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Taj-Amir Torres, right, of Amherst Regional, has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year.

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay at All-States. Torres pulled the same trifecta at the WMass/CMass Division 1 meet. He won the 100 and 400, and anchored the winning 4x4 at the District D1 F&G meet. Torres finished undefeated in the 100 and 200 during the last three regular seasons. He is a three-time All-State 100 champ. Torres will play football, and possible track & field, at Boston College. Torres on his successful …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. Kelleher-Mochak allowed one hit with four Ks over the final three innings and picked up …

The week in photos: Hampshire County scenes from June 29 to July 4, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time seems to slow as the Pioneer Valley slips into the heart of summer, and the Independence Day holiday week brings the timeless routines of fireworks and parades. It’s a time of long days in a season that, in a matter of weeks, will feel like it was all too short. Above, scenes …

Hadley voters approve $107,000 debt exclusion override for school bus and police cruiser

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HADLEY — Town residents approved of spending a total of $107,000 in a debt exclusion override for a school bus and a police cruiser in a special Town Election Tuesday. Residents approved spending $65,000 on the school bus, which would increase the average tax bill by $5.20 per …

Hadley voters will decide Tuesday on $107,000 debt exclusion override to buy school bus, police cruiser

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HADLEY — Polls opened at noon Tuesday to decide whether voters approve a $107,000 debt exclusion override to buy two vehicles, a school bus and a police cruiser. The polls at Hopkins Academy will be open until 8 p.m. The $65,000 bus would increase the average tax bill …

Two injured after motorcycle collides with SUV on Route 9 in Hadley

Monday, June 22, 2015

HADLEY — Two men were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle collided with the back of an SUV on Route 9 Monday night, Hadley police reported. The accident occurred in a westbound lane near the intersection with West Street at 9:04 p.m. According to Officer Jesse Green, …

Monday’s summer baseball: Amherst Post 148 holds off Westfield Post 124

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and went on to a 10-7 home victory over Westfield Post 124 Monday evening. Zach Kelley singled, doubled, drove in two …

Health Events

Monday, June 15, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS SEPARATION AND DIVORCE — A support group for those dealing with separation or divorce meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call 584-0339. SMART RECOVERY — A program for …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

Sunset over Hadley

Friday, June 19, 2015

North Star learning center completes move from Hadley to Sunderland

Friday, June 19, 2015

SUNDERLAND — North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens has moved to Sunderland after 13 years in Hadley following that town’s choice not to renew North Star’s lease at the Russell Street School building at the corner of Route 9 and Middle Street. “Hadley has been wonderful for us,” …