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Smith Academy spiffy after facelift; new play area graces elementary school

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HATFIELD — When students and staff return to Smith Academy this year, they will enter a school building that has undergone considerable improvements during the summer. Topping the list is the replacement of the school’s 18-year-old roof, which, despite repairs, had been leaking for the last four years. Principal Andrew Berrios said that he is happy to see the structure repaired. “The roof is great and I really can’t believe … 0

Valley farms show US Department of Agriculture undersecretary local food systems at work

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HATFIELD — While walking between dump trucks brimming with potatoes during a tour of Szawlowski Potato Farms Tuesday afternoon, an undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture brought up the importance of taking care of “the 1 percent.” But Edward Avalos, the undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, was not talking about the … 0

Making News: Hires, renovations, honors for local businesses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Burke Chevrolet adds to sales staff Northampton — Ryan Brewer of Granby has joined Burke Chevrolet as a sales associate. Brewer is a native of Chicopee and has worked in automotive sales for more than 20 years. Burke Chevrolet is a family-owned and operated dealership, operating since 1970. DeMaio Orthodontics renovates offices Northampton … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the … 1

Deerfield eyes pheromone spray to stymie mosquito reproduction

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — As the peak of mosquito season draws near, Deerfield town officials are looking for ways to control the insect’s population growth and are urging residents to take measures to protect themselves from being bitten by the … 0

Greenfield man pleads guilty to assault and resisting arrest charges; drug charges dropped after judge nulls search and seizure

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man was sentenced to 18 months behind bars after pleading to assault and resisting arrest charges Thursday morning. Rafael Rivera, 25, of 112 Fairview St was also indicted by a Hampshire County grand jury on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute … 0

Cell tower proposal in residential neighborhood gets rough reception in Hatfield; At&T says industrial properties not interested

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HATFIELD — A proposal for an AT&T cellphone tower on property bordered by Straits Road and North Hatfield Road got a rough reception from a majority of the 50 residents who attended Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting. Representing AT&T, … 0

Summer baseball: Easthampton holds off Northampton Mickey Mantle

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team scored four runs in each of the first two innings and held on for a 10-8 victory at Northampton Wednesday evening. Jamie Ryan (two hits, four RBIs, run) hit a three-run home run in the first for Easthampton (5-10). Stevie Moussette and Hunter … 0

Gazette Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Northampton’s Ian Fishman and Francois Venne

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Junior Francois Venne chose doubles over singles, but freshman Ian Fishman was just hoping to get into the lineup as a newcomer to the Northampton boys tennis team. In preseason competition, their styles of play meshed and what … 0

Local baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken 10U run ends in state championship

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The teams combined for 27 runs and 23 hits, but when the dust settled, the run for the Northampton Cal Ripken 10U team ended one win short of the state title as Hamp fell to Groton, 15-12, Tuesday … 0

McCann takes 2 postseason titles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team has a legacy of having someone in the driver’s seat. For the last two seasons, it’s been senior Nicole McCann at first singles. This year, she capped her Hurricane career with two … 0

Local baseball: Hamp dismisses Frontier in the Cal Ripken 10U state semifinals

Monday, July 7, 2014

So far it seems like nothing can derail the Northampton in Cal Ripken 10U Tournament play. Hamp dispatched Frontier, 12-1 in a mercy-rule shortened four-inning state semifinal game, Monday in Sutton. Northampton will face Groton in the final, … 0

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional’s Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 7, 2014

Taj-Amir Torres wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody this year. The Amherst Regional sprinter finished his sophomore year with 100-meter dash victories at every postseason outdoor track & field championship through New Englands. With a bull’s-eye on … 0