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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Flood risk elevated in Connecticut River Valley, roads flooded, several shut down

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A flood warning remains in effect in the Connecticut River Valley until further notice with moderate flooding in the forecast. Rain was expected to continue Wednesday morning with the potential for a mix of rain and snow in the pre-dawn hours in the greater Northampton area, according to the National Weather … 0

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and scholarships for courses at Bay Path, Elms, and Springfield colleges, Western New England and Westfield … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Northampton girls lacrosse stomps Westfield, 17-6

Friday, April 11, 2014

Three players posted hat tricks as the Northampton girls lacrosse team won for the second time in as many days, beating Westfield 17-6 at home Friday. Missie Maiewski (two assists), Ursa Heidinger and Hunter Zackaricz all scored three times for the Blue Devils (2-0). Caitlin Keefe scored twice … 0

It’s more than just plain luck

Friday, April 11, 2014

Assume you’re in seven hearts and West leads a diamond. When dummy appears, your first reaction might be that the outcome depends entirely on finding the missing spades divided 3-3. You might therefore draw trumps, play the A-K-Q … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Keith Natale walk-off caps Smith Academy’s season-opening win over Hopkins

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It took six innings for the Smith Academy baseball team to find its footing in 2014. The Falcons rallied for three runs in the seventh to walk off with a 4-3 victory over Hopkins Academy, Thursday in Hatfield. … 0

Thursday’s high school lacrosse recaps: South Hadley’s Meg Ginley lights up East Longmeadow for six goals in win

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meg Ginley scored her sixth goal of the game to put the South Hadley girls lacrosse team up for good in an eventual 10-9 home win over East Longmeadow Thursday afternoon. Gabi Schwalm (one assist) added an insurance goal for the Tigers (1-1) that came in handy as … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley girls sweep Cathedral

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The South Hadley girls tennis team didn’t drop a single set Thursday afternoon in a 5-0 victory over Cathedral at Forest Park in Springfield. Katie Meon, Katie Robitaille and Tosin Omojola lost a combined nine games in singles play for the Tigers (2-1, 1-0 Valley Wheel). South Hadley’s … 0

Area police news

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Amherst ■ An intoxicated University of Massachusetts student was arrested early Thursday morning after he attempted to get into a Butterfield Terrace home. Police Detective Janet Lopez said Connor James Weldon, 19, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was arrested at 1:14 a.m. on charges of disturbing the peace, being … 0

Hampshire’s Sara Abel shuts down Northampton in 10-inning 1-hitter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Many high school softball teams have only one top-line pitcher. But if the first two games of this season are any indication, Hampshire Regional has a pair of aces. Junior Sara Abel threw a 10-inning one-hitter as the … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Northampton girls cruise past Holyoke

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team wasted little time dispatching Holyoke Wednesday. Phoebe Gelbard and Sarina Hahn cruised at first and second singles. Xochitl Calero and Caitlyn Richmond dropped one game at first doubles, while Sara Haller and Jordan Kuhr took second doubles. Northampton 5, Holyoke 0 At Northampton … 0

Standard & Poor’s raises bond rating for Hadley

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HADLEY — The town got some good financial news recently when it learned that its bond rating has improved. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised the town’s bond rating by one notch, from ‘AA’ to ‘AA+’ which bodes well for the town’s borrowing costs, according to a March … 0