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Two motorists taken to hospital after collision in Hadley

Friday, August 22, 2014

HADLEY — A two-car accident Thursday at the intersection of Route 9 and Campus Plaza Road sent both drivers to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. when a 20-year-old man from Belchertown ran a red light while driving westbound on Route 9. He collided with the rear passenger side of a vehicle being driven by a 55-year-old man from … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amherst ∎ Police are investigating an incident reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday in which an Amherst College student was confronted by a man on Main Street who allegedly made homophobic remarks and demanded that the student remove his T-shirt because of an image he perceived as disrespectful. When the student walked away, the man followed him toward campus continuing to make comments. Police … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Same Old Blues at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

They may call themselves Same Old Blues, but they do put their own spin on the music. Dennis Shapson, guitar; Jon Lawless, harmonica; and Alan Kurtz, washboard and bones, perform ragtime country blues with a focus on Piedmont and East Coast blues from the 1920s and ’30s. Their specialty: reinterpreting compositions by Blind … 0

The path less traveled: Pioneer Valley Symphony receives award for ‘adventurous programming’

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing in a symphony orchestra ought to be risky business says musical conductor Paul Phillips, who for 20 years has led the Pioneer Valley Symphony along innovative musical paths. Taking those risks is just the thing to keep … 0

Pioneer Valley Symphony: Looking to the future

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Among the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s programs are ones designed to make its music accessible to everyone in the community, says Mandi Jo Hanneke, president of the orchestra’s board of directors. For example, the symphony has a new program … 0

Agencies team up for first ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will pool their efforts Wednesday to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing … 0

Hadley’s Cal Ripken run comes to an end in New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. ­— The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team won the program’s first-ever state championship to advance to the New England Regional. After rallying to survive the opening weekend, it’s historic run ended with a 6-3 loss to Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday at Glander Field Complex. … 0

Hadley 11U stays alive in New England Cal Ripken Regionals; Northampton 9U eliminated

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Hadley 11-and-under baseball team rallied for an extra-inning win Sunday to stay alive in the Cal Ripken New England Regional Tournament. Thea Hanscom’s two-run single gave Hadley the lead and defense closed the door on an 8-7 win in eight innings over Milford at the Glander Field … 0

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

WORK THIS WEEK: Crews continue to complete work from South Maple Street in Hadley to Route 116 in Amherst in preparation for opening up this approximately 2-mile stretch of trail late this month. When this section opens, the … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

Hadley farm launches kickstarter campaign to support expansion

Friday, August 1, 2014

HADLEY — More than two dozen dairy cows live at a Mill Valley Road farm, but they don’t yet provide milk for public consumption. That could change later this year. Their owners hope to make these Brown Swiss cows more productive when they open a store that will … 0

Northampton, Hadley aim to bring home Cal Ripken New England Regional championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — While the rest of the 2014 baseball season has come to an end in western Massachusetts, the Hadley 11-and-under and Northampton 9-and-under Cal Ripken teams will each look to bring home their first New England Regional … 0

Luck and skill: A deadly combo

Friday, August 1, 2014

There are plays in bridge that have to be seen to be believed, and here is one of them. Correctly or not, South got to seven no-trump as shown, and West led the nine of hearts. Declarer took … 0