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KEVIN GUTTING
A crew from Northern Tree Service clears brush from the east side of Mountain Rd. (Rt. 141) in Easthampton on Monday. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, April 30, to remove trees uprooted in the October 8 microburst.

Mountain Road in Easthampton closed for much of week as crews continue clearing fallen trees

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Mountain Road will remain closed for most of the next few days as work continues to clear trees that pose a danger of falling into the busy street. Mountain Road (Route 141) will continue to be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday as crews work to clean up trees uprooted by the Oct. 8 microburst …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and Chloe Zinter had an assist apiece. Kailey Pacheco stopped 10 shots in the win. Chicopee …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, Haley Dumas and Hannah Rome knocked in a run apiece in the eighth inning. Anna …

Weekend high schools: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional mow down Northampton

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexis Ferris’ perfect ERA is no more, but the Hampshire Regional softball team is still rolling. Ferris allowed her first run of the season Sunday, but she walked none and struck out 10 as the Raiders beat Northampton 4-1 Sunday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette (hit) and Taylor Boutwell …

Western Mass Distance Project ready to take on Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At an Elks cross country road race in Holyoke three years ago, Laura Christoph spotted a group of guys in singlets that had a picture of Massachusetts on the front and the words “Western Mass” on …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Friday’s high school baseball: Freshman Jonathan Morrison fans 17 in one-hitter for Hopkins Academy

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jonathan Morrison gave the Hopkins Academy baseball team two outstanding outings in its run to the state final last season. On Friday Morrison dominated in his first start as a permanent member of the rotation. The freshman struck out 17 in a one-hit shutout as the Golden Hawks …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton boys tennis takes down Belchertown

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team was quick to dismiss Belchertown, 4-1, at JFK Middle School on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-1) didn’t drop a game in the singles matches. Francios Venne led the charge at first singles, beating Trent Zulkiewicz in straight sets. The Orioles (1-4) picked up …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, Northampton

Friday, April 17, 2015

Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, junior, Northampton Season highlights: The versatile junior posted seven top-eight finishes over three postseason meets. She won long jump titles at the PVIAC championship meet (16 feet, 10 inches) and the state …

Veterans Voice: News of interest to local veterans

Friday, April 17, 2015

Announcements ELECTION: DAV Chapter 92 will be conducting their nominations and elections of chapter officers for 2015-2016 Thursday, 7 p.m., at VFW Post 8006, 18 Meadow St., Florence. There will be a collation following the meeting. All active chapter 92 members are welcome to attend and vote. ASSISTANCE: …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, April 17, 2015

HOSPICE OF THE FISHER HOME — Seeking volunteers for weekend visits at the hospice, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, to help with welcoming guests, providing support for residents, family and friends, meal preparation, gardening and running errands. Next training April 24 and 25, noon to 4:30 p.m. Contact …