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Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst edges Easthampton in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Owen Macphee drove in the winning run and scored an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as Amherst edged Easthampton, 5-3, in Mickey Mantle action, Thursday in Easthampton. Trevor Edwards shut Easthampton down in the bottom of the inning to seal the win. The teams were tied 3-3 after three innings and neither team scored again until the eighth. Hunter Brooks and Steve Moussette each had two …

Gazette Girls Tennis Player of the year: Amherst Regional junior Allison McCann

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Player of the Year Allison McCann, junior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: McCann led the Hurricanes to their second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 1 team title, beating longtime rival Longmeadow, 4-1. After falling to her sister, Nicole, in the 2014 Western Mass. Individual Tournament final, Allison broke through this season, defeating Minnechaug’s Haley Gurski …

Banding of American Kestrels in Hadley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A project sponsored by the Kestrel Land Trust is seeking to better understand population declines affecting the birds. …

Closed-door session scheduled on status of Hadley Department of Public Works water division employee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HADLEY — For the second time this month, the Select Board has scheduled a closed session to discuss alleged wrongdoing by an employee in the Department of Public Works’ water division, according to its posted agenda for the …

Astronomers to mark year’s longest day Sunday at UMass Sunwheel

Monday, June 15, 2015

AMHERST — Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will celebrate the bookends of the longest day of the year by gathering at sunrise and sunset Sunday at the UMass Amherst Sunwheel. Located south of McGuirk Alumni Stadium and just off Rocky Hill Road in Hadley, the Sunwheel …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Community shredding event in Hadley aims at protecting against identity theft

Friday, June 12, 2015

HADLEY — Local police are giving residents the opportunity to protect themselves from fraud by publicly shredding documents with private information. The Hadley Police Department is co-sponsoring a free community shred event with other local organizations, including the Hadley Council on Aging, Valley Green Shredding, the Seniors and …

Rev. Charles Kuzmeski to celebrate 40 years in priesthood with Mass at Hadley church

Friday, June 12, 2015

HADLEY — A Granby pastor and Hadley native will return Sunday to the Russell Street parish where he was ordained in 1975 to deliver a Mass of Thanksgiving marking his 40 years in the priesthood. The Rev. Charles …

Engagement: Dana Egan-Sherry & David Skelly

Friday, June 12, 2015

Nancy Egan and Michael Sherry of Easthampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Egan-Sherry of Bronx, New York, to David Skelly of Northampton. David is the son of Deb and Kevin Skelly of Hadley. Dana is currently …


Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …

Valley Views: Immature Bald Eagle

Friday, June 12, 2015