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Weekend baseball/softball: Northampton advances to Sandy Koufax final

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the New England Youth Sports Association Division A playoffs at home on Sunday. Jordan Washburn earned the win for top-seeded Hamp (21-0), striking out six while holding Frontier to two hits and no walks over 6 innings. Tim Fay had an RBI single in the second and Jack Denhart doubled the sixth, … 0

Cody Cleveland, John Ferrara combine on no-hitter for Northampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cody Cleveland and John Ferrara combined on a 5-inning no-hitter for the Northampton Mickey Mantle team in a 19-0 mercy-shortened road victory over Frontier. Cleveland started and struck out two in two innings. Ferrara fanned three over the last three frames. Ferrara led a 17-hit attack for Hamp with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Garrett Connly (two runs, two RBIs), … 0

Pettengill Insurance shuts out Easthampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Scott Bicknell had a big day at the plate while Seth Sypniak took charge on the mound as Pettengill Insurance Post 260 beat Easthampton 8-0 in American Legion action Friday. Bicknell went 3 for 3 with two triples and two runs scored while knocking in three more for South Hadley. Joe … 0

Area police news

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Easthampton  Joshua L. Melendez, 23, of Holyoke, was arrested at the Public Safety Complex at 32 Payson Ave. at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of domestic assault and battery after he allegedly grabbed the back of his girlfriend’s neck and her arm in Union Plaza.  … 0

Local baseball/softball: Northampton Junior All-Stars rally in championship, force deciding game with Agawam

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Three outs from elimination in the Little League District 2 Tournament, the Northampton Junior All-Stars came through with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 12-11 win over Agawam at St. John Field in Agawam. … 0

‘Second generation’ of leadership steps up for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity as Megan McDonough named director

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The new executive director of the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity said the 20-year-old organization is ushering in a “second generation” of leadership with her appointment. The local Habitat chapter Tuesday named Megan McDonough, 33, of … 0

Watershed council helps keep Connecticut River healthy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Once one of the more polluted waterways in the nation, the Connecticut River has come a long way from its tainted past when few people were on it to boat, much less swim or fish. “Just 40 or … 0

Monday’s local baseball: Easthampton Post 225 rallies past Agawam

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nick Grise’s RBI single capped a three-run rally for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team in the seventh inning of a 3-2 win at Agawam Monday evening. Erik Fickett (run) hit a two-run triple to tie the game, scoring Justin Edinger and Noah Batchelder, who each … 0

Other than a broken foot, Jesse Stanley of Easthampton ‘felt fantastic’ during Spartan Death Race

Monday, June 30, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Jesse Stanley was not able to finish the grueling 66-hour-long Spartan Death Race in Pittsfield, Vermont, during the weekend, but he has a pretty good excuse. Stanley, 34, broke his foot sometime during the first 15 … 0

Area police news

Monday, June 30, 2014

Amherst  Tameeka Zuvers-Crews, 44, of West Springfield, was arrested at 5:08 a.m. Monday on West Street and charged with operating while under the influence of alcohol and driving to endanger after she called for help to find her way back to West Springfield, saying that she was … 0

Easthampton workers fix suspected water main break

Sunday, June 29, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Department of Public Works crews were excavating a section of Union Street across from the 7-Eleven in an attempt to find a suspected water main break Sunday night. The DPW was alerted to the break after police received a call around 6:30 p.m. As of 10 … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Scott Jablon’s walk-off grand slam gives Northampton Post 28 win over Agawam

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pinch hitter Scott Jablon kept King & Cushman Northampton Post 28’s winning streak going in grand fashion Saturday. Jablon smacked a walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch as Post 28 beat Agawam 8-7 at Arcanum Field. It was the third straight win for Northampton. Ben O’Connor drew … 0

This family pulls out the stops for a dandy July 4 celebration

Saturday, June 28, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — For members of the Mohr and Young clan, a tradition that began in 1985 when somebody planted a few flags in the ground has grown into an unabashedly elaborate display of patriotism to coincide with this … 1