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Leverett

JERREY ROBERTS
Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, bats against Easthampton Friday in Easthampton. She got a hit, but was out at first on this at-bat.

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route 47 in Hadley. Free. For more information call 253-6443. ■∎ Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great … 0

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 … 0

Leverett residents directed to prepare for town’s new high-speed broadband network

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LEVERETT — With Leverett’s “Fiber to the Home” broadband network project moving into the final construction phase, the town Broadband Committee aims to help residents begin to prepare for it. Construction of the network is expected to begin in April or May with completion by the end of … 0

Carolyn Gardner, teacher targeted by racial slurs at Amherst Regional, calls response ‘anemic’ and ‘sluggish’

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AMHERST — Carolyn Gardner, a mathematics teacher at Amherst Regional High School who has been targeted by racial slurs three times since last fall, accused administrators Tuesday night of mounting an “anemic” and “sluggish” response to incidents she … 11

Leverett residents directed to prepare for town’s new high-speed broadband network

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LEVERETT — With Leverett’s “Fiber to the Home” broadband network project moving into the final construction phase, the town Broadband Committee aims to help residents begin to prepare for it. Construction of the network is expected to begin in April or May with completion by the end of … 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

On parole again, former Amherst soup kitchen cook Donald Perry raps system

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Donald Perry, 59, didn’t mince words about how he felt toward the system that put him back in prison after he was acquitted in July 2012 on charges of receiving stolen property. “I’m pissed, I’m totally … 1

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

Amherst Regional School Committee approves budget with 1.8 percent increase

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AMHERST — The Amherst Regional School Committee unanimously approved a budget of almost $30 million for the next fiscal year amid concerns Tuesday that voters in Shutesbury may no longer support the method used to determine each town’s share. The budget for the year beginning July 1 would … 0

AREA MEETINGS

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

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

No resolution yet in case keeping Amherst schools finance chief Robert Detweiler on paid leave

Monday, March 3, 2014

AMHERST — The chief of finances for the Amherst schools, placed on paid administrative leave nearly seven weeks ago, remains off the job. “The status remains the same,” School Superintendent Maria Geryk said in an email to the Gazette Monday. “It is unclear when I will have updated … 0