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Thursday’s local results: Hopkins Academy golf team downs Turners Falls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team cruised past Turners Falls, 21-3, Thursday at Hickory Ridge Country Club. Jack Ter Doest earned medalist honors with a 38 and a 4-0 victory over Patrick Salls to pace the Golden Hawks. Caleb Farnham had a 39 and a 4-0 win in Hopkins’ opener. Colleges Field hockey UMass 2, Northeastern 1 — Melanie Kreusch and Nicole Miller each scored, while Sam Carlino made nine saves …

Scenic ride

Thursday, September 3, 2015

JERREY ROBERTS A pair of hot-air balloons float near Sunny Brook Farm in Hadley late last month. …

Hampden Care Facility in Chicopee proposes marijuana dispensary for Hadley

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HADLEY — A medical marijuana dispensary may be coming to town. The Select Board voted 4-1 Wednesday to accept a letter of intent from Thomas Gallagher, director and president of Hampden Care Facility Inc. in Chicopee, to open a registered marijuana dispensary in Hadley. The lone dissenting vote came from Select Board member Joyce Chunglo, who said, “I don’t agree with it,” when …

Mechanics work to rebuild Quality Automotive and Indie Automotive after devastating fire in Hatfield

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HATFIELD — Greg Lawrence is willing to fix cars on the dirt parking lot by the charred remains of his shop, Indie Automotive, while he waits to secure temporary garage space. But thanks to the support of longtime …

State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls on Berkshire Gas to lift moratorium

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg called on Berkshire Gas Co. Wednesday to immediately lift its moratorium on new and expanded service in Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire counties and examine alternatives to meet the region’s need for additional demand. …

Author! Author!: Three writers carry forward Valley’s rich literary tradition

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Pioneer Valley has long been a breeding ground for literary types. From the whimsical picture books by Eric Carle to the award-winning historical novels by E. L. Doctorow, a wide array of authors have claimed the Pioneer …

Resources for hikers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Information on hiking in western Massachusetts is available from these organizations: ∎ Pioneer Valley Hiking Club — www.pioneervalleyhikingclub.org ∎ Appalachian Mountain Club — www.amcberkshire.org ∎ Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation — www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr For a comprehensive listing of trails to hike and walk in western Massachusetts, complete with …

Hadley Police ask for help investigating possible break and attempted fire in former Montgomery Rose building

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

HADLEY — Police are investigating what appears to be a breaking and entering and an attempt to start a fire inside the former Montgomery Rose building. According to a Facebook post Tuesday evening, police responded to a report that the building at 319 River Drive had been broken …

Hopkins Academy baseball player Brett Morrison commits to Division I Fairfield University

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The myth that a low-division high school baseball player can’t advance to Division I college program continues to be shattered by Hampshire County players. On Tuesday, Hopkins Academy infielder Brett Morrison became the third Division 4 high school …

Court date postponed in Keith Rehbein’s suit against state over Hadley farm’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The court battle over whether the state was right to take the farmland adjacent to the former Seven Sisters Market Bistro from purchaser Keith Rehbein has been postponed to September as the sides negotiate outside of court. Rehbein purchased the shuttered Hadley restaurant and 32 acres …

Becket man accused of breaking into over 100 homes asks for bail reduction to $5,000; judge raises it to $500,000

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — James Tarjick Jr. asked Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey on Tuesday to reduce his bail on numerous breaking and entering charges to $5,000 — but Carey instead raised it to $500,000. The judge’s decision …

Adam Waskiewicz of Hadley arrested after alleged outburst at Cooley Dickinson Hospital led 17 staff to lock themselves in nurses station

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hadley man being treated in the Behavioral Health Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital was arrested after his alleged outburst Monday night caused 17 staff members to lock themselves in a nurses station out of fear for their safety. Adam E. Waskiewicz, 35, of 83 Chmura …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …