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Cody Cleveland, John Ferrara combine on no-hitter for Northampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cody Cleveland and John Ferrara combined on a 5-inning no-hitter for the Northampton Mickey Mantle team in a 19-0 mercy-shortened road victory over Frontier. Cleveland started and struck out two in two innings. Ferrara fanned three over the last three frames. Ferrara led a 17-hit attack for Hamp with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Garrett Connly (two runs, two RBIs), Kyle Warren (two runs, two RBIs), Pat … 0

Assaulted with pepper: Easthampton man arrested Friday at Whole Foods in Hadley for allegedly attacking shoppers with cayenne pepper

Friday, July 11, 2014

HADLEY — Several shoppers at Whole Foods Friday night were allegedly assaulted with cayenne pepper thrown at them by an Easthampton man. Eric Bertrand, 59, was arrested on seven counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (cayenne pepper, shod foot), assault and battery and disorderly conduct, according to a statement from Hadley Police. Police said about 6:33 p.m. Bertrand reportedly began … 0

Gazette Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley

Friday, July 11, 2014

In 2013, South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley established herself as the top girls lacrosse player in Hampshire County and one of the best in western Massachusetts. This season she absolutely cemented that spot with an even better senior campaign. For the second consecutive year, Ginley has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Lacrosse … 0

Hadley Select Board scheduled to meet in closed session over negotiations with library director

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HADLEY — For the second time in two weeks, the Select Board has scheduled an executive session to address personnel issues involving the town’s longtime library director Jane Babcock, who has been on paid leave since May. The board plans to meet in closed session at 7 p.m. … 0

Local baseball: Liam Medina keys Pettengill Insurance comeback

Monday, June 23, 2014

Liam Medina’s three-run double in the sixth gave South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Post 260 a come-from-behind 3-1 American Legion win over East Springfield in South Hadley Monday. Ryan Kleszczynski had two hits, while Joe Ciolek struck out nine and walked two in the complete-game 3-hitter for South Hadley … 0

What tick testing shows in your community

Monday, June 23, 2014

People who submit ticks to the Laboratory of Medical Zoology can choose to have them tested for a variety of bacteria, including the three that cause most tick-borne diseases in the area. They are Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which causes Anaplasmosis, and Babesia microti, which … 0

Local weekend round: Mastalerz wins another for Belchertown Legion

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For the second time in as many days, Jon Mastalerz played the role of extra-inning hero in leading the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team to victory. On Saturday afternoon, Mastalerz singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th as Belchertown defeated South Hadley … 0

Closed since 2010, visitors to Skinner State Park, Hadley, glad to see iconic Summit House open again

Sunday, June 22, 2014

HADLEY — The sun shone on Mount Holyoke Saturday morning as dozens of hiking groups young and old made their way through A.J. Skinner State Park to the newly refurbished Summit House, open to visitors for the second … 0

Local baseball: Belchertown Legion picks up first win

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jon Mastalerz delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth Friday evening as the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team earned its first win, beating Wilbraham 4-3 in extras. Nick Kurty was 3 for 4, including a two-run double for Belchertown (1-5). Tyler Gladu, TJ … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Supermensch (R) Word & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

The art of conversation

Friday, June 20, 2014

Here is a case that offers as many possible outcomes as an Agatha Christie whodunit. It all began with South’s four-spade bid, doubled for penalties by West. (In this situation, West would bid four notrump if he wanted … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 20, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Jesse Coull, son of John Coull … 0

Hive mind Home gardeners can help save the bees — and our food supply

Friday, June 20, 2014

Albert Einstein, a man lauded as an icon for his superior intelligence, once said, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” Many people who are … 0