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Deerfield takes steps to reduce projected budget deficit by $293,018

Friday, April 18, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Town officials are considering several changes to the current budget proposal that would decrease next year’s projected deficit by $293,018. By the latest Finance Committee estimates, the town faces a $639,139 shortfall for the next fiscal year beginning July 1. The newest estimates bring the shortfall to $346,121. The Finance Committee plans to meet again with the Select Board on Tuesday. The town hopes to avoid a … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis Northampton 5, Chicopee 0 At Szot Park First singles: Phoebe … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley girls sweep Cathedral

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The South Hadley girls tennis team didn’t drop a single set Thursday afternoon in a 5-0 victory over Cathedral at Forest Park in Springfield. Katie Meon, Katie Robitaille and Tosin Omojola lost a combined nine games in singles play for the Tigers (2-1, 1-0 Valley Wheel). South Hadley’s … 0

Former South Deerfield Grammar School needs repairs estimated at $1 million

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — To get the former South Deerfield Grammar School in perfect condition, the town would have to spend an estimated $1 million on a new slate roof, upgrading the heating, ventilation and cooling and electrical systems, installing an elevator, power washing the exterior and repairing the … 0

Hampshire’s Sara Abel shuts down Northampton in 10-inning 1-hitter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Many high school softball teams have only one top-line pitcher. But if the first two games of this season are any indication, Hampshire Regional has a pair of aces. Junior Sara Abel threw a 10-inning one-hitter as the … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Northampton girls cruise past Holyoke

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team wasted little time dispatching Holyoke Wednesday. Phoebe Gelbard and Sarina Hahn cruised at first and second singles. Xochitl Calero and Caitlyn Richmond dropped one game at first doubles, while Sara Haller and Jordan Kuhr took second doubles. Northampton 5, Holyoke 0 At Northampton … 0

Frontier Regional withdraws request for Community Preservation Act money to repair tennis courts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Superintendent Martha Barrett has withdrawn the Frontier Regional School Committee’s request for Community Preservation Act money to pay for repairs to the school tennis courts. With no money to repair them, Barrett said, “At some point, the courts may have to be closed.” The courts … 0

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton aces South Hadley

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A dominant performance in both doubles matches helped lead the Northampton boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over South Hadley Tuesday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. Francois Venne and Ian Fishman won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nate Patterson, Khalil Taylor, Ben Ruddock combine for 1-hitter for Frontier

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Frontier Regional baseball team knew Ben Ruddock would be its ace pitcher coming into the season, but how the rest of the rotation would shake out was a bit unclear. Sophomore Nate Patterson made his case for that No. 2 spot Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 home … 0

Mixed reception in Montague for representatives of Tennessee Gas Pipeline project

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MONTAGUE — Representatives of the company planning a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County attended their first local public meeting this week to a mixed reception. At least 80 people Monday filled the Town Hall’s upstairs meeting room and the attached hallway, with an overflow room downstairs. The … 0

Deerfield Town Meeting to consider $160,000 for new playground at elementary school

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield children may be getting their first new playground in more than 20 years. The town’s Community Preservation Committee has recommended $160,000 to replace the playground at the Deerfield Elementary School — a request made by the school administration and Parent-Teacher Association. The project needs final … 0

Two deny drug charges after weekend traffic stop in Deerfield

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two people have denied drug charges after a weekend traffic stop on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield. Natalee Sanborn, 22, of Charlemont, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and conspiracy to … 0