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South Hadley senior forward Emily Florence, left, drives past Smith Academy sophomore defender Madison Zigmont in the first period of their match in South Hadley on Monday.

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in the shutout. Kayla Miastkowski recorded 20 saves for the Falcons (2-6-1). Northampton 4, Mohawk 0 — Missie Maiewski notched a hat trick …

Hiker’s injured ankle triggers six-hour rescue on Holyoke Range

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Four friends, three from Springfield and one from Amherst, were helped off the Holyoke Range Sunday night in a six-hour rescue by about four dozen emergency workers. No one was seriously injured in the incident that ended about midnight. South Hadley District #2 Fire Chief David Keefe said his dispatcher …

Area police news

Monday, September 29, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 20-year-old Kings Park, New York, man will be summoned to court on a charge of malicious destruction of property following an incident at a Lincoln Avenue home at 1:33 a.m. Sunday. ∎ A break-in at a Hobart Lane home during which windows were damaged and holes were kicked in the walls was reported at 2:20 a.m. Saturday. ∎ Nicholas O. …

Family, friends share fond memories of crash victim Brittany McGrath

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Brittany McGrath was born in New York City, and although her family moved to Massachusetts when she was a young child, Iris McGrath said her daughter had long planned to one day make her home …

Hiker injured in fall on J.A. Skinner State Park in Hadley

Sunday, September 28, 2014

HADLEY — Fire crews worked late into the night Sunday rescuing an injured hiker who fell at J.A. Skinner State Park. Emergency personnel from the Hadley fire and police departments were called to the scene just before 7 …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons …

Trash by the bags full: Thousands turn out for Connecticut River cleanup across four states; events held in Hadley, Amherst, Leeds and Greenfield

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HADLEY — On an island off the shore of the Connecticut River Saturday morning, Southampton resident Walt Brown dug up a garbage bag with a spiked pick-up stick. The bag crumbled as he attempted to free it from …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy shuts out Mohawk, 4-0, in boys soccer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quinn Rickert had two goals as the Smith Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 4-0, in Buckland on Friday. Senior midfielder Quinn Rickert had a game-high two goals as the Falcons (6-1) earned the shutout on the road. Rickert’s first goal was unassisted, while the second …

Joseph Stanislawski gets three years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing safes, vandalizing Salvation Army and Goodwill stores

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Shackled in Hampshire Superior Court Friday, Joseph M. Stanislawski told Judge Daniel A. Ford that stealing from Salvation Army and Goodwill stores in summer 2013 was “an act of stupidity.” “I was just trying to get high,” Stanislawski, 23, said quietly after pleading guilty to 18 …

Fortune favors the brave

Friday, September 26, 2014

There is a lot of luck in bridge, but there is also a lot of skill. Consider this deal where North-South got to six clubs. Both players overbid a trifle and reached a questionable slam, but in the …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …


Friday, September 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) It Happened One Night (NR) …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …