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Area briefs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amherst FARMERS MARKET WORKSHOP: A free workshop focused on how residents can become more resilient and less reliant on external resources for water, food and warmth will be held during the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday at the Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St. The workshop run by Gabor Lukacs will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Professional Development Room. It is part of an educational …

Kate Sullivan nets 21 points, pulls within four of 1K for Hopkins Academy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Sullivan scored 21 points to move within four of 1,000 for her career as the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team defeated Turners Falls 63-40 at home Friday night. The senior hit five 3-pointers and also had eight rebounds and three assists. Hopkins (2-1) plays at home against Lenox at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. …

Commuter rail options next step in improved rail service along ‘Knowledge Corridor’

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Now that the decades-long dream of a high-speed train zooming along the Connecticut River is a lock, the region’s leaders expect to turn their attention to the next significant game-changer — a commuter rail system shuttling passengers up and down the Valley many times a day. From the Valley’s northern reaches …

Phyllis A. Anderson

Sunday, December 14, 2014

AGAWAM — Phyllis A. Anderson, 75, of Southwick, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Country Estates of Agawam. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m., in the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Easthampton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of …

Irene Weidhaas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Irene Weidhaas, 94, of Easthampton, died peacefully with her family at her side Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Born in Easthampton, she was the daughter of Emil and Irene (Reopel) Tourville. She grew up in Easthampton and was a graduate of Easthampton High School, class of 1938. …

John Berger

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — John Emil Berger, formerly of Holyoke and Easthampton, passed away suddenly in Englewood, Florida Nov. 29, 2014. He was a 1970 Holyoke High School graduate. John was an independent contractor and carpenter, specializing in patio …

Police arrest private duty nurse in prescription drug theft

Saturday, December 13, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police arrested a private duty home health aide nurse after a monthlong investigation into the theft of prescription medications and other items from elderly residents at Lathrop’s Easthampton campus. Ann L. Fisher, 29, of 324 Acrebrook …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …

Friday’s high schools: Holyoke Catholic drops opener to Lenox in overtime

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 42-41 in overtime to Lenox on the road Friday night. The Millionaires used a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime, then made their free throws down the stretch to win. Danielle Easton had 16 points, …

CORRECTED: Chloe Rombach released from Baystate Medical Center after being struck by car in Northampton; unclear where

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Chloe Rombach, the 22-year-old Northampton woman struck by a car while crossing Bridge Street earlier this week, was released from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Rombach was struck by a car driven by Kenzie Kimble-Badgett, 18, of 8 Button …

Second annual ‘Whobalation’ to take over Pulaski Park in Easthampton on Sunday

Friday, December 12, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton’s second annual celebration of the legend that the city inspired Whoville in the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is returning to Pulaski Park on Sunday. The “Whobalation” will feature music, singing, hot chocolate and “holiday cheer,” according to its Facebook event page. …

school lunch menus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, pineapple cup, fresh apple TUESDAY: Twin chicken soft tacos, black beans, fresh apple, romaine lettuce, sliced peaches, sweet red pepper strips WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, peas, …