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Hannah Perkins of Lincoln reads a letter from U.S. Rep. James McGovern at the FERC Rally.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Residents group files suit over pipeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents whose property would be crossed by the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government in U.S. District Court in Springfield. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, asks the government to halt all activity of any federal agency related to approval of the pipeline project and argues …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB …

Strong afternoon storm downs trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive limbs stripped from one tree pinned power lines. Another stout tree, in the front yard …

Legislation filed by Stephen Kulik would give communities discretion in seeking payments from smaller nonprofits

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A bill designed to give local governments power to require nonprofits to contribute more money to municipal budgets could see larger institutions such as Deerfield Academy paying much more each year, but it provides for more discretion when it comes to smaller organizations. If the …

State Rep. Stephen Kulik files legislation that would allow communities to require payments from schools, nonprofits

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a bill filed by state Rep. Stephen Kulik passes legislative muster this session, it could result in private schools and other nonprofits contributing more toward the local budget of their host community. The legislation, House Bill 2584, would allow towns to require nonprofits to pay …

Tuesday’s local baseball: Easthampton pitching staff combines for two-hitter in Mickey Mantle action

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hunter Brooks drove in four runs to back the Easthampton Mickey Mantle pitching staff’s two-hitter in a 12-1 win over South Hadley at Landers Field on Tuesday. Brooks went 3 for 4 and scored two runs, while Steve …

Microburst hits South Deerfield, sending tree limbs onto homes and knocking out power

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst hit South Deerfield, producing straight-line wind damage just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service said the estimated path of the storm was just short of a half-mile. Deerfield Police reported via social media that Hillside Road was closed …

Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay …

In light of Independence Day, Civil War re-enactors honor union fighters

Monday, July 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — The pungent, sour smell of gunpowder filled the air Saturday during a nine-point salute demonstration on how to load and fire an 1861 musket. Re-enactors from the Stone Soul Peter Brace Brigade and Massachusetts 54th Colored …

Area business briefs

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winston will discuss state’s sick-leave law NORTHAMPTON — Attorney James B. Winston of Northampton will discuss the new sick-leave law in Massachusetts that took effect July 1 in a program at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Greater …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. …

‘Different spokes for different folks’: Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way …