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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, …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football rolls on senior night

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ian Ostberg threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half alone as the Williston Northampton football team romped over Pomfret 48-16 on senior night Saturday in Easthampton. The junior signal caller from Florence tossed scores of 51 and 39 yards to Michael Dereus, then …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Granby rallies to down Mount Everett, reach Division 4 semifinals

Friday, November 6, 2015

Trailing at halftime, the Granby boys soccer team rallied to reach the semifinal round for the first time since 2010. The fourth-seeded Rams came back to beat No. 5 Mount Everett, 3-2, in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round, Friday in Granby. “They’re very excited,” coach …

Upcoming events for senior citizens

Friday, October 30, 2015

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. The centers will be closed Wednesday in observance of Veteran’s Day. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk …

volunteer Opportunities

Friday, November 6, 2015

free medical clinic of the amherst survival center — Assist volunteer physicians and nurses with providing basic medical care in a walk-in clinic. The Amherst Survival Center Free Medical Clinic is seeking to expand its team of volunteer physicians, nurses and medical assistants during clinic hours on Mondays, …

School lunch menus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, cauliflower, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Veteran’s Day no school THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, …

What2Watch4: South Hadley, Frontier Regional open Week 9 with playoff football

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chicopee Comp at South Hadley Friday, 7 This is the second of three meetings this season between the rivals, but it’s certainly the most significant as the winner advances to the WMass Division 4 championship. The No. 2 …

WMass boys soccer: Granby’s balance too much for Smith Voke in first round

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GRANBY — With six players notching at least one point, the Granby boys soccer team displayed its typical offensive balance in its Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament first-round game. But it was junior forward Weishan Li who provided …

Granby Police administer Narcan to treat overdose victim in CVS parking lot

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GRANBY — Police used Narcan to revive a 19-year-old man in the parking lot of the CVS pharmacy at 70 West State St. at 4:38 p.m. Sunday after responding to a report of a person who had possibly overdosed. Sgt. Gary Poehler and Auxiliary Officer Ryan Barthelette found …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …

Goat reunited with owner after antics in Granby neighborhood include licking police cruiser

Monday, November 2, 2015

GRANBY — A goat has been reunited with its owner after its off-leash antics in a West Street neighborhood Monday night included licking a police cruiser. Police responded to a report of the loose goat about 8 p.m. …