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KEVIN GUTTING
Cara Lee Rintala watches the proceedings during her trial in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Seated next to her is Luke Ryan of her defense team.

Third trial for Cara Rintala, accused of murdering wife, moves forward after Supreme Judicial Court denies her motion to dismiss case

Friday, May 22, 2015

A decision by a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice has cleared the way for a third trial for Cara Rintala, the Granby woman accused of killing her wife in 2010. After two previous trials in 2013 and 2014 ended in mistrials due to deadlocked juries, Rintala’s attorney, David Hoose of Northampton, asked the Supreme Judicial Court to dismiss the case …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the win on the mound and had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Roberson had …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka and Seth Gewanter each had two hits and scored twice for the Red Hawks (7-10, …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Belchertown punches postseason ticket

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Belchertown softball team made sure early on that it would clinch a postseason berth Wednesday. The Orioles scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 25-3 road victory over Mahar in five innings. Lexi Lajeunesse went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: David Longstreeth fans 18 as Smith Academy beats Easthampton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

David Longstreeth picked up his 30th career win with an 18-strikeout performance to lead the Smith Academy baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Easthampton in Hatfield Wednesday. Longstreeth struck out the first 10 batters before allowing a …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …

Monday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton recovers to race past Longmeadow, clinch share of league title

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Northampton boys track & field team had one day to recover from the MSTCA Invitational, but that was enough as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 78-62, Monday in Northampton. Nik Smith won the 100 in 11.3 seconds and took first in the 200 in 22.8 for Hamp …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hopkins Academy rallies to drop Greenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trailing by two, the Hopkins Academy baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Greenfield, Monday in Hadley. Drew Castronovo had three hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Golden Hawks (10-1, 6-0). His two-out …

Monday’s high school softball: Easthampton jumps on Gateway Regional

Monday, May 11, 2015

Haley McFarland had four hits, an RBI and two runs scored to power the Easthampton softball team to a 14-2 six-inning win over Gateway Regional at Nonotuck Park Monday. Amanda Lambert added three hits, three RBIs and two runs for the Eagles (7-4, 5-1 Bi-County West). Dana Britland …

Area police news

Monday, May 11, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 22-year-old Milton woman will be summoned to court on a charge of malicious destruction of property under $250 after she was observed attempting to tear down a street sign near the intersection of North Pleasant and Hallock streets at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday. ∎ The theft …