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JERREY ROBERTS
Ally Jenks, right, of Hopkins Academy, looks to pass against Turners Falls defenders Emma Miner, left, and Jade Linscott, center, Friday at Hopkins.

Kate Sullivan nets 21 points, pulls within four of 1K for Hopkins Academy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Sullivan scored 21 points to move within four of 1,000 for her career as the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team defeated Turners Falls 63-40 at home Friday night. The senior hit five 3-pointers and also had eight rebounds and three assists. Hopkins (2-1) plays at home against Lenox at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Twin sister Mackenzie Sullivan (five boards) led all scorers with 22 points, while Erin Tudryn added 13. Ally Jenks posted a team-high nine rebounds and Leah Picard grabbed six. Northampton 55, Chicopee Comp 52 — Lauraine Joensen had 22 points and 18 rebounds, while Megan McCarthy added 13 points and 12 rebounds …

Family of recently deceased Peter Wanczyk Sr. offers free Christmas trees in tribute to beloved family member

Friday, December 19, 2014

HADLEY — The holiday season did not bring tidings of joy to the Wanczyk family, owners of the Wanczyk Evergreen Nursery on Route 9 in Hadley. But the family is responding by trying to spread happiness themselves. Peter M. Wanczyk Sr. died Wednesday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital at the age of 60. In …

Solstice sessions honor Judith Young, astronomer who created UMass Sunwheel

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — On Sunday the sun will rise and set over the shortest day of the year. It will be the first winter solstice in more than 15 years when Judith Young, an astronomy professor, will not be there to greet it. Young, who died May 23 at the age of 61 after …

Weekend high school recaps: Cam Earle lifts South Hadley over rival Granby in Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Each side had a 20-point scorer, but Cam Earle’s 28 lifted South Hadley over Granby, 64-61, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at the Curry Hicks Cage on Saturday. Jesse Molin had 23 points for the Rams (0-1). Granby …

Burger King to close in Hadley on Dec. 28, future of site uncertain

Saturday, December 13, 2014

HADLEY — Burger King restaurant, a mainstay of the Route 9 dining scene since opening in the 1970s, will close later this month, possibly to make way for a new development project at the Mountain Farms Mall. “Our last day is Dec. 28,” said Krystin Bauer, a manager …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …

Friday’s high schools: Holyoke Catholic drops opener to Lenox in overtime

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 42-41 in overtime to Lenox on the road Friday night. The Millionaires used a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime, then made their free throws down the stretch to win. Danielle Easton had 16 points, …

Hampshire defense shuts down Hopkins Academy in 63-45 season-opening win

Friday, December 12, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The Hampshire Regional girls basketball team has a task every night this season and it’s not just winning — coach Rich Moussette has a maximum number of points the Raiders can allow. In their first attempt, …

Bird sightings in western Massachusetts

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A snowy owl was seen for a day in downtown Springfield. Three long-eared owls were found in the honeypot section of Hadley, and a …

school lunch menus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, pineapple cup, fresh apple TUESDAY: Twin chicken soft tacos, black beans, fresh apple, romaine lettuce, sliced peaches, sweet red pepper strips WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, peas, …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 GENTLE FITNESS — Monday, 11 to 11:30 a.m. SHINE — Health insurance assistance by appointment Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic —Tuesday , 9 to 10 a.m. FREE BREAD — Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., boxes of food, …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 12, 2014

northampton first night — Volunteers needed to help out with Northampton First Night — celebrate and participate at the same time. Log on to www.firstnightnorthampton.org and click on the “volunteer” tab. Or call 584-7327 Smith College Botanic Garden — Volunteers needed to provide tours for K-12 classes; staff …