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Hopkins Academy's Spencer Butterfield strokes his drive during the Wednesday afternoon high school golf action at the Hickory Ridge Country Course Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: South Hadley fends off Belchetown

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 1-over-par 37 and Mike Miele added a 42 as the South Hadley boys golf team held off Belchertown, 173-180, at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley Wednesday. Ryan Chrabascz had a 40 to pace the Orioles. South Hadley 173, Belchertown 180 at The Ledges, par 36 South Hadley (4-7): Brian Bak, 37; Mike Miele, 42; Corey Calkins, 44; Jake Allard, 50 Belchertown (5-8): Ryan Chrabascz, 40; Frankie Murray, 44; Jason Krasinkiewicz, 46; Carl Teschke, 50 Agawam 156, Amherst 185 at Hickory Ridge GC, par 36 Amherst (3-10): John Noonan, 40; Alex Cantor, 47; Stephen McCudden, 48; Dani Miller-Grossman, 50 Cathedral …

Wednesday’s high schools: Frontier Regional, Amherst Regional return from long road trips with victories

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each travelled to a different county Wednesday evening, but returned home with 3-0 sweeps. The Red Hawks went to Berkshire County and took down Lee, while the Hurricanes went the other direction and earned a victory over Tantasqua in Worcester County. Frontier Regional 3, Lee 0 — The Red Hawks (12-0) kept their perfect …

Wednesday’s high school soccer: Christiano Marconi nets lone goal as Holyoke Catholic beats Putnam for first win

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christiano Marconi scored in the 44th minute as the Holyoke Catholic boys soccer team won for the first time, beating Putnam 1-0 Wednesday in Springfield. Collin Neffinger had the assist, while Tom Heavren made four saves for the Gaels (1-4-4). Amherst Regional 1, Agawam 0 — Alex LaRaja scored from Luke Webb roughly midway through the second half to lift the Hurricanes (8-0-1) …

Bistro Les Gras in Northampton gets all-liquor license seized from Eric Suher

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Through the luck of a draw, Bistro Les Gras, 25 West St., now will be able to serve liquor after receiving a sought-after license. The city’s License Commission randomly selected that restaurant from the seven applicants …

High school notebook: ‘Spike it for Life’ hits home for Frontier Regional girls volleyball team

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As the leaves change, fundraising for breast cancer swings into full gear as October is the disease’s dedicated “awareness” month. Endless philanthropic events rally support — emotionally and financially — including from high school athletic charity nights. The …

Soldier On receives $3 million grant to aid homeless veterans in Berkshire County

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The non-profit Soldier On has received an additional $3 million grant to aid homeless veterans and veterans at risk of losing their homes in Berkshire County. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families program and is part of …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At CDH The following artists will exhibit their work in October in the hall galleries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St. in Northampton: In the Locust Gallery: “Images of Another Time” includes paintings and photography by Steve …

‘Holding Hands with Ilsa’: Hampshire College film professor explores his roots in post-WWII Poland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It’s just a tendril of the past: a faded, somewhat blotchy black-and-white photo of a teenage girl, standing in a meadow with her hands on the shoulders of a small boy. Both face the camera, but between the …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Kneebody churns up the music at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Towering bass player Kaveh Rastegar was the affable spokesperson for Kneebody, a brilliant bicoastal jazz quintet that played the Iron Horse in Northampton this past Monday night. The small audience (35 people tops) was appreciative and enthusiastic — …

Northampton Board of Public Works would become advisory under reorganization of city government

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Board of Public Works would lose its power as a decision-making body under a significant reorganization of Northampton’s city government proposed by Mayor David J. Narkewicz. The changes also call for the city solicitor to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City …

Ware police officer: ‘... that guy wanted to kill me. His eyes were locked on me.’ Shooting victim: ‘We reached for the glove box where we had a gun ...’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Ware Police Officer Aaron DeSantis told investigators he believed his life was in danger when he fired two rounds from his service weapon and struck the driver of a car who stared him down and tried to run him over during a Sept. 23 traffic stop, …

Area briefs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hadley FALL FESTIVAL: Whole Children, an after-school center in Hadley for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a fall festival open to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival and open house will include tours …

Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through …