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Weekend Planner — Dance: Performance at East Street Ballet in Hadley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ilse Kapteyn and Ruben Rascon, graduates of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow who now dance with the New Jersey Ballet, have been conducting master classes for the past two week at the East Street Dance Center, where Kapteyn, a Deerfield native, also studied. On Friday the two will join fellow professional dancers Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin and Eugenia Zinovieva and master-class … 0

Hadley K-9 Nomar helps Amherst police find bag of marijuana tossed by suspect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — The Hadley Police K-9 unit was called to Amherst to help search for an item thrown toward a wooded area by a person who Amherst police arrested on Kellogg Avenue. The request for Hadley’s search dog, Nomar, was received about 8:30 p.m. and within about a half hour the dog tracked … 0

Work planned Sept. 2 on East Street and Bay Road in Hadley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HADLEY — Two Hadley streets will be stone-sealed by crews with the Hadley Department of Public Works and All States Asphalt of Sunderland on Sept. 2. East Street between Route 9 and Bay Road, and Bay Road between its intersections with East Street and West Street, will be the focus of the work, scheduled between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the construction, … 0

The path less traveled: Pioneer Valley Symphony receives award for ‘adventurous programming’

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing in a symphony orchestra ought to be risky business says musical conductor Paul Phillips, who for 20 years has led the Pioneer Valley Symphony along innovative musical paths. Taking those risks is just the thing to keep … 0

Pioneer Valley Symphony: Looking to the future

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Among the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s programs are ones designed to make its music accessible to everyone in the community, says Mandi Jo Hanneke, president of the orchestra’s board of directors. For example, the symphony has a new program … 0

Agencies team up for first ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will pool their efforts Wednesday to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing … 0

Hadley’s Cal Ripken run comes to an end in New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. ­— The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team won the program’s first-ever state championship to advance to the New England Regional. After rallying to survive the opening weekend, it’s historic run ended with a 6-3 loss to Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday at Glander Field Complex. … 0

Hadley 11U stays alive in New England Cal Ripken Regionals; Northampton 9U eliminated

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Hadley 11-and-under baseball team rallied for an extra-inning win Sunday to stay alive in the Cal Ripken New England Regional Tournament. Thea Hanscom’s two-run single gave Hadley the lead and defense closed the door on an 8-7 win in eight innings over Milford at the Glander Field … 0

MAP: What's happening on the Rail Trail: Construction updates, closures and alternate routes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

WORK THIS WEEK: Crews continue to complete work from South Maple Street in Hadley to Route 116 in Amherst in preparation for opening up this approximately 2-mile stretch of trail late this month. When this section opens, the … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

Hadley farm launches kickstarter campaign to support expansion

Friday, August 1, 2014

HADLEY — More than two dozen dairy cows live at a Mill Valley Road farm, but they don’t yet provide milk for public consumption. That could change later this year. Their owners hope to make these Brown Swiss cows more productive when they open a store that will … 0

Northampton, Hadley aim to bring home Cal Ripken New England Regional championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — While the rest of the 2014 baseball season has come to an end in western Massachusetts, the Hadley 11-and-under and Northampton 9-and-under Cal Ripken teams will each look to bring home their first New England Regional … 0

Luck and skill: A deadly combo

Friday, August 1, 2014

There are plays in bridge that have to be seen to be believed, and here is one of them. Correctly or not, South got to seven no-trump as shown, and West led the nine of hearts. Declarer took … 0