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Summer Cavanaugh, of Easthampton, pitches to West Side during the Metro League championship Tuesday at Greenleaf Park in Springfield.

Metro softball: Easthampton falls in championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To get a shot at the Metro League Championship, the Easthampton Eliminators first had to win the conclusion of a suspended semifinal game Tuesday night. A 5-3 win over Chicopee sent them to the finals, but their season came to an end with a 6-4 loss to West Springfield. The runner-ups were paced by Savannah Cavanaugh’s four-RBI night. She drove … 0

Slam Dunk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the end of the high school basketball season, the Easthampton girls team pulled a fast one on coach Jay Fortier. The four Eagle seniors, with the help of their teammates, classmates and Fortier’s family, turned senior night into a cancer awareness fundraiser. Fortier spent the season coaching through throat and mouth cancer, … 0


Monday, July 28, 2014

Amherst  A New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with a number of crimes early Sunday morning, including assault and battery on a police officer, after he allegedly was found sleeping on the porch of Amherst Laser and Skin Care on North Pleasant Street. Police said they woke up Brandon Borghi, 20, of Alton Bay, shortly before 2 a.m. and he allegedly … 0

'I committed no fireable offense' Unclear why Easthampton mayor's assistant Susan Giza, who surpassed 50 candidates for job, let go after 6 months

Monday, July 28, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Six months after Mayor Karen L. Cadieux hired Susan Giza to be her administrative assistant, Giza is no longer on the job and says she was dismissed without cause. Giza, 61, of 7 Meadowbrook Drive, held … 1

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 … 0

Easthampton’s Popcorn Noir becomes The Platinum Pony with new mission but same spunky attitude

Saturday, July 26, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Change has been the rule at 30-32 Cottage St. since Kristen Davis and Thomas Doherty turned the space into Popcorn Noir, a free movie theater, in October 2011. One year later, they expanded into a next … 4

B2B ID: Gabe Ripley, owner, Off the Map Tattoos, Easthampton

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NAME: Gabe Ripley TITLE: Owner, Off the Map Inc., 112 Cottage St., Easthampton WEBSITE: OfftheMapTattoo.com AGE: 39 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: Essentially 1996, officially in 2000 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: More than 30 WHAT YOU DO: Off … 0

Friday’s local baseball: Easthampton Savings Bank falls to PeoplesBank

Friday, July 25, 2014

PeoplesBank scored six runs with two outs in the first inning and rolled to an 11-1 win over Easthampton Savings Bank in Game 2 of their best-of-three Tri-County League semifinal series. Game 3 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at MacKenzie Field in Holyoke. Mike Farrell struck out … 0

Deaf and hard of hearing children find their story at Clarke Schools camp in Easthampton

Friday, July 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — In a classroom on The Williston Northampton School campus Thursday, six children clapped, hopped and boogied while singing backup along with a recording of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors while Jordan Gatewood, 13, … 0

Judge: Gary Couchon of Easthampton is too dangerous to be released after alleged attack on two women

Friday, July 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In tears during a Northampton District Court hearing Friday, an Easthampton woman testified that the man arrested after a weekend assault at her home was her best friend and someone she only feared when he was drinking. She said he has been sober for three months … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. An Acadian flycatcher continues to be seen down from Gate 22 at the Quabbin Reservoir. Two young Orchard orioles were found in the East … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, July 25, 2014

HUMMINGBIRD River Valley Way, Easthampton Photograph and text by Bob Solosko of Easthampton I’ve been watching this hummingbird since it discovered some red flowers in a field on River Valley Way in Easthampton. It’s been visiting these flowers … 0