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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 Tuesday. The town hopes to avoid a … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis … 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

Deerfield faces $730,311 budget shortfall; Proposition 2½ override may be considered

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With only four weeks to go until the annual Town Meeting, Deerfield is facing a budget shortfall of $730,311 for next year and it may have to consider an override of Proposition 2½ — the … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0