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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

Weekend high school, prep recaps: Northampton baseball drops opener to Westfield

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Northampton baseball team opened its season with a 10-2 loss at Westfield Saturday. Two players recorded their first varsity hit for the Blue Devils. Chris Soderberg went 2 for 4 with his first two hits, while Tom Horton had his first career hit. Joe Warner and Andrew … 0

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; … 0

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Amherst boys rally to beat East Longmeadow in overtime

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team showed its resilience in an 8-7 comeback victory in overtime over East Longmeadow Friday. Trailing by one goal with about three minutes left in regulation, junior Alex LaRaja scored his only goal of the game to force the extra session for the … 0

Friday’s high school baseball/softball: Pitchers deliver for Smith Voke, Granby

Friday, April 4, 2014

A trio of local pitchers posted complete-game victories in their teams’ season openers on Friday afternoon. Baseball Smith Vocational 9, Commerce 2 — Kevin Wackerbarth went the distance, allowing five hits and fanning six for the Vikings (1-0, 1-0 Tri-County) on the road. Shawn Wackerbarth led Smith Voke … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Hadley stops using sand on roads, eliminating need for street sweeping

Friday, April 4, 2014

HADLEY — The familiar sight of the town’s aging street sweepers cleaning the roads will be notably absent this spring because Hadley has stopped using sand to treat its roads. Local officials alerted town residents to the news this week in a reverse 911 call, explaining that it … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, April 4, 2014

Here are this week’s bird sightings from the Voice of Audubon for western Massachusetts. Migrating waterfowl still hold the stage in the valley with flocks of up to thousands of Canada Geese being seen. Also being reported are … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 4, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, April 4, 2014

LAPLAND LONGSPUR Cemetery Road, Hadley Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley Never having seen them before, I first thought these little birds sharing the cornfield off Cemetery Road in Hadley with horned larks and … 0

School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 4, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken tenders, black beans, oven-baked fries, pears, apple TUESDAY: Meatball sandwich, cream of tomato soup, pears, sweet potato fries, apple, peas WEDNESDAY: Homemade macaroni and cheese, green beans, blueberries, carrot sticks, banana THURSDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, vegetarian beans, strawberry cup, apple, carrot sticks, romaine and cherry … 0