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KEVIN GUTTING

Sofia Lagrotteria, 17 months, of Deerfield keeps her eyes on Sage Devlin of FoodPlay Productions as she juggles some pretend fruit during the Brain Building Festival on Saturday at Jackson Street School in Northampton. The yearly event is hosted by the Northampton public schools as part of the Week of the Young Child celebrations.

Watching closely

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Veterans Voice

Friday, April 18, 2014

Calling the roll Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between April 4 and April 17. The information given here about their service is what was provided in each obituary. Ronald Arthur Williams Sr., 64, Northampton, d. March 27; he served in Vietnam in the Marine Corps and later attained the rank of sergeant in the Air … 0

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 … 0

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Amherst boys rally to beat East Longmeadow in overtime

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team showed its resilience in an 8-7 comeback victory in overtime over East Longmeadow Friday. Trailing by one goal with about three minutes left in regulation, junior Alex LaRaja scored his only goal of the game to force the extra session for the … 0

Friday’s high school baseball/softball: Pitchers deliver for Smith Voke, Granby

Friday, April 4, 2014

A trio of local pitchers posted complete-game victories in their teams’ season openers on Friday afternoon. Baseball Smith Vocational 9, Commerce 2 — Kevin Wackerbarth went the distance, allowing five hits and fanning six for the Vikings (1-0, 1-0 Tri-County) on the road. Shawn Wackerbarth led Smith Voke … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Dairy farmer warns proposed state rules governing manure would put him out of business

Friday, April 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Dairy farms and other agricultural operations across the state warned Friday they could be put out of business by proposed regulations governing how they apply manure to their lands. “If you impose these regulations, there will … 0

School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 4, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken tenders, black beans, oven-baked fries, pears, apple TUESDAY: Meatball sandwich, cream of tomato soup, pears, sweet potato fries, apple, peas WEDNESDAY: Homemade macaroni and cheese, green beans, blueberries, carrot sticks, banana THURSDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, vegetarian beans, strawberry cup, apple, carrot sticks, romaine and cherry … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, April 4, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Alex R. Karpinski, a senior majoring in political science at the University of Rochester, was named … 0

Informational meetings planned about Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Friday, April 4, 2014

Informational meetings are planned about the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s “Northeast Expansion” project and several towns are circulating resolutions either opposing the proposed gas pipeline route or asserting that state and local regulations should apply. The Montague Select Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday with representatives … 0

Deerfield Elementary School Committee decreases budget request

Friday, April 4, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Elementary School Committee has reduced its budget request by $92,951 to ease fiscal pressures on the town. The request is now $96,559 more than this year’s budget. Rather than a 4.55 percent increase over the current year, the budget would increase by 2.23 … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0