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South County Emergency Medical Service to cost nearly $750,000 in first year

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Southern Franklin County residents will be asked to approve $749,594 for the first full year of the South County Emergency Medical Service. The latest budget numbers for the regional paramedic service are $387,999 for Deerfield, $235,947 for Sunderland and $125,647 for Whately. The budget reflects the estimated full-year cost to run the regional round-the-clock paramedic service. In October, residents approved only the half-year cost. The administrators of … 0

Deerfield will consider request for repairs to Frontier Regional School tennis courts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Residents this spring will consider funding repairs to the Frontier Regional School tennis courts after all. The Deerfield Community Preservation Committee reconsidered Thursday night and voted unanimously to recommend the request to Town Meeting on April 28. The only town left to recommend the request to Town Meeting is Conway. The Whately and Sunderland committees already recommended the requests. Superintendent … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Northampton girls lacrosse stomps Westfield, 17-6

Friday, April 11, 2014

Three players posted hat tricks as the Northampton girls lacrosse team won for the second time in as many days, beating Westfield 17-6 at home Friday. Missie Maiewski (two assists), Ursa Heidinger and Hunter Zackaricz all scored three times for the Blue Devils (2-0). Caitlin Keefe scored twice … 0

Two drivers injured when cars collide on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield

Friday, April 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — The two drivers injured in a Thursday afternoon crash on Routes 5 and 10 are in good medical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Tophie Nowak, 70, of Enfield, Conn., was treated at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and released, said spokeswoman Amy Swisher. Jean McIntyre, 60, … 0

Northampton city treasurer George Zimmerman one of three finalists for town administrator in Deerfield

Friday, April 11, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — George R. Zimmerman, the city treasurer of Northampton, is one of three finalists for town administrator in Deerfield. The other candidates are Michael Bissonnette, a former four-term mayor of Chicopee, and Andrew Golas, executive assistant … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Keith Natale walk-off caps Smith Academy’s season-opening win over Hopkins

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It took six innings for the Smith Academy baseball team to find its footing in 2014. The Falcons rallied for three runs in the seventh to walk off with a 4-3 victory over Hopkins Academy, Thursday in Hatfield. … 0

Thursday’s high school lacrosse recaps: South Hadley’s Meg Ginley lights up East Longmeadow for six goals in win

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meg Ginley scored her sixth goal of the game to put the South Hadley girls lacrosse team up for good in an eventual 10-9 home win over East Longmeadow Thursday afternoon. Gabi Schwalm (one assist) added an insurance goal for the Tigers (1-1) that came in handy as … 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