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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
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

8 police needed to bring down man who said he took LSD, allegedly caused disturbances at Hadley restaurant

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HADLEY — A man who confronted customers outside two businesses was arrested after struggling with both Hadley and Amherst police officers Tuesday afternoon, Hadley police said. Nathan R. Olson, 27, of Cataumet, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of assault and battery on police officers, and defacing personal … 0

After loss of dog to coyote, Hadley couple spreads word on dangers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HADLEY — Hershey loved being outdoors, especially in the large Middle Street yard and garden where she could chase critters around. But a recent foray outside her home ended in tragedy for the miniature dachshund when she was critically wounded, likely by a coyote that attacked her. The death of the 6½-year-old dog … 1

Baseball Player of the Year: Andrew Omer of Hopkins

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Andrew Omer took the role of pitching ace for the Hopkins Academy baseball team quite literally. The senior righthander earned the win in nine of 14 victories for the Golden Hawks, including seven of nine during the regular … 0

Update: Man accused of Northampton library arson, Hadley cayenne pepper attack, lost his Easthampton home to fire earlier this month

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The man police allege is responsible for a fire that caused $5,000 damage to a Forbes Library staircase Monday night was displaced from his Easthampton home by a fire earlier this month. That suspect, Eric Bertrand, … 3

Planners wary of using farmland for solar arrays

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All things being equal, David Elvin, a senior planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, would rather not see solar arrays go up on fertile fields. “We have some of the best farmland in the country here and … 0

Local baseball & softball: Caelin Mottor keeps Easthampton Metro undefeated

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Caelin Mottor used her arm and bat to ensure the Easthampton Metro Softball team remained perfect Tuesday evening. Mottor fired a 6-hitter with five strikeouts, and went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored as Easthampton (15-0) defeated Springfield 9-2 at home. Gabby Downer (two … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley Sandy Koufax wins Division B title

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South Hadley Sandy Koufax team run-ruled Ludlow for the NEYSA Division B title on Tuesday, 16-5, in five innings. The Tigers scored six runs in the first and eight in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Jarrett Sudyka had RBI triple in the first, … 0

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s TJ Fitzell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Whenever the South Hadley lacrosse team needed a play this past season, TJ Fitzell was typically the man to supply it. The senior midfielder led the Tigers in assists and finished two points off the team lead, while … 0

Hadley names police chief search committee, police experience abounds

Monday, July 14, 2014

HADLEY — The town’s police chief search committee has no shortage of law enforcement experience, as three current or former police chiefs have been named to the nine-member panel. Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone, Ralph J. “Buddy” Gould Jr., who is chief of police for Mount Holyoke, Smith … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Northampton advances to Sandy Koufax final

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the New England Youth Sports Association Division A playoffs at home on Sunday. Jordan Washburn earned the win for top-seeded Hamp (21-0), striking out six while holding Frontier to two … 0

Brooklyn woman arrested for allegedly using counterfeit $100s in Holyoke also suspected in Hadley counterfeit case

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HADLEY — Police say a Brooklyn, New York, woman arrested for using counterfeit money in Holyoke on Saturday may also have used counterfeit $100 bills at Best Buy in Hadley’s Hampshire Mall earlier that night. Holyoke Police Lt. … 0

MAP: What's happening on the Rail Trail: Construction updates, closures and alternate routes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Work this week: Crews are completing work from South Maple Street in Hadley to Route 116 in Amherst in preparation for opening up this approximately 2-mile stretch of trail in the next few weeks. When this section opens, … 0