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Tuesday’s high schools: Tara Cole wins 100th as South Hadley field hockey upends Westfield

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hannah Menard scored a goal and assisted twice as the South Hadley field hockey team began the season at Westfield with a 4-2 win, the 100th in the coaching career of Tara Cole. Taylor Guertin (assist), Kate O’Neill and Julia Gagne each added a tally for South Hadley, while Brittany Cote made nine saves. “It’s obviously exciting to reach a milestone like 100 wins,” said Cole, who started her ninth … 0

Hadley Police seek public’s help in identifying Hampshire Mall purse-snatcher

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HADLEY — Police are reaching out to residents, primarily via Facebook, for help in identifying a person they said stole a purse in the Hampshire Mall and has since committed identity theft. Officer Mitch Kuc said Monday that the suspect stole an unattended purse at the Hampshire Mall Aug. 16 and then moments … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amherst ∎ Reginald Edward Madison, 25, of 38 Greenleaves Drive, Hadley, was arrested at 9:51 p.m. Monday in front of Town Hall on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police responded to a report of a shirtless man, possibly intoxicated, who was screaming at people. Belchertown ∎ Christopher Killian, 23, of 121 North Main St., Unit K3, was arrested at 11:45 … 0

Hopkins Academy’s Evan Delaney verbals to UMass baseball

Friday, August 8, 2014

Evan Delaney got a taste of playing on the baseball field at UMass during this spring’s high school postseason. The Hopkins Academy star shortstop now intends on making Earl Lorden Field his collegiate home. Delaney, who is set … 0

High-speed chase through Amherst and Hadley ends in crash; driver to be summoned to court on numerous charges

Friday, August 8, 2014

HADLEY — A high-speed chase that started early Friday morning in North Amherst ended when the driver of the speeding vehicle crashed into a utility pole outside Esselon Cafe on Route 9. Amherst Police Lt. Detective Ronald Young said the pursuit began at 3:54 a.m. when the 2005 … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. An immature little blue heron was found at Szot Park in Chicopee, then at the Springfield Plaza in a pond next to the theater … 0

How to Be a Good Detective

Friday, August 8, 2014

It goes without saying that if you could see all 52 cards, you would make more tricks in the long run than if you saw only 26 cards. Nevertheless, the fact is that in the great majority of … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 8, 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 Alive Inside (NR) Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) Casablanca (PG) Il Sorpasso (NR) … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 8, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER 46 Middle St. To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. MEALS — Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m.; call 586-1910 two days in advance to reserve. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, August 8, 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. Ashfield Colin Perkins-McCraw was named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College in New York for … 0

Public art viewing platform removed from banks of Connecticut River in Hadley

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HADLEY — Fourteen months after it went up, an artistic viewing structure designed to connect passers-by to the Connecticut River landscape along North Lane has come down. Hadley public works employees this week dismantled the series of wooden … 2

Hadley dairy farm launches online funding campaign

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

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