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Hatfield

KEVIN GUTTING
Hatfield residents Thomas Patrick, left, and John Wilkes are engaged in a petition drive to turn the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Main Street into a new senior center for the town.

Fate of Center School, acquisition of vacant church for a new senior center highlight Hatfield Town Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HATFIELD — The fate of historic Center School and the potential acquisition of a vacant church for a new senior center are the hot-button topics facing voters at the annual Town Meeting next Tuesday. Voters also will be asked to approve an $11.9 million spending plan for the next fiscal year and nearly $600,000 in Community Preservation Act projects, including …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Frontier Regional sweeps Chicopee

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team swept Chicopee, 5-0, despite needing two tiebreakers at home Tuesday. Celia Speth beat Natalie Obando 6-1, 7-6 (2) at second singles, and Alli Zera won 7-6 (5), 6-1 over Paulina Maziarz at third singles to power the Red Hawks (7-0). Girls tennis Northampton 5, Holyoke 0 At Holyoke First singles: Caitlyn Richmond (N) def. Kaitlin LaFlamme 6-1, …

Tuesday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes East Longmeadow

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Belchertown boys volleyball team was led by its veterans in a 3-0 win over East Longmeadow Tuesday. Senior Skyelar Whitehead had 15 kills, seven blocks and an ace, and classmate Kevin Reidy had seven kills in the 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 victory. Freshman Drew Duquette added 21 assists, five assists, a kill and an ace. Girls lacrosse Westfield 22, Holyoke Catholic 3 — …

Tuesday’s high school baseball/softball: Jamie Carey, Amherst Regional hold off Longmeadow

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jamie Carey got the better of a pitchers’ duel as the Amherst Regional baseball team edged Longmeadow, 2-1, Tuesday. Anyone who showed up late to the game in Longmeadow missed all the scoring as all three runs came in the first inning. Amherst’s first two batters reached and …

Legislators target state Department of Transitional Assistance administrative changes in food stamp benefits

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

HATFIELD — After 44,525 Massachusetts households were cut off from food stamp benefits, the Legislature is taking steps to address the crisis. State Rep. Marjorie C. Decker, D-Cambridge, has introduced an amendment to the House budget bill that would address the Department of Transitional Assistance administration of Supplemental …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …