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Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman tells Franklin County Chamber of Commerce of ‘critical need’ for Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case last week with the region’s business leaders for what he called the “critical need” for the Northeast Energy Direct project proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Farrell said it is needed not only to grow the economy, but to keep businesses from leaving. Having Tennessee Gas Pipeline as the only supplier for Berkshire Gas, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire …

Sunderland Town Meeting adopts lower Frontier Regional budget, backs anti-pipeline resolution

Friday, April 24, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland has become the first of the Frontier Regional School District towns to approve Superintendent Martha Barrett’s original, no-increase budget for next year. The vote at Friday night’s annual Town Meeting was a stand against the regional School Committee’s decision in March to restore funding for six positions that would have been cut under the original budget. That would have increased …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with 6-3, 6-3 win over Brian Turnball. Alex Morgado and Ryan Stinson paced the doubles teams …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, garden salad, three bean salad, peach cup, applesauce THURSDAY: Pasta with …

Earth Matters: Birdwatching for a cause — but mostly for fun

Friday, April 24, 2015

There are many reasons to watch birds. Developing identification skills, appreciating ecological and evolutionary relationships, appreciating the beauty of birds, visiting interesting places, building lists of species one has seen and enjoying good company are among them. Once …

Deerfield Town Meeting to consider revised zoning for industrial park

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Voters will be asked Monday night to approve fundamental changes to the zoning bylaws that govern the town’s industrial park, to spend money to study how town offices and school space could be consolidated, and to enter an agreement with New England Natural Bakers for a …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Holyoke Catholic, Belchertown girls maintain perfect marks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Belchertown and Holyoke Catholic girls tennis teams each enjoyed easy victories Thursday afternoon to keep their records unblemished. The Orioles (6-0) only dropped four games over five matches in blanking Chicopee 5-0 at home. The Gaels (5-0) lost nine games in four matches of a 4-0 home …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Unbeaten Granby breaks through in final inning

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nick LaPorte’s RBI single to right center broke a tie in the top of the seventh and the Granby baseball team edged Monson, 3-1, Thursday on the road. Granby pitcher Brett Sullivan gave up a run on three walks in a rocky first inning, but settled down to …

Thursday’s high school softball: Hamelin, Red Hawks remain perfect

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ally Hamelin threw seven innings of two-hit softball to lead Frontier Regional over Mohawk, 9-0, on the road Thursday. Hamelin struck out 10 and helped her own bid for the win with a double and a home run for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Franklin). Alyssa Ouellette had …