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Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton pulls away from Smith Academy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Easthampton girls basketball team pulled away from Smith Academy in the fourth quarter for a 43-24 win Tuesday in Hatfield. Courtney Urban (seven rebounds) had 15 points, Karina Volpe (11 steals) and Katie Kim (seven rebounds) each had eight, and the Eagles (3-1) outscored the Falcons (1-3) 15-3 in the final quarter. Katie Parzych chipped in with 13 rebounds, while Abby Sharp added three blocks for Easthampton. Katie Yagodzinski …

Student readers help nonprofit raise $4,000 for children’s Christmas gifts

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — This holiday season, Rod Hart found himself glad to be “one of those mean teachers” who requires his students to read a lot of books. Thanks in part to his eighth-graders’ bookish determination, a local nonprofit was able to raise more than $4,000 to buy Christmas gifts for families in need. This month, Project Starfish of the Pioneer Valley launched its …

Monday’s high school basketball: Northampton’s Max Walder, Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth hit game-winning buzzer beaters

Monday, December 22, 2014

Max Walder and David Longstreeth sent their respective teams into the holidays happy as their respective buzzer-beaters gave Northampton and Smith Academy wins Monday night. Greenfield tied it with around four minutes remaining after Smith led for most of the game. The teams went back and forth down the stretch before Longstreeth’s jumper to the right of the free throw line gave Smith …

Weekend high school recaps: Cam Earle lifts South Hadley over rival Granby in Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Each side had a 20-point scorer, but Cam Earle’s 28 lifted South Hadley over Granby, 64-61, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at the Curry Hicks Cage on Saturday. Jesse Molin had 23 points for the Rams (0-1). Granby …

Blanche T. Wojtkielewicz

Sunday, December 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Blanche T. (Pulaski) Wojtkielewicz, 95, died Dec. 6, 2014, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on July 31, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Konstanty and Julia (Rogalski) Pulaski. She worked at Northampton State Hospital for over 25 years. Blanche is …

Greenfield close to reaching settlement with Oliver Rich of Hatfield in Taser case

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Acting Mayor Marjorie Lane Kelly said Friday that the town is close to reaching a settlement with a Hatfield man who alleges that he was unfairly shot with a Taser by police in 2010. Kelly, the town’s finance director who is serving as mayor while Mayor …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …

Friday’s high schools: Holyoke Catholic drops opener to Lenox in overtime

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 42-41 in overtime to Lenox on the road Friday night. The Millionaires used a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime, then made their free throws down the stretch to win. Danielle Easton had 16 points, …

Robert Crowther of Hatfield denies negligent motor vehicle homicide charge in accident that killed Tomas Clark of Florence

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More details about what led to a deadly crash in Williamsburg on Sept. 28 emerged Friday when the 26-year-old driver was arraigned in Northampton District Court on a charge of motor vehicle homicide while negligently. Robert Crowther, of 43 Cronin Hill Road, Hatfield, pleaded not guilty …

school lunch menus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, pineapple cup, fresh apple TUESDAY: Twin chicken soft tacos, black beans, fresh apple, romaine lettuce, sliced peaches, sweet red pepper strips WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, peas, …

friends & neighbors

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst Sasha Lansky, a 2010 graduate of Amherst High School, was honored by the Association for Africanist Anthropology for her college thesis: “My Brother Before Me: The Role and Experience of Local Humanitarian Aid Workers In Eastern Cameroon.” The essay was based on Lansky’s field work in Cameroon …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 12, 2014

northampton first night — Volunteers needed to help out with Northampton First Night — celebrate and participate at the same time. Log on to www.firstnightnorthampton.org and click on the “volunteer” tab. Or call 584-7327 Smith College Botanic Garden — Volunteers needed to provide tours for K-12 classes; staff …