to improve electric grid’s reliability

Friday, October 9, 2015

Even as work crews begin wrapping up a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource transmission line in Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield, replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, the utility has begun other major line work in the region and …

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks additional details about Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Friday, October 9, 2015

Federal regulators have sent the proponents of a roughly 420-mile natural gas pipeline planned to cross western Massachusetts a 32-page list of issues they want addressed in the report filed with the formal application for the project later this month. The comments on draft resource reports for the …

Deerfield eyes unnamed building for regional ambulance service, surprising Whately officials

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A second possible home for the three-town South County ambulance service has emerged — much to the surprise of Whately officials. The Deerfield Select Board met Wednesday night in executive session with members of the South County EMS Board of Oversight to discuss a second …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik …