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New England Natural Bakers submits bid for former Oxford Foods property in Deerfield

Saturday, September 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — The smell of pickles has long since faded from downtown Deerfield, but residents may find a new aroma wafting their way soon — freshly baked granola. New England Natural Bakers Inc., a Greenfield-based company that makes organic granola and muesli, submitted an offer of $38,500 per acre to buy the 12.9-acre former Oxford Foods pickle factory property on Jewett Avenue. The Select Board opened the sealed bid Friday …

Massachusets environmental secretary raises concerns about path of proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline

Friday, September 19, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, arguing the route is a highly sensitive environmental area. A “preliminary, non-exhaustive” state review of the route shows that it would pass through about nine state wildlife management areas, four wildlife conservation easements, more than 19 miles of …

Emily Woodward records 1,000th career assist as Frontier Regional sweeps Longmeadow in girls volleyball

Friday, September 19, 2014

LONGMEADOW — On Friday night, another line was written into the storied Frontier Regional girls volleyball record book. In a 3-0 win over Longmeadow, junior Emily Woodward set her 1,000th assist to become the only Red Hawk with the milestone. “It feels really good,” she said. “I couldn’t have done it without my …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby, Frontier Regional roll to opening wins

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Granby and Frontier Regional golf teams waited an extra week for their seasons to begin, and both enjoyed solid victories Monday afternoon. Granby beat Ware 211/2-21/2 at Cold Spring Country Club, while Frontier topped Turners Falls 151/2-81/2 at Cherry Hill. Medalist Shane Hollenbeck (45), Tristan Guzik and …

Monday’s girls volleyball/field hockey: South Hadley beats West Springfield, stays perfect

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taylor Guertin had two goals with assists from Hannah Menard and Emily Florence as the South Hadley field hockey team remained perfect with a 4-1 road win over West Springfield Monday. Beau Kass and Ali Rondeau each scored once for the Tigers (3-0, 2-0 Central). Brittany Cote did …

Monday’s boys soccer: Amherst shuts out Northampton, 3-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Six players registered a point and George Holt made five saves to lead Amherst Regional to the road shutout victory over Northampton, 3-0, on Monday. Alex Mangels, Justin Pina Lopes Sena and Alex LaRaja each scored a goal for the Hurricanes (2-0), while Ian Robson, Luke Webb and …

Monday’s girls soccer: South Hadley pulls away from Mahar

Monday, September 8, 2014

The South Hadley girls soccer team used two goals in the second half to break a halftime tie en route to a 3-1 win over Mahar Monday in South Hadley. Gigi Thibault gave the Tigers (2-1) the lead for good with an unassisted goal. Teammate Reilly Jodoin added …

Smith Academy rallies with two late goals to tie field hockey rival Frontier Regional

Monday, September 8, 2014

HATFIELD — The Smith Academy field hockey team was on the verge of being shut out by league rival Frontier Regional Monday. The Falcons kept charging like it was scoreless and the pressure cracked in their favor as …

Still no plan for former St. James Roman Catholic Church in Deerfield

Monday, September 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Eight months after acquiring the former St. James Roman Catholic Church on North Main Street, the building’s new owner still does not have any specific plans for the building. The church was purchased last December by Laurie Cuevas, the owner of Maple Valley Creamery in Hadley, …

Deerfield Recreation Department offers fall programs

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the cooler days of fall drawing nearer and community pools or beaches closing, the Recreation Department is rolling out a series of programs to keep area residents active. Field hockey An introductory field hockey program will be available for girls in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and …

Two developers consider solar farm at Deerfield landfill

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two developers are eyeing Deerfield’s landfill off Lee Road as the site of a future solar energy farm. The Solare Co., of San Jose, California, sent a letter of intent to the Select Board in July asking for a 30-day period where it would be allowed …

Friday’s high school recaps: Frontier, Amherst stay perfect with five-set victories in girls volleyball

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each needed five sets Friday to stay undefeated two matches into the season. The four-time state champion Red Hawks dropped a close fourth set, but rallied with a quick fifth to beat West Springfield 3-2. The Hurricanes let a …

Smarter than the gurus? What are your football picks? What to watch and what will happen

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday Wahconah at Northampton, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …