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Valley Views: Deerfield Valley seen from atop the Eaglebrook School’s ski slope

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eaglebrook Autumn View Deerfield Valley, Deerfield Photograph and text by Bob Solosko, Easthampton While hiking up Mount Pocumtuck in Deerfield on the last day in October, I made this image of the Deerfield Valley from the top of the Eaglebrook School’s ski slope. I found it amazing that there was still so much autumn color in the trees that late …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, November 21, 2014

■  Gas Pipeline Walk — 1.5-mile walk with Franklin Land Trust naturalist Joshua Morgan on land in Ashfield that stands in the path of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Meet at the intersection of Baptist Corner Road and North Bear River Road in Ashfield. ■ Invasive Species Removal — Removal of invasive vines Saturday and Dec. 6, 9 …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 21, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Home macaroni and cheese, carrots, spinach salad, red pepper strips, strawberry cup, pear Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, or Cinncinnati-style chili, pasta, spinach, corn, fresh fruit; JB: Pizza, rectangle pieces or Buffalo chicken tenders, …

James Ainsworth denies negligent motor vehicle homicide charges in deaths of father and daughter

Monday, November 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Family and friends of Edward D. and Brittany D. McGrath packed a Hampshire Superior Courtroom on Monday for the arraignment of the man accused in the August deaths of the father and daughter. James Walter Ainsworth, …

Area police news

Monday, November 10, 2014

Amherst ■ Ibrahima Diedhiou, 27, of 13 Arlington St., Easthampton, was arrested at 2:23 a.m. Sunday on South East Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and operating a motor vehicle that does not meet Registry of Motor Vehicles standards. ■ Jesse Klein, …

Two motorists face charges after allegedly leaving the scene of separate accidents in Easthampton

Monday, November 10, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police plan to summon two men to court for leaving the scene of single-vehicle accidents during the weekend. Police said they expect to charge Brian M. Alger, 28, of Westfield, with leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage and a marked lanes violation in …

Book celebrates fight for marriage equality

Sunday, November 9, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Ray Drewnowski and his fiancé Andrew Boivin of Holyoke were among the 50 or so people who attended the launch Sunday afternoon of a new book called “Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples …

Weekend prep schools: Williston stomps Tabor Academy, earns berth in NEPSAC championship bowl

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Williston Northampton football team closed its regular season with a 50-19 victory over Tabor Academy, Saturday in Easthampton. The Wildcats (7-1) earned a berth in the NEPSAC championship bowl game, where they will host ISL champion Lawrence Academy at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Johnny Aylward finished 14 for …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …

Hampshire Regional finishes third at WMass, punches ticket to girls cross country state meet

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Hampshire Regional girls cross country team kept its season alive with a third-place finish in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships at Northfield Recreation Center on Saturday. “We really thought we had a pretty good …

Determined Korean War veteran credited with decision to rename Manhan River bridge

Saturday, November 8, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — When Army Sgt. Fran Perrier was fighting in the Korean War, he met Normand Laplante of Chicopee and they made a pact: If something happened to Perrier, Laplante would talk to his wife. If anything happened …

Division 5 football: Pittsfield stops Easthampton, 28-12, in semifinal

Friday, November 7, 2014

PITTSFIELD — Lucius Burrell got loose once early in the game and again late, but in between he and the Easthampton football team were held in check Friday night. After the Eagles scored first, Pittsfield put up the next four touchdowns in a 28-12 victory in the Western …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …