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Around Easthampton: Citywide tag sale set for May 16; EHS freshman to skip 16th birthday party, hold food and clothing drive

Saturday, April 18, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Three city residents are organizing Easthampton’s first citywide tag sale to be held May 16 beginning at 9 a.m. Joan LaRose, Nancy Wagner and Gail Croake are encouraging anyone interested in having a tag sale this spring to join their efforts and schedule their own sale for May 16. So far 25 people from all sections of Easthampton have agreed to hold a tag sale at their own …

Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire’s Brian McGan named MIAA coach of year as Raiders stay perfect

Friday, April 17, 2015

The MIAA announced its 2014-15 coaches of the year and awarded Hampshire Regional softball coach Brian McGan with his sport’s honor on Friday. “I’m very humbled by it. It’s a great honor,” McGan said. “The kids from my past teams have obviously helped me get there. They made Hampshire what Hampshire is. I’ve just tried to guide them to the right point.” McGan …

Friday’s high schools: Belchertown boys lacrosse routs Monson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alex Wordsworth’s seven goals and an assist powered the Belchertown boys lacrosse team to a 14-1 home blowout over Monson Friday afternoon. Ben Magarian (four goals, assist) and Grant Irving (two goals, three assists) each posted five points for the Orioles (4-1, 3-0 Suburban). Jack Medina picked up four assists, Jack Kenney added his first career varsity tally, and Connor Hughes and Adam …

Reclamation project: Runner’s art recaptures Boston Marathon’s joy and whimsy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan of Easthampton is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon. An artist and a competitive distance runner, Phelan has created a series of paintings that …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Amherst boys, girls net sweeps to stay undefeated

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional boys and girls tennis teams are off to a fine start to the season. Each team improved to 3-0 on the season with shutouts Tuesday: the girls beat South Hadley, 5-0, while the boys did the same to Belchertown. Girls tennis Amherst Regional 5, South …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: Defense comes through for Northampton in win over Minnechaug

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The middle infield for the Northampton baseball team turned three double plays as the Blue Devils beat Minnechaug, 7-3, in Northampton Tuesday. Leading 6-2 with the bases loaded in the sixth, Cody Cleveland induced a 4-6-3 double play between second baseman Garret Connly, shortstop Tim Horton and first …

Tuesday’s high school softball: Stephanie Start tosses no-hitter for Smith Vocational

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stephanie Start threw a no-hitter and struck out nine as the Smith Vocational softball team beat Sci-Tech, 17-1 in five innings, in Springfield Tuesday. Avalon Darby scored three runs and drove in a pair, and Miranda Clark had three RBIs for the Vikings (1-1, 1-0 Tri-County). Frontier Regional …

Concerns raised over future of competitive Dolphins team as Hampshire Regional YMCA reviews aquatics program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Parents and swimmers at the Hampshire Regional YMCA are concerned that the competitive Dolphins swim team program will be eliminated as the result of a review of the aquatics program. “We have been led to believe …

Tuesday’s high school boys volleyball/lacrosse: Smith Vocational debuts, knocks off Southwick for program’s first win

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Smith Vocational boys volleyball team made its first official match an exciting one, edging host Southwick 3-2 on the road Tuesday for the program’s first win. The Vikings won 25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 24-26, 15-12. Jorge Andujar had 13 assists and four kills for Smith Voke (1-0), while …

Annual teaching awards aim to recognize unsung heros

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Though it’s barely been eight months since Michael Berg started his career as a classroom teacher, it would seem that he’s been at it for years. With less than an hour before dismissal, his fourth-grade students at Chestnut …

Iconic windmill at Haber’s Farm in Easthampton makes move to Leeds

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Carole LaValle of Lyman Street had a very vocal reaction Tuesday morning to the commotion across the way at Haber’s Farm — a small windmill being uprooted from its foundation and put on a trailer. “This …

Area police news

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Amherst ∎ Jayson Stinson, 31, of 21 Old Amherst Road, Belchertown, was arrested at 5:25 p.m. Monday on Montague Road on a warrant. Belchertown ∎ Lilliana Nunez, 27, of Leominster, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. Thursday on Franklin Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a …

Greenfield man admits to three drug charges resulting from two arrests last year

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man pleaded guilty Monday to three drug charges resulting from two incidents a month apart in 2014. Dwight Belisle, 47, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in connection with his …