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Northampton's first-base man John Ferrara (14) is picked off by Amherst's pitcher Johnathan Morrison (14) and tagged out by Amherst's short stop Jake Balderston (6) at the second base during the bottom of fourth inning of the Wednesday evening Mickey Mantle playoff baseball action at the Northampton High School in Northampton Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  Northampton fell to Amherst, 0-1.  The game was called off due to the inclement weather during the top of sixth inning.

Mickey Mantle baseball playoffs begin with 4 shutouts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pitching completely dominated the first round of the Mickey Mantle double-elimination tournament on Wednesday evening. The winning team shut out its opponent in all four games, including a pair of 1-0 contests. Amherst 1, Northampton 0 (5) — A pitchers’ duel between Amherst’s Jon Morrison and Hamp’s Hunter Salem was decided on Alex Cantor’s steal of home in the fifth … 0

Local baseball: Hadley 11U Ripken moves into state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under team scored the tying run in the fourth and took the lead with a pair in the fifth to defeat Northbridge 5-3 in the state semifinals Monday evening in Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis, Noah Scanlon-Dean and Nick Foster hit solo home runs for Hadley (4-1). Thea Hanscom, Quentin Moliterno and Kouji Ishida had hits in the fifth-inning rally. Scanlon-Dean … 0

Local baseball/softball: Hamp Ripken advances to state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Northampton Cal Ripken 9-and-under baseball team continued its perfect run into Monday night’s state final with three victories over the weekend. Hamp (4-0) defeated Douglas 8-2 Sunday afternoon in the state semifinal and will face Hudson at 6 p.m. Monday in Westminster. Otis Follet earned the win on the mound in all three contests, with help from reliever Dominic Badorini. Northampton 8, … 0

Local baseball results: Northampton Mickey Mantel beats Greenfield

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle team knocked off Greenfield 5-1 on Sunday. Cody Cleveland went the distance while striking out six and allowing one run on five hits. Hector DeJesus led the Northampton (5-2) offense with two doubles and two RBIs. Kyle Warren and Garret Connly each added a … 0

Minimum wage hike wins broad support among Valley employers, workers

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A deal reached by the Legislature to increase the state’s minimum wage by nearly 40 percent over a three-year period, using a phased-in approach, seems to have broad support among Valley employers, workers and advocates. Some believe that a higher minimum wage than the current $8 per hour … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee, 3 p.m., Library; Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, 3 p.m., Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., both at Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee, 10 a.m., Library; Personnel Board, 2 p.m., Planning … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 13, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Brianna Leonard, member of the class of 2017 and a sociology major, was named to the … 0

Second session of Granby Town Meeting Monday to consider $14 million budget

Thursday, June 12, 2014

GRANBY — Residents will be asked to approve a $14 million town operating budget and to fund the first year of a new curbside waste pickup program at the second session of annual Town Meeting Monday. The $14,866,695 budget plan is up two percent over this year’s spending, … 0

After 63 years, Northampton family buries loved one killed in Korea; remains were withheld by North Korea

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Sixty-three years ago, a Northampton family was stricken when news came from the Korean War front: Richard J. Archambeault, a 20-year-old son and brother to eight siblings, was missing in action. The news was devastating not … 0

Northampton native left Market Street to serve in Korean War

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Born Jan. 2, 1930, the late Sgt. Richard J. Archambeault grew up on Market Street during the Great Depression with his eight siblings. There were 21 years separating the oldest, Roland Archambeault, and the youngest, Bernard Archambeault. Bernard Archambeault, the only remaining living sibling, said their … 1

Adam Krol tosses no-hitter for Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adam Krol threw a no-hitter to lead Easthampton Post 224 to a 1-0 victory over Belchertown Post 239 in American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at Daly Field in Easthampton. Krol walked a batter in the fifth inning to lose the perfect game, but his team rallied in … 0

Foreclosed property will be auctioned in Granby

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GRANBY— Eleven pieces of vacant land owned by the town as the result of foreclosure due to unpaid taxes will be up for sale at public auction at the Granby Town Hall on June 28. At a previous … 0

Granby couple details anguish of brother’s botched funeral, shedding light on William Ryder’s problems

Monday, June 9, 2014

GRANBY — Before he died of cancer on May 4, Mark P. Kamenides had made sure that his funeral arrangements were in order so his family could lay him to rest with dignity in Granby’s West Cemetery. His … 3