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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

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton aces South Hadley

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A dominant performance in both doubles matches helped lead the Northampton boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over South Hadley Tuesday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. Francois Venne and Ian Fishman won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 … 0

Hadley elects Molly Keegan to Select Board, approves ballot question

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

HADLEY — New Select Board, School Committee and Planning Board members were voted into office Tuesday in the town election, including a write-in candidate. In addition, voters approved a ballot question which allows the town to increase its … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nate Patterson, Khalil Taylor, Ben Ruddock combine for 1-hitter for Frontier

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Frontier Regional baseball team knew Ben Ruddock would be its ace pitcher coming into the season, but how the rest of the rotation would shake out was a bit unclear. Sophomore Nate Patterson made his case for that No. 2 spot Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 home … 0

PARCC protest: More than half of Jackson Street students chosen to try MCAS replacement test opt out of exam

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than half of the Jackson Street School fifth graders selected to try out a new test being eyed to replace the statewide MCAS will sit out the exam this week. School Principal Gwen Agna said … 3

Monday’s tennis/track: Northampton girls sprint past Amherst

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Northampton girls track & field team earned an 88-56 win over host Amherst Regional Monday. Lauren McGrath won the shot put and discus, while Alex Dibrindisi won the long jump and Catherine Lamond took the 400. The … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley earns walk-off softball win over Northampton

Monday, April 7, 2014

The South Hadley softball team opened its season in dramatic fashion, taking a 6-5 win over Northampton in eight innings at home Monday. Maddi Kelleher held the Blue Devils (0-2) scoreless to open extra innings. She and Merry Kocot walked, and Abby Lukasik singled to load the bases. … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Belchertown pulls out late win over Wahconah

Monday, April 7, 2014

For the second straight game, the Belchertown boys lacrosse team broke a late deadlock to earn a home victory. Jason Krasinkiewicz scored his second goal with 1 minute, 1 second left in regulation as the Orioles edged Wahconah Regional 8-7 on Monday afternoon. Wyatt Rousseau and Alex Bachand … 0

Plan to save 100-year-old Lake Warner Dam in Hadley hinges on taxpayer financial support, vote

Monday, April 7, 2014

HADLEY — A plan to save the deteriorating Lake Warner Dam and with it, a 70-acre millpond, has come to fruition after more than a year of talks, though it will take the public’s financial support to make … 1

Hadley voters to consider ballot question about health insurance costs for surviving spouses of employees

Monday, April 7, 2014

HADLEY — Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the town should increase its health insurance premium costs for the surviving spouses of employees or retired employees. Voting at the annual town election is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hopkins Academy. The ballot … 0

Area police news

Monday, April 7, 2014

Amherst ■ Evan C. Pollard, 24, of Erving, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to stay within marked lanes and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger. ■ Max … 0