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Easthampton Savings Bank beats PeoplesBank, takes Game 1 of Tri-County League championship series

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kyle Murphy delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth as Easthampton Savings Bank outlasted Peoples Bank 8-7 Friday evening in Game 1 of the Tri-County League championship series at Daley Field in Easthampton. ESB scored all of its runs from the fourth through the sixth innings to move within a victory of the title. Murphy went 3 for 4, drove in three runs and scored two …

Easthampton’s Chris Starcun makes the most of first season with Valley Blue Sox

Friday, July 31, 2015

HOLYOKE — Chris Starcun had reached the point in his baseball career where he needed the greatest possible challenge, especially coming off a breakthrough sophomore season at American International College. He found it just down the road from his hometown. And despite no guarantee of remaining on the roster for the entire season, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel Norwood, a freshman majoring in history, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 23, 2015

One cool kitty PaintBox Theater’s children’s theater performances of “Puss in Boots” continue through Saturday at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. in Northampton. Puss is one cool kitty who will show audiences how to get from …

Easthampton Savings Bank snaps scoreless streak to beat Chicopee and force Game 3

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CHICOPEE — The Easthampton Savings Bank baseball team stood one out from its 11th consecutive scoreless inning to start the Tri-County League playoffs. But catcher Brandon Kubik ended that streak and sent Easthampton on its way to a …

Local baseball: South Hadley slugs past Holyoke in Mickey Mantle tournament

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Evan Levrault and Thomas Shea both went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to power South Hadley to a 12-6 road win over Holyoke in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Mickey Mantle tournament. James Roux walked three and fanned two in the first five innings until Levrault relieved …

Easthampton bats attack late to beat Frontier, 5-1, in Mickey Mantle postseason action

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — After two and a half innings of a pitchers duel, Easthampton Mickey Mantle stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third inning and quickly loaded the bases with no outs. Then Frontier’s Kyle …

Joy and sacrifice: Never a dull moment for the nine-member Coleman family of Easthampton

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

On a recent Monday evening, Nori and Joe Coleman stood on the back stoop of their Easthampton home and watched six of their seven children play basketball in the yard. Hannah grabbed a rebound and passed to her …

To-do list: Area events for families

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BIG TOP STOP Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Cirkus Smirkus is coming to town. Each summer, the Greensboro, Vermont-based youth circus troupe tours the Northeast, setting up their 750-seat, one ring, European-style big top in fortunate towns …

New England Basketball Hall of Fame set to induct 12 locals

Monday, July 20, 2015

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame is placing special attention on western Massachusetts with this year’s class and reception. A lengthy list of local high school coaches and former athletes are among the many to be inducted in this year on August 8 at the DCU Center …

What does it mean to be a man? The Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Massachusetts seeks answers, plans course for change

Monday, July 20, 2015

A young boy goes into a doctor’s office for his annual physical. It’s fall, and flu season is coming, so his mother request a vaccination for him. The boy looks frightened as the nurse prepares the shot, but …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, July 20, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Please send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Cognitive health Caitlin Anable from Bay Path University in Longmeadow is presenting a series of sessions at the Northampton Senior Services & Senior Center focused on enhancing health and cognition. The series, called “Success Does Not Stop Growing,” will …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, July 20, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ VISION, SPEECH AND HEARING VISION — A low-vision support group meets regularly from March through December on the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Transportation provided; …