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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winston will discuss state’s sick-leave law NORTHAMPTON — Attorney James B. Winston of Northampton will discuss the new sick-leave law in Massachusetts that took effect July 1 in a program at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant St. People may register for this free event by …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. Kelleher-Mochak allowed one hit with four Ks over the final three innings and picked up …

David Longstreeth sets example for Smith Academy

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WORCESTER — A week ago David Longstreeth pitched the Smith Academy baseball team to its highest point: the program’s first Western Massachusetts championship. While the senior couldn’t replicate his two other postseason performances in Saturday’s 8-6 loss to …

Uncharacteristic errors sink Smith Academy in Division 4 baseball final

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WORCESTER — For the second consecutive game, the Smith Academy baseball team displayed supreme confidence at the plate and the resilience that helped the Falcons reach the state Division 4 final. But Smith couldn’t quite overcome an uncharacteristic …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

Smith Academy senior class looks to cap career with state Division 4 baseball title

Friday, June 19, 2015

The six senior starters for the Smith Academy baseball team, including its superstar pitcher, will receive the rare opportunity Saturday to conclude their careers on the biggest stage. After winning the program’s first sectional title last weekend, Smith …

Center School saga continues in Hatfield as demolition delay bylaw triggered

Thursday, June 18, 2015

HATFIELD — One month after Town Meeting voters approved spending more money to tear down the old Center School, a recent vote by the Historical Commission means the school may stand for another year. The commission this month …

John Ferrara delivers for Smith Academy in state Division 4 semifinal victory

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — John Ferrara wasn’t aware of the rule that allowed him to pitch again during Wednesday’s state Division 4 baseball semifinal. But after being taken out in the seventh at the 70-pitch mark and seeing his one-run …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

David Longstreeth’s extra-inning walk-off double sends Smith Academy to state Division 4 baseball final

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — David Longstreeth found himself in the unfamiliar position of needing to atone for a key run that scored while he was on the mound. By doing just that Wednesday, the senior sent the Smith Academy baseball …

Robert Crowther, driver in fatal Williamsburg crash, expected to plead guilty in August

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The driver in a September car crash in Williamsburg that killed a Northampton man is expected to enter a guilty plea in Hampshire Superior Court in August. Robert C. Crowther, 27, of 43 Cronin Hill Road in Hatfield, had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent …