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Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch to make it 7-6 and set up … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis Northampton 5, Chicopee 0 At Szot Park First singles: Phoebe … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Katherine Conlisk (javelin), Kat Miner (high jump), Jaime Byrne … 0

2 women found dead in SUV in Goshen

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GOSHEN — Two women of similar age apparently committed suicide in an SUV-type vehicle parked in a driveway at 27 West St. around 6 p.m. Monday, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. The DA’s office confirmed the … 3

Westhampton Elementary School’s read-with-a-dog program highlighted in new book

Friday, March 14, 2014

After reading a newspaper story a few years ago about teams from Bright Spot Therapy dogs visiting local nursing homes, Westhampton Elementary School librarian Karen Rousseau had an inspiration. “I wondered if perhaps they might visit schools and … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement … 0

Panel gears up to move on repair project for Goshen Town Hall

Friday, March 14, 2014

After a history of stops and starts on plans to refurbish the John James Memorial Town Hall, a new committee has been formed to get the ball rolling. The Goshen Town Hall Rehabilitation Advisory Committee is charged with … 0

High school weekend recaps: Weir wrestles to third, Lachowicz fifth at New Englands

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hampshire Regional High School wrestling teammates Brendan Weir (132) and John Lachowicz (285) finished third and fifth, respectively, at the 50th annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday at Providence Career and Technical Center in Providence, R.I. Weir was awarded third place in the 132 … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library Inc., Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Jones Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Town Gown Steering Committee, 5 p.m., … 0

Hilltown Voices: Countdown to Goshen meltdown underway; CDC offers tax credit program

Friday, March 7, 2014

Forget the groundhog and his shadowy predictions about spring. In Goshen, spring is marked when the traditional meltdown flag plunges through the melting ice on Hammond Pond. For the past eight years, hundreds of people have wagered on the day and time a 69-pound cement block that holds … 0

Interim Principal Kristen Smidy to head Hampshire Regional for another year; interviews set for Norris School principal job

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The search for a new principal at Hampshire Regional High School has been put off for a year after the School Committee opted to keep interim Principal Kristen Smidy on through at least the 2014-15 school … 0

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

Raiders duo reach podium at All-States

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A pair of Hampshire Regional wrestlers punched their tickets to the New England championships next weekend. Both John Lachowicz and Brendan Weir earned top-six finishes in their respective weight classes at the All-State Tournament in Lowell Saturday. At … 0