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BRIEFS: Granby High School coach Tom Burke to replace Florence Bank CEO John Heaps Jr. as chairman of WMass Sports Commission

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Tom Burke will serve as chairman of the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission. Burke replaces John F. Heaps Jr., president and CEO of Florence Bank, who served a two-year term as chairman. Burke, a longtime area coach, has served has Granby High School’s golf and girls varsity basketball coach for the last nine years. The Springfield native has been or is involved in a variety of civic organizations, including the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Mass., the Spirit of Springfield, the Springfield Parking Authority, the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Springfield Youth Commission. …

Red Fire Farm holds its annual Tomato Festival in Granby

Monday, August 24, 2015

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MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend will be hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Western Massachusetts …

Wild Willy’s Games Galore & Table Top Emporium a haven for gamers

Monday, August 10, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Bill Scott and Max Gaj are not giving up their day jobs to launch their latest enterprise, which is part retail store for fantasy gamers, part clubhouse, part hobby shop and totally an opportunity to …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, August 7, 2015

Amherst Dylan K. Hebert was awarded faculty honors for the spring semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. A. Miguel Reda received three awards from the University of Vermont: the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Emerging Leadership Award, the UVM Ram Vincent-Bryan Community Builders Award and …

Renovation, expansion of East Meadow School in Granby moves forward

Thursday, August 6, 2015

GRANBY — A vote Thursday by the Massachusetts School Building Authority in Boston advanced an effort to renovate and expand the East Meadow School, according to Select Board Chairman Mark Bail, who also heads the town’s School Building …

Weekend Planner — Music: The Springfield Mandolin Orchestra at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Making its debut just this past year, the Springfield Mandolin Orchestra seeks to reclaim an era from 100 years or so ago when there were literally dozens of mandolin orchestras throughout New England. Based at Sweet Music Studio …

Ray-Ban sunglasses reported stolen off of café table — and other area police news

Monday, August 3, 2015

Amherst ∎ Steven M. Rivera, 28, of Greenfield, was arrested at Rafters Sunday afternoon on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction/intimidation. According to police records, officers were summoned to the 422 Amity St. bar at 3:53 p.m. at the request of an employee who wanted a trespass order …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of …

Area Property Deed Transfers for the week ending July 24

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For the week ending July 24, 2015: Amherst Dorie Helene Goldman Est, Evan M. Goldman Personal Representative, to Kristin Ratliff, 33 Ward St., Amherst, $259,900 Fredrika P. Clement, William P. Clement, to Clement Family Trust, Fredrika P. Clement, Tr., William P Clement, Tr. , 21 High Point Drive, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination …