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South Hadley's Mike Miele has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year.

Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Mike Miele

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Player of the Year Mike Miele, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: Miele propelled himself just short of a title this year in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tournament, falling in the finals against Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin 6-0, 6-1. Miele beat Northampton’s Francois Venne 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Minnechaug’s Matt Gurski 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in the semifinals. The Tigers’ No. 1 singles player had a 15-3 record in the regular season and led the team to the WMass Division 3 semifinal round. An aggressive player, Miele overpowered his opponents with a mix of tricky inside-out forehands and quick drives to the net. Miele said will …

Area police news

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Amherst ∎ Mabvuto Kenneth Tsonga, 38, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday at a Main Street residence on a warrant after a resident contacted police for assistance in removing him from the home. ∎ Police are investigating a break-in to Mom’s Dumpling and Noodles restaurant, 61 Main St., reported at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday. No …

Kevin Pardee of Easthampton held on $75,000 on charges related to alleged kidnapping, assault of ex-girlfriend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man accused of kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend over the course of a day as well as threatening her with an illegal gun was ordered held on $75,000 bail at his arraignment in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday. Kevin E. Pardee, 28, whose last known address was 12 Plain St., Easthampton, pleaded not guilty to charges of two counts of …

Easthampton Congregational Church concert to support South Carolina church where nine were fatally shot

Saturday, June 27, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Congregational Church will host a concert to benefit the South Carolina church where nine people were fatally shot earlier this month. The concert will feature nearly 20 acts in the church at 112 Main St. at 4 p.m. July 5. Donations are voluntary, and …

Friday’s summer baseball: Northampton Post 28 shuts out Amherst Post 148

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sam Walker allowed two hits and struck out eight over six shutout innings in earning a 4-0 road win for Northampton Post 28 over Amherst Post 148 Friday night. Ian Ostberg went 3 for 4 and scored a run for Hamp (5-3), while Will O’Connor had two hits …

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program awards certificates to 29 graduates

Friday, June 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 29 members of the Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program class of 2015 graduated Friday afternoon. The ceremony was held on the main campus for the 23rd graduating class of the 10-month program, which prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Graduates are now eligible …

Family, friends of Edward and Brittany McGrath ask public to attend expected guilty plea, sentencing for James Ainsworth

Friday, June 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James W. Ainsworth is expected to admit in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday that he was high on heroin when the SUV he was driving struck a motorcycle on Route 5 last August, killing a father …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, June 26, 2015

GAYLORD LIBRARY — Gaylord Library in South Hadley is looking for two friendly people who would enjoy volunteering at the library’s circulation desk one afternoon a month. Basic computer skills needed. Training provided. One year commitment preferred. 538-5047 or email shgaylord@gmail.com volunteer english tutors — The International Landguage …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, June 26, 2015

Amherst Sarah Winter Kulp graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Spanish from McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland. Tori Juster, daughter of Emily Juster and granddaughter of Norton and Jeanne Juster, all of Amherst, graduated from …

Beach Eats in our own backyard: No need to head to the ocean for fresh seafood

Friday, June 26, 2015

Under a hot sun, a subtle breeze carries the scent of fried seafood out to the lot outside Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack on Route 10 in Easthampton where customers are dining on the fresh fish at picnic tables …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Easthampton Eliminators sack Northampton Rage in Metro softball debut

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The first inning took a while: about half an hour of the 90-minute game. It ended in style when Northampton’s Ally Vanasse spun a double play to stem an unchallenged six-run rally by Easthampton. The Easthampton …

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity seeks 50 women volunteers for ‘Super Insulation-Installation Day’ in Easthampton

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — As construction continues on a two-family “green” house at 246-248 East St. in Easthampton, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Beyond Green Construction for a “Super Insulation-Installation Day” — and they are seeking 50 women volunteers to join the effort. This one-day event …