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Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 21, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Home macaroni and cheese, carrots, spinach salad, red pepper strips, strawberry cup, pear Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, or Cinncinnati-style chili, pasta, spinach, corn, fresh fruit; JB: Pizza, rectangle pieces or Buffalo chicken tenders, oven fries, carrots, green beans, applesauce, fresh …

Volunteer opportunities in the Valley

Friday, November 21, 2014

invasive species removal — Volunteers needed to help remove bittersweet vines at Graves Farm Sanctuary in Williamsburg Saturdays, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the sanctuary parking lot on the south side of Adams Road to carpool to the site. Bring work gloves and loppers and/or hand saws if you have them. Some will be available. Also bring …

Northampton boys fifth, girls seventh at state cross country championship

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — For the first time this season, neither the Northampton boys or girls cross country teams finished first in a non-invitational meet. But this was no ordinary meet and neither team was expected to win. It was the state Division 1 championship and the competition was fierce. The Blue Devil boys finished in fifth place at Franklin Park. The girls took seventh. …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 7, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, baked Tater Tots, carrot sticks, diced pears, fresh apple TUESDAY: Veterans Day, no school WEDNESDAY: Beefburger, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, banana, oven baked fries, garden salad THURSDAY: Loaded beef nachos, carrot sticks, chickpea salad, bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesey pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, …

Prosecutors seek five-year prison term for William Burke of Hatfield in probation rigged-hiring case

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended that former state probation commissioner John O’Brien be sentenced to nearly six years in prison for orchestrating a rigged hiring system that ensured jobs in the agency went to applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers. In a sentencing memorandum filed in …

Removing hazardous materials first step in demolishing old Center School in Hatfield

Thursday, November 6, 2014

HATFIELD — Town Administrator Paul Boudreau said he plans to hire an environmental consulting firm to help begin removing hazardous materials from the vacant Center School building. Voters at an Oct. 21 special Town Meeting approved spending $300,000 to demolish the century-old structure, which is in need of …

Non-binding questions on political corruption, legalizing marijuana approved Tuesday

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Non-binding ballot questions on strengthening anti-corruption laws for politicians and moving toward legalizing marijuana were approved Tuesday in two local legislative districts. Question 5 in most of the Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District represented by state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, instructed him to support legislation to “prohibit state …

Benjamin Gormely of Florence charged with drunken driving after truck rolls over while exiting I-91 in Hatfield

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was arrested Tuesday on a drunken driving charge after the vehicle he was driving rolled over while he was attempting to exit Route 91 northbound in Hatfield. Benjamin J. Gormely, 26, of 38 Autumn Drive in Florence, was arrested shortly after 6:40 p.m. …

Smith Academy shuts out Pioneer Christian to advance to boys soccer Division 4 quarterfinals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The fourth-seeded Smith Academy boys soccer team routed No. 13 Pioneer Christian, 5-0, Tuesday in Hatfield to advance in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament on Tuesday. The Falcons (15-4) will host No. 5 Westfield Vocational (17-0-1) at …

Monday’s high schools: Smith Academy cruises into quarterfinals, shuts out Franklin Tech

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Smith Academy girls soccer team made a slight halftime adjustment and it powered the Falcons into the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. No. 7 Smith Academy exploded for four goals in 14 minutes early in the second half to beat No. 10 Franklin Tech, 5-0, …

Citing pipeline capacity, natural gas companies poised to turn away new customers in Valley

Monday, November 3, 2014

A natural gas pipeline that feeds much of the Pioneer Valley is nearly at capacity, a development that will force at least one gas company to turn away new customers in its Franklin County territory by the end of this year and extend the moratorium to Hampshire County …

Playoff matchups announced for high school football

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A trio of local football teams officially learned their postseason matchups on Sunday. Unlike Easthampton and Frontier Regional in Division 5, South Hadley avoided a trip to the Berkshires but must reverse its worst loss of the season. The Tigers (5-3) edged out Chicopee Comp for the No. …

Northampton girls dominate top 10 en route to PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — No one was going to catch Agawam’s Megan Dustin and no one knew that better than Northampton’s Mariel Lutz. Dustin left the rest of the field in her dust, but Lutz had another goal in mind. …