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Wednesday’s preps: Williston boys basketball shuts down Choate

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A stingy defensive second half allowed the Williston Northampton boys basketball team to beat Choate Rosemary Hall, 68-46, on the road Wednesday. Williston (14-4) held Choate to 12 points through the first minutes of the second half after leading by seven at hafltime Jamaal David and Sam Geschecter led the team with 17 points each. Girls basketball Loomis 69, Williston 38 — Olivia Bonavita scored 13 points in a home …

White Brook Middle School students in Easthampton aim to show power of kindness with Pay it Forward Challenge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Students at White Brook Middle School aim to show just how strong the power of kindness is as they attempt to spread good deeds around their school, the city and the world. The Pay it Forward Challenge, which was launched after assemblies on Tuesday, hopes to create a worldwide chain of …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Watercolor landscapes “New England Landscapes,” an exhibit by Ashfield painter Walter Cudnohufsky, will be on view through April 30 in the second-floor waiting-area gallery at 22 Atwood Drive in Northampton. Cudnohufsky paints seasonal, New England landscapes, in watercolor. He shows work locally and regionally. For information, visit www.cudnohufsky.com. Crazy quilt “Keeping Busy: Five …

Friday’s prep schools: Olivia Bonavita helps lead Williston girls basketball comeback

Friday, January 29, 2016

Three double-digit scorers helped the Williston Northampton girls basketball team erase a 10-point deficit in the second half Saturday. Olivia Bonavita led the way with 13 points, and the Wildcats beat Wilbraham and Monson 41-36. Sarah Sullivan put up 12 points, and Sarah Marion scored 10 for Williston …

Most area educators get good grades in state-mandated evaluation

Friday, January 29, 2016

Area educators again received high marks in ratings released this week by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with statistics indicating that in most districts there is satisfaction with how most are teaching students and how schools are being managed. The 2014-2015 school year marked the …

Heading outdoors

Friday, December 11, 2015

∎   Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficient Skills Workshop — Earthwork Programs sponsors workshop in Conway Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. $50. www.earthworkprograms.com, 522-0338.  ∎   Trapping: The Sacred Harvest — Earthwork Programs sponsors a workshop in Conway Sunday, …

Events for area seniors citizens

Friday, January 29, 2016

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 TAX PREPARATION — AARP tax-aide volunteers will be providing free …

School lunch menus

Friday, January 29, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Barlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, corn, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Two soft tacos, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, January 29, 2016

Easthampton Aleksander Joseph Kochapski and Joshua J. Picard were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Florence Bridget Melinda Keefe has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Holyoke Community College The following local students …

Cheering squads

Friday, January 29, 2016

Registry of Motor Vehicles expands service options for seniors through partnership with councils on aging

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Senior citizens in Easthampton and other communities across the state no longer have to wait in line at the local Registry of Motor Vehicles branch to renew their driver’s licenses or car registrations. Through a new initiative announced Thursday, the state Department of Transportation and RMV have partnered …

Area police news: Skinny Easthampton dog checked out by animal control; traffic stop results in PCP charges

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amherst • Mychal George Carter, 24, of 277 Riverglade Drive, Apt. 6, was arrested at 2:46 a.m. Thursday on Grantwood Drive on a charge of breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony. Police said Carter was seen outside a vacant home and then was found …

Joy of reading

Thursday, January 28, 2016