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Granby Veterans Memorial Committee continues to raise money for memorial construction project

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GRANBY — When the Granby Veterans Memorial Committee first got together in 2012, the members had one goal: to dedicate their time to the development and construction of a memorial to honor Granby residents who served their country in times of war. Working hand-in-hand with Friends of Granby Veterans — a nonprofit organization chartered to finance and care for the memorial — the committee of seven Granby residents has raised …

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh …

Dancing with Parkinson’s: How rhythmic movements help relieve symptoms

Monday, June 29, 2015

To at least half of the 10 people gathered for Fritha Pengelly’s dance class at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton on a recent Tuesday afternoon, just getting there was a challenge. Some of them have trouble controlling their limbs. Others have an unsteady gait or a difficult time with their balance. Yet here they …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Prosecution asks court to set date for third trial of Cara Rintala, accused of killing her wife in 2010

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson did not fulfill the prosecution’s request to set a trial date for Cara Rintala, but the case took a small step forward Wednesday when Josephson told the attorneys to complete the discovery process by the end of July. It …

Granby Town Meeting approves $20.6 million budget, up 3.3 percent from this year

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GRANBY — Voters during the second part of the annual Town Meeting that began in early May on Monday night approved a $20.6 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That is up 3.3 percent from this year’s budget of $19.9 million. As part of the …

Area police news

Monday, June 15, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 29-year-old Amherst woman is being summoned to court on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 following an argument at Alpine Commons, 133 Belchertown Road, at 12:33 p.m. Sunday, police said. During the argument, a window at the apartment was smashed and a phone …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …