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Brothers James Tarjick, left, and Aaron Tarjick, chat while awaiting their arraignment Wednesday at Hampshire County Courthouse.

Tarjick brothers arraigned in connection with area house breaks allegedly committed while one was wearing an electronic tracking device

Thursday, May 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two brothers from Berkshire County were arraigned side-by-side in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday on multiple charges resulting from a series of house breaks they are accused of committing between 2010 and 2012 while one of them was wearing an electronic tracking device. Police and district attorneys in Hampshire and Berkshire counties allege that James D. Tarjick Jr., 42, …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Hampshire trio tosses 5-hitter vs St. Mary

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Three Hampshire Regional pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Raiders beat St. Mary 4-2 Wednesday in Westfield. Matt York (three strikeouts) went the first four innings, Brandon Weyant earned the win with two shutout frames, while Dan Baldwin earned a one-inning save. Baldwin had a hit and scored two runs, while Noah Batchelder drove in one and scored one. Weyant and Steve …

Wednesday’s high school tennis/track: South Hadley girls tennis ends three-match skid

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The South Hadley girls tennis ended its three-match losing streak with a 5-0 sweep of Cathedral, Wednesday at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley. Katie Meon, Caroline Robitaille and Samantha Gawron combined to win 36 of 38 games at singles to lead the Tigers (6-6). Allyson Rondeau and Jessica Mekal-Foss dropped one game at first doubles, while second doubles was a forfeit victory for …

Area brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Northampton POLISH MOVIE: The Polish Heritage Committee invites friends of Polonia to a showing of the film “With Fire and Sword,” based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Valentine Parish Hall, 127 King St. The film is a story of love, adventure …

Northampton School Committee member Blue DuVal charged with stealing dog she says was a gift

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland woman has filed charges against Northampon School Committee member Blue DuVal, alleging that she stole her dog. DuVal, 54, of 38 Sandy Hill Road, pleaded not guilty Monday in Northampton District Court to a …

Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer …

Monday’s high school softball: Téa Spellacy powers Belchertown to first win

Monday, May 4, 2015

Téa Spellacy hit a seventh inning grand slam to help pad the Belchertown softball team’s first win of the season, 10-2 over Holyoke on the road Monday. Spellacy drove in six runs and doubled for the Orioles (1-7). Danielle Racicot went 3 for 3 with two runs scored …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hampshire punches postseason ticket

Monday, May 4, 2015

After a rare miss of the postseason last year, the Hampshire Regional baseball team only needed one game over the minimum to clinch a return spot Monday. The Raiders earned an 11-3 victory over Sabis in Westhampton to assure themselves a Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament berth. Hampshire …

Smith College community supportive of new admissions policy welcoming transgender women

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College’s admissions policy accepting transgender women — those born male who identify as female — has been met largely with approval from students on campus. Jess Marlor, a 22-year-old junior from Beverly, said that when …

Area police news

Monday, May 4, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police issued a written warning to a woman who drove her vehicle into a concrete wall outside the Mom’s House Chinese Food Market, 318 College St., at 11:16 a.m. Saturday and fled. The wall sustained damage in excess of $1,000, police said. ∎ Andrew P. Robichaud, …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, May 4, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Coping with kids The Gateway Family Center and Center for Women & Community in Huntington is hosting a free workshop on children’s behavior Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Teaching Boundaries to Children and Other Strategies to Prevent Abuse,” will cover addressing …