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The scene of a crash involving a motorcycle at North Maple Street and Plainville Road in Hadley Wednesday afternoon.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hadley crash

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

HADLEY — A Wednesday afternoon collision with a car on North Maple Street left a motorcyclist in serious but stable condition, according to First Assistant District Attorney Steven E. Gagne. “He was heading north on North Maple Street when a vehicle turned left in front of him into Plainville Road,” Gagne said Wednesday. Hadley police received a call about the …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

Changes afoot at Hampshire Mall as Best Buy, GlowGolf exit

Monday, November 23, 2015

HADLEY — Hampshire Mall management hopes to name a new tenant for the former Best Buy space within the next 30 to 60 days — but the replacement of the former anchor store won’t come in time for the holiday shopping season, according to Dennis Golas, operations manager for the mall. “We’re working …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

∎ Looking for Migrating Ducks, Geese, and Grebes — Broad Brook Coalition sponsors a walk with Bob Zimmerman and David Pritchard Saturday, 8 a.m., Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. North Farms Road entrance. 268-3668, broadbrookcoalition.org ∎Woods Walk — Franklin Land Trust sponsors field walk at 455 Bug Hill Road, Ashfield Saturday, …

volunteer Opportunities

Friday, November 6, 2015

free medical clinic of the amherst survival center — Assist volunteer physicians and nurses with providing basic medical care in a walk-in clinic. The Amherst Survival Center Free Medical Clinic is seeking to expand its team of volunteer physicians, nurses and medical assistants during clinic hours on Mondays, …

School lunch menus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, cauliflower, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Veteran’s Day no school THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Reception today at Gallery A3 and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nothing wasted “Nothing is wasted in nature or in love,” an art exhibit, will open with a reception Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Nov. 28 at Gallery A3 at 28 Amity …

Tiny house owner in Hadley plans to take her case to Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HADLEY — As Sarah Hastings plans to meet with local boards to see if zoning regulations can be changed to accommodate her “tiny house” on a homeowner’s East Street property, local and state officials say they are reviewing …

After backups, Department of Transportation monitoring traffic impacts of Interstate 91 sign replacement project

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As more new signs are being installed on Interstate 91 in the area of Exit 20, the state Department of Transportation is pledging to pay closer attention to potential traffic jams after an extensive backup for westbound Route 9 vehicles occurred Wednesday morning. “We will keep …

WMass boys soccer: Opportunistic John Earle powers Hopkins Academy past Renaissance in D4 first round

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hadley — John Earle’s propensity to follow shots paid off for the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team Wednesday. The sophomore scored twice on rebounds in a 3-1 victory over the No. 9 seed Renaissance in the Division 4 Western Massachusetts Tournament. “I just try to work my hardest,” …

What2Watch4: South Hadley, Frontier Regional open Week 9 with playoff football

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chicopee Comp at South Hadley Friday, 7 This is the second of three meetings this season between the rivals, but it’s certainly the most significant as the winner advances to the WMass Division 4 championship. The No. 2 …

Hadley Police Department hires seven to fill various roles in effort to reduce overtime

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HADLEY — As a part of his effort to reduce overtime in the Police Department, Chief Michael Mason announced seven new hires and a handful of promotions to the Select Board on Wednesday. Mason, who became chief in January, pledged when he was promoted to get overtime costs …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …