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Local baseball: Hadley 11U Ripken moves into state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under team scored the tying run in the fourth and took the lead with a pair in the fifth to defeat Northbridge 5-3 in the state semifinals Monday evening in Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis, Noah Scanlon-Dean and Nick Foster hit solo home runs for Hadley (4-1). Thea Hanscom, Quentin Moliterno and Kouji Ishida had hits in the fifth-inning rally. Scanlon-Dean came on in the fourth and allowed … 0

AREA POLICE NEWS

Monday, July 21, 2014

Amherst ■ Newman M. Galati, 22, of 26 Queen Circle, South Hadley, was arrested Friday at 10:23 p.m. on West Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, reckless operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes, operating a motor vehicle without headlights, operating a motor vehicle with a number … 0

Local baseball/softball: Hamp Ripken advances to state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Northampton Cal Ripken 9-and-under baseball team continued its perfect run into Monday night’s state final with three victories over the weekend. Hamp (4-0) defeated Douglas 8-2 Sunday afternoon in the state semifinal and will face Hudson at 6 p.m. Monday in Westminster. Otis Follet earned the win on the mound in all three contests, with help from reliever Dominic Badorini. Northampton 8, … 0

Local baseball: Gateway unloads in the first, wins Senior Little League District 2 title

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jonny Haskell didn’t need a lot of run support in the Senior Little League District 2 championship game, but his Gateway teammates gave it too him anyway. Haskell had a five-run lead before throwing a pitch and led Gateway to an 11-0 mercy-rule shortened win in five innings … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 3, 2014

At Gallery A3 Gallery A3 will open its first-ever open juried show with a reception July 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.. The exhibit, curated by Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the … 0

Severe weather knocks out power, prompts flash flood warning

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Severe weather including heavy rain, lightning and wind moved through the Pioneer Valley late Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power for thousands of customers, bringing down tree limbs, and prompting the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm … 0

Local baseball/softball: Northampton Junior All-Stars rally in championship, force deciding game with Agawam

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Three outs from elimination in the Little League District 2 Tournament, the Northampton Junior All-Stars came through with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 12-11 win over Agawam at St. John Field in Agawam. … 0

Did the Supreme Court uphold religious freedom? Were they discriminatory? Affected local businesses speak out on Hobby Lobby contraception ruling

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. was applauded by religious groups but left some legal scholars and business owners irate over its implications. One area business owner said he believes the … 9

Monday’s local baseball: Easthampton Post 225 rallies past Agawam

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nick Grise’s RBI single capped a three-run rally for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team in the seventh inning of a 3-2 win at Agawam Monday evening. Erik Fickett (run) hit a two-run triple to tie the game, scoring Justin Edinger and Noah Batchelder, who each … 0

Hadley Select Board declares mixed-breed dog ‘dangerous’ after attack on Twiggy, an Italian greyhound

Monday, June 30, 2014

HADLEY — The Select Board has declared “dangerous” a mixed-breed dog owned by an Old Mountain Road resident and ordered him to properly confine the animal after it attacked and seriously injured a neighbor’s Italian greyhound. The board … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Scott Jablon’s walk-off grand slam gives Northampton Post 28 win over Agawam

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pinch hitter Scott Jablon kept King & Cushman Northampton Post 28’s winning streak going in grand fashion Saturday. Jablon smacked a walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch as Post 28 beat Agawam 8-7 at Arcanum Field. It was the third straight win for Northampton. Ben O’Connor drew … 0

Father, son safe after initial concern that they were swept away in Connecticut River

Friday, June 27, 2014

HADLEY — Northampton firefighters responded to an emergency call Friday afternoon alerting them that a father and son had been swept away in the Connecticut River near Mitch’s Marina in Hadley. Both were recovered safely shortly after the call was made and needed no medical attention, according to … 0

Hadley begins search for new police chief with seven-member committee

Friday, June 27, 2014

HADLEY — For the first time in more than 20 years, town officials are seeking to hire a new police chief. The Select Board is assembling a search committee that will have at least two local residents and a police chief from another town serving on the seven-member … 0