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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

Police assist firefighters when bathtub curtain ignites from nearby candle — and other area police news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Amherst • Kaitlyn L. Vahey, 19, of Marlborough, was arrested at 4:12 p.m. Saturday on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle after the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Main and North East streets rear-ended a second vehicle, police said. …

Police logs from Northampton, South Hadley and Granby

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Granby • Jamie Audet, 27, of Rutland, was arrested on New Ludlow Road at 1:58 a.m. Nov. 19 on a warrant. • Daniel R. Veratti, 24, of Hardwich, was arrested on West State Street at 10:39 p.m. Nov. 14 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Northampton • Alejandro A. Moseley, 24, of 70 Larkspur Drive in Amherst, …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: BBQ rib sandwich, oven fries or sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; …

Millbury breaks Granby’s stout defense in 3-0 state Division 3 semifinal win

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — Faced with its greatest challenge of the season, the defense of the Granby girls soccer team extended its stellar postseason run well into Wednesday’s state Division 3 semifinal. The back line held for the first 50 …

Granby faces high-powered Millbury with trip to state finals on line

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The elation on the faces of the Granby girls soccer players was quite evident after winning the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship Sunday afternoon. The Rams beat Southwick 2-1 to reclaim the throne they sat upon in 2013, the year they also reached the state title game. But …

Health events: Area support groups, resources and more

Monday, November 16, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ MISCELLANEOUS DEBTORS ANONYMOUS — Area groups for those dealing with credit card debt, overspending or underearning. Meetings are Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Holyoke Medical Center. For more information go to www.danewengland.org or call 617-728-1426. UNDEREARNERS ANONYMOUS …

Cara Rintala allowed to visit family in Rhode Island for holidays

Monday, November 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson granted a request Monday to allow Cara Rintala to travel to Rhode Island for the holidays to spend time with her family. Rintala, who appeared in court, is accused of strangling her wife, Annamarie Rintala, in their Granby home …

Area police news

Monday, November 16, 2015

Amherst • Police kept the peace between two guests at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter, 434 North Pleasant St., who were arguing over $10 that one owed the other at 8:09 p.m. Monday. • A car struck a pedestrian at 5:53 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North …

Granby stays perfect, beats Southwick to capture Division 3 girls soccer crown

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WESTFIELD — Maintaining its undefeated record Sunday, the Granby girls soccer team completed perhaps an even more impressive feat while winning the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship. The Rams capped a perfect mark against WMass divisional opponents by …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …