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Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the win on the mound and had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Roberson had a hit, a walk, two runs and …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka and Seth Gewanter each had two hits and scored twice for the Red Hawks (7-10, …

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley qualifies for WMass boys tournament

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team clinched a tournament berth by sweeping Holyoke, 5-0, Thursday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. The Tigers (9-8) lost two or fewer games in nine of their 10 set victories. Boys tennis South Hadley 5, Holyoke 0 At Mount Holyoke First singles: Mikey Miele (SH) def. Garrett Lemieux, 6-1, 6-0; Second singles: Dante Pio (SH) def. John Cruz, …

Trio completes 48-state Vermont-to-Washington driving challenge in record time

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — About a year ago, when John Frey told his wife, Jennifer Dieringer, that he was going to try to break the record for driving through all 48 states in the continental United States, she didn’t think …

Northampton City Council approves single-use plastic bag ban effective Jan. 1, 2016

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The City Council on Thursday officially banned single-use plastic bags in retail stores, joining a handful of other communities in Massachusetts which have done the same, including Cambridge, Brookline and Newburyport. The ordinance, which the council unanimously approved, takes effect Jan. 1, 2016 and will require …

Christopher Conley of Northampton charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to poison seriously ill daughter

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A city man accused of trying to kill his 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with Liquid-Plumr allegedly told police Wednesday that he wanted to end her pain because she has a serious illness. Christopher W. Conley, 32, of 73 Barrett St., Apt. 5155, was ordered held …

Greenfield Community College eyes Amherst Regional Middle School for courses, programs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST — School officials, local politicians and the leadership at Greenfield Community College are all eager to hold community college classes at the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School as part of a proposal that would move middle school classes …

Planning committee named for Burts Pit Road land leased to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A committee of local residents, school and state officials has been formed to help decide the future of the 280-plus acres of former Northampton State Hospital land off Burts Pit Road leased to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Smith Vocational Superintendent Jeffrey Peterson said the …

Sojourner Truth Memorial celebration Sunday in Florence

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two local students will be recognized at the 13th-annual Sojourner Truth Memorial celebration Sunday for volunteer work ranging from helping hospitalized veterans to anti-racism initiatives. The free event, organized by the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee, is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sojourner Truth …

Area brief

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Northampton STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Community members have a final chance to see the Northampton High School student art exhibit in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, which will remain on display until Tuesday. The exhibit features drawings, paintings, ceramics and other art by students of Northampton High School …

Area police news

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Amherst ∎ Brian James Knox, 38, of 464 Bay Road, was arrested at 1:51 a.m. Thursday on South East Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked …

Hamp Crew boathouse rises on new city-owned riverside park in Northampton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton Community Rowing is finishing construction of a boathouse beside the Connecticut River, a project that’s part of the new 11-acre Connecticut River Greenway Park owned by the city. Use of the boathouse, located off Damon …

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Thursday, May 21, 2015