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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

State grant allows University of Massachusetts researchers to offer free tick testing in 32 communities, including 10 in Franklin County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — A $111,000 grant from the governor’s office will let scientists at the University of Massachusetts provide tick testing to people in 32 communities, including 10 in Franklin County, at no cost to them. It is an increased effort to connect the pests to illnesses, including Lyme disease. “It tells us who … 0

At 95, Victor Waryas still cutting hair in South Deerfield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In a small porch at his Eastern Avenue home, Victor Waryas cuts, trims and styles hair a few days each week. He has cut the hair of countless clients from South Deerfield neighbors to Eaglebrook School students to actor Michael Douglas. Sixty years later, the South Deerfield man is still … 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

TransCanada Corp. to move guardrails, reducing parking for tubing, boating near Stillwater Bridge in Deerfield

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Parking near Stillwater Bridge for people who want to go tubing, boating or fishing on the Deerfield River will be more challenging this summer. TransCanada Corp., the hydro-electric company that owns part of Deerfield River bank … 1

Monday’s tennis/track: Northampton girls sprint past Amherst

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Northampton girls track & field team earned an 88-56 win over host Amherst Regional Monday. Lauren McGrath won the shot put and discus, while Alex Dibrindisi won the long jump and Catherine Lamond took the 400. The … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley earns walk-off softball win over Northampton

Monday, April 7, 2014

The South Hadley softball team opened its season in dramatic fashion, taking a 6-5 win over Northampton in eight innings at home Monday. Maddi Kelleher held the Blue Devils (0-2) scoreless to open extra innings. She and Merry Kocot walked, and Abby Lukasik singled to load the bases. … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Belchertown pulls out late win over Wahconah

Monday, April 7, 2014

For the second straight game, the Belchertown boys lacrosse team broke a late deadlock to earn a home victory. Jason Krasinkiewicz scored his second goal with 1 minute, 1 second left in regulation as the Orioles edged Wahconah Regional 8-7 on Monday afternoon. Wyatt Rousseau and Alex Bachand … 0

Welcoming the Arts Block on a sunny Sunday in South Deerfield

Monday, April 7, 2014

Today was a satisfying day, one where you could make a list and joyfully cross off each thing you got done. After our bummer winter, everyone like me with a yard is eager to get out there and clean it up. So I groomed the grass and filled … 0

Weekend high school, prep recaps: Northampton baseball drops opener to Westfield

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Northampton baseball team opened its season with a 10-2 loss at Westfield Saturday. Two players recorded their first varsity hit for the Blue Devils. Chris Soderberg went 2 for 4 with his first two hits, while Tom Horton had his first career hit. Joe Warner and Andrew … 0

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; … 0

Deerfield may postpone Town Meeting to deal with projected budget shortfall

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Officials are considering postponing the annual Town Meeting a few weeks to give the town time to find enough money to cover a projected budget shortfall for next year. The town is short $170,096 by latest estimates of the Select Board, and officials are considering … 0