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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst Regional boys soccer remain undefeated, shut out Northampton 3-0

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Three Hurricanes scored as the Amherst Regional boys soccer team knocked off crosstown rival Northampton, 3-0, at home on Saturday. Gabe Fontes, Alex Mangels, and Luke Webb each netted a goal in the victory that also kep the Hurricanes (13-0-2) undefeated. Jon Brodeur tallied 15 saves and allowed three goals for Northampton (3-10-1) while his counterpart George Holt made three stops in the shutout. Smith Academy 4, Palmer 0 — …

Woman hospitalized after head-on crash on South Maple Street near malls in Hadley

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HADLEY — One woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on South Maple Street. The two vehicles collided at 12:42 p.m. as one left the Hampshire Mall and the other exited the Mountain Farms Mall, said Officer Jesse Green. One woman was taken to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital for treatment of back and neck injuries, …

Hikers enjoy Salamander Trail at newly opened Mount Warner Reservation in Hadley

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HADLEY — Outdoor enthusiasts dodged falling leaves Saturday to take the inaugural hike on the newly opened Mount Warner Reservation. “Every time you walk a trail here, it’s different,” said Hadley resident Andrew Morris-Friedman. “It’s great to be aware of the rhythms of the seasons by walking the trail over and over again.” …

Area police news

Monday, October 6, 2014

Amherst ■ Anthony William Alicea, 20, of Dedham, was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Sunday on North Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Alicea’s …

A spate of lost pups reunited with owners by Hadley Police Department

Monday, October 6, 2014

HADLEY — Mahatma Gandhi once said that the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. These days the Hadley Police Department is doing just fine in that …

UMassFive College Credit Union adds rewards program for members through Buzz Points

Sunday, October 5, 2014

HADLEY — A loyalty and rewards program for members of the UMassFive College Credit Union that aims to increase support for locally owned and independent businesses has been launched through a collaboration between the financial cooperative and a …

Business briefs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easthampton Chamber names new director Easthampton — The Easthampton Chamber of Commerce has named Maureen “Moe” Belliveau its new executive director beginning Monday. She had 20 years of small business and entrepreneurial experience before starting her most recent …

Hadley woman injured in fall from bike in stable condition at hospital

Sunday, October 5, 2014

HADLEY — Police say a Hadley woman found unconscious on Huntington Road Friday night remained in stable condition Sunday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The woman, who Hadley police did not identify, apparently fell from a bicycle. No foul play was suspected, according to Officer Mitchell Kuc. …

UMass student’s 2013 overdose investigation by DA appears to be active again

Saturday, October 4, 2014

AMHERST — An investigation into the fatal heroin overdose of University of Massachusetts Amherst student informant Eric L. Sinacori one year ago Saturday appears to be again active. The Boston Globe reported Saturday that investigators for Northwestern District …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton senior Gina Whalen finishes second at Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship

Friday, October 3, 2014

Northampton senior Gina Whalen shot an 82 and fell one shot short of a Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship, Friday at Ludlow Country Club. Rachel Bechard, of Longmeadow, fired an 81 to win the title. Hampshire Regional’s Kyla Murphy shot a 97, while teammate Makenze Felt had …

Woman found unconscious on Huntington Road in Hadley taken to hospital

Friday, October 3, 2014

HADLEY — A woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Friday night after she was found unconscious on Huntington Road after apparently falling from a bicycle. Officer Mitch Kuc said the woman, who was not identified, was found at 7:06 p.m. by a passer-by near the …

Bryan Harper of Hadley recounts latest motor vehicle crash on his property

Friday, October 3, 2014

HADLEY — Only moments after returning to his Lawrence Plain Road residence from a trip to the convenience store Thursday night, Bryan Harper saw a vehicle coming toward his home traveling over the hill on Bay Road, failing to stop at the stop sign and coming straight onto …

Coming Up

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER SENIOR CYCLING — Offered by All-Out Adventures, for seniors 60 and over, Wednesdays through Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8 Railroad St., Hadley. Bikes and helmets provided. Cost is $5/day, or $15 for a month pass. Preregistration required; call 584-2052. POETIC ART FORMS …