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Jacob Laprade, 17, an Easthampton High School senior, left, Nancy Dunn, an Easthampton High School faculty member and S.A.D.D. advisor, center, and Bryan Delaney, 17, an Easthampton High School senior, right, say the concert will go on rain or shine.

A concert with a cause: Easthampton High School students bring country-music performers to town Oct. 4 to raise money for S.A.D.D.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

After months of planning, organizing and budgeting, two Easthampton High School students have put together a concert starring two country music performers. Bryan Delaney, 17, and Jacob LaPrade, 17, are high school seniors, best friends, and the president and vice president, respectively, of Easthampton High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club. “Easthampton Concert for a Cause,” starring Adam Craig and …

S.A.D.D. concert organizers to be honored

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bryan Delaney and Jacob LaPrade will receive Student Ambassador awards, and Dunn will receive a Wellness Coordinator award at the Wellness Summit on Oct. 24, sponsored by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association in Franklin. Delaney has also been asked to be the keynote speaker at Greenfield Community College on Oct. 8 for the Northwest District Attorney Underage Drinking conference, geared toward middle school …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Light and Sound’ at Eastworks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organized by visual artist Trevor Powers, “Light and Sound” is simultaneously a music show accompanied by film projections and a film screening featuring live soundtracks, the intention being to create a unique audio and visual experience by allowing neither medium to dominate. Set for Oct. 4, 7-10 p.m., at the Fugitive Arts Project …

Weekend prep schools: Williston blanks Millbrook in field hockey

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hannah Touzos, Delaney Belinskas (assist), Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) and Julia Lustenader each scored as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team shut out Millbrook, 4-0, in Easthampton on Saturday. Morgan Fogleman made two saves for the Wildcats (3-2). Boys soccer Berkshire 8, Williston 0 — Terry O’Brien made 14 saves …

Williston-Northampton blows past Canterbury, 57-8

Saturday, September 27, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After outscoring Canterbury 29-0 in the first quarter alone, the Williston-Northampton football team cruised to a 57-8 win Saturday night at Sawyer Field. Williston (2-0) scored from defense and special teams in the game. Defensive back Marshall Rizzuto returned an interception 90 yards in the first …

Friday night football: Easthampton runs over Belchertown, 52-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Easthampton football team scored on all but one drive in a 52-0 shutout of Belchertown on Friday night. “Halftime came and we were telling the boys, it’s still 0-0, play 100 percent,” senior running back …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy shuts out Mohawk, 4-0, in boys soccer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quinn Rickert had two goals as the Smith Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 4-0, in Buckland on Friday. Senior midfielder Quinn Rickert had a game-high two goals as the Falcons (6-1) earned the shutout on the road. Rickert’s first goal was unassisted, while the second …

Area police news

Friday, September 26, 2014

Easthampton ∎ John Edward Fournier Jr., 44, of Springfield, was arrested at 7:46 a.m. Thursday on Union Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, being a motor vehicle operator refusing to identify himself and a marked lanes violation. Northampton ∎ Police seized three …

CHART Electricity rates to jump significantly in Valley this winter due to shortage of natural gas supplies

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Homeowners and businesses throughout the Valley should brace for significantly higher electricity bills this winter season as a result of a shortage of natural gas for generating plants. Two days after National Grid announced that its …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …

Fall planting

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Defenses shine as Easthampton, South Hadley play to scoreless draw

Thursday, September 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The atmosphere Thursday night had a postseason feel, as did the style of play exhibited by the Easthampton and South Hadley girls soccer teams. Even with two of Hampshire County’s top strikers on the field, the …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …