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Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch to make it 7-6 and set up … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Katherine Conlisk (javelin), Kat Miner (high jump), Jaime Byrne … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, March 28, 2014

Here are this week’s bird sightings from the Voice of Audubon for western Massachusetts. The variety and number of water birds in the region continues to be spectacular. Most often reported were mute swan, northern pintail, American wigeon, … 0

Area police news

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amherst ■ Patrick Morrin Lynn, 31, of Merrimack, N.H., was arrested at 7:57 p.m. Saturday on Boltwood Avenue on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fourth offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger; failure to stop/yield; and possession of an … 0

Hatfield to review $172,000 in CPA funding at hearing Wednesday

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HATFIELD — Town voters will have a chance Wednesday to learn more about four Community Preservation Act projects totaling $172,163 that are slated for the Town Meeting warrant. The Community Preservation Committee is holding a public hearing on the proposals at Memorial Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement … 0

School Lunch Menus

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, spinach salad, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Oven-roasted chicken, vegetarian beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0

Notebook: Derek McMahon leadership guides Smith Academy to Division 4 final

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AMHERST — Derek McMahon had just started school in Easthampton when found someone to look up to. In first grade, McMahon had a writing buddy in middle school. That buddy was a natural athlete who went on to … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library Inc., Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Jones Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Town Gown Steering Committee, 5 p.m., … 0

Smith Academy falls to Quaboag in WMass Division 4 final, 63-48

Saturday, March 8, 2014

AMHERST — Once the shots started to fall for Quaboag, the Smith Academy boys basketball team couldn’t keep up. The bigger, longer Cougars made 11 3-pointers against the Falcons’ 2-3 zone as they pulled away to win the … 0

Smith Academy focused, ready for Quaboag in WMass Division 4 final

Friday, March 7, 2014

It didn’t take long for the Smith Academy boys basketball team to get over its thrilling buzzer-beating win over Granby. Tuesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal game was the talk at school on Wednesday. When practice arrived, … 0