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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

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

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