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DAN LITTLE
South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

The week in photos: Hampshire County scenes from June 29 to July 4, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time seems to slow as the Pioneer Valley slips into the heart of summer, and the Independence Day holiday week brings the timeless routines of fireworks and parades. It’s a time of long days in a season that, in a matter of weeks, will feel like it was all too short. Above, scenes from around Hampshire County captured by Gazette …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

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

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎ A Walk Through the Brewer Road Neighborhood in Pelham — Pelham Historical Society sponsors a walk with Bruce Klotz Saturday, noon. Meet at North Valley Rd in Pelham. programs@pelhamhs.org ∎ New England Tree Climbing Competition — New England …

MIT researcher says automation alone will not solve transportation safety problems

Thursday, June 11, 2015

HADLEY — Technology for self-driving cars is progressing rapidly, but the difficulty will be in connecting people to those systems. That’s what Bryan Reimer, associate director for research at the New England University Transportation Center at MIT, told attendees at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission annual meeting Thursday. …

Asparagus, get your asparagus

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Division 4 Baseball: Turners Falls eliminates defending champion Hopkins Academy in semifinals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

AMHERST — The unpredictable nature of baseball helped lead to a season-ending loss for Hopkins Academy Wednesday afternoon. The pitching-dominant Golden Hawks allowed more runs in the first three innings Wednesday than they had in each of their previous 34 full games, and gave up more in the …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

And ... action! Crowdsourced Cinema makes its debut this year, sponsored by Northampton Community Television. And so can you. NCT invites community members to join in the filmmaking project inspired by the likes of “Star Wars Uncut,” where …

Frontier junior Kat Miner takes lead at WMass Heptathlon Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frontier Regional junior Kat Miner will take her high jump skills to the New England championship meet this weekend. In the meantime, Miner is in the lead at the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon Championships, held at Northampton High School. Miner had 2,400 points after four events Tuesday. The remaining …